Dividend Flows: Will Dec 1, 2016 be the day Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) makes dividends of $0.43?

Dividend Flows: Will Dec 1, 2016 be the day Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) makes dividends of $0.43?

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) is expected to pay $0.43 on Dec 1, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $1.72. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 14, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Aflac Incorporated’s current price of $72.61, the dividend is 0.59%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 16, 2016 and the announcement date is Oct 28, 2016. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.64 on November 11, hitting $72.61. About 1.85 million shares traded hands or 6.32% up from the average. AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 10.80% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.

Aflac Incorporated is a business holding company. The company has a market cap of $29.37 billion. The Firm engaged in is supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus . It has a 11.53 P/E ratio. Aflac’s insurance business consists of two divisions: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment is 0.96 in 2016 Q2. Its the same as in 2016Q1. The ratio has no change, as 50 funds sold all AFLAC Incorporated shares owned while 292 reduced positions. only 80 funds bought stakes while 248 increased positions. They now own 251.49 million shares or 1.29% less from 254.79 million shares in 2016Q1.
Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Group Incorporated Limited Co has 5,000 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Dubuque Bancshares Com has 0.01% invested in the company for 430 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv last reported 0.08% of its portfolio in the stock. Natl Bank Of The Ozarks holds 10,445 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Security National Bank Of So Dak, a Iowa-based fund reported 14,784 shares. Blackrock Inc last reported 0.17% of its portfolio in the stock. Hemenway Tru Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.13% or 6,864 shares. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri accumulated 0.27% or 30,965 shares. Origin Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 1.9% of its portfolio in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). The Michigan-based Sigma Planning has invested 0.05% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Morgan Stanley holds 0.05% or 1.79M shares in its portfolio. The Missouri-based First Allied Advisory Ser has invested 0.21% in AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 189,560 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Intrust Natl Bank Na has 0.38% invested in the company for 12,991 shares. Denver Invest Advsr Limited last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since May 31, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $10.48 million net activity. On Thursday, August 11 the insider RIMER BARBARA K sold $13,627. 8,976 shares with value of $626,525 were sold by WHITE TERESA L on Wednesday, June 8. The insider TILLMAN AUDREY B sold 18,856 shares worth $1.39 million. JANKE KENNETH S JR sold $519,900 worth of stock or 7,500 shares. JOHNSON DOUGLAS WAYNE sold $207,990 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. On Thursday, August 11 ARIYOSHI KOJI sold $4.20 million worth of the stock or 57,413 shares.

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) Ratings Coverage

Out of 16 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 11 “Hold”. This means 19% are positive. $71 is the highest target while $63 is the lowest. The $67.36 average target is -7.23% below today’s ($72.61) stock price. Aflac Incorporated has been the topic of 23 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 11 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Macquarie Research. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold” on Monday, May 23. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “” rating in Monday, October 12 report. The rating was upgraded by Bruyette & Woods;KBW; KBW” on Thursday, August 27 to “Mkt Perform”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. Citigroup upgraded the shares of AFL in a report on Thursday, September 10 to “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 10 by FBR Capital. Wood upgraded AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Thursday, August 27 to “Market Perform” rating.

More important recent AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Aflac Incorporated to Webcast Live Presentation at VirtualInvestorConferences.com” on October 27, 2016, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “How Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry”, Prnewswire.com published: “Aflac Incorporated to Release Third Quarter Results on October 27, 2016” on October 20, 2016. More interesting news about AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was released by: Valuewalk.com and their article: “Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 12: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)” with publication date: October 23, 2016.

AFL Company Profile

Aflac Incorporated, incorporated on April 27, 1973, is a business holding company. The Firm engaged in is supplemental health and life insurance, which is marketed and administered through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac). Aflac offers insurance policies in Japan and the United States that provide a layer of financial protection against income and asset loss. Aflac’s insurance business consists of two divisions: Aflac Japan and Aflac U.S. Aflac Japan sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, including cancer plans, general medical indemnity plans, medical/sickness riders, care plans, living benefit life plans, ordinary life insurance plans and annuities. Aflac U.S. sells supplemental insurance products, including products designed to protect individuals from depletion of assets, such as accident, cancer, critical illness/care, hospital intensive care, hospital indemnity, fixed-benefit dental, and vision care plans and loss-of-income products, such as life and short-term disability plans.

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