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10-24-2018 after market close 07-26-2018 after market close 04-25-2018 after market close 01-31-2018 after market close 10-25-2017 after market close 07-27-2017 after market close 04-27-2017 after market close
Actual EPS 1.03 1.07 1.05 1.6 1.7 1.83 1.67
Consensus EPS 0.99 0.98 0.97 1.55 1.62 1.63 1.62
Estimated EPS 0.99 0.98 0.97 1.55 1.62 1.63 1.62
Number of Estimates 6 7 8 7 8 8 9
EPS Surprise $0.04 $0.09 $0.08 $0.05 $0.08 $0.20 $0.05

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Aflac Inc is a general business holding company and acts as a management company. It offers supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan.

Market Cap: 35.2 Billion

Primary Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Website: http://www.aflac.com

Shares Outstanding: 393 Million

Float: 389 Million

Dividend: 1.8 (2.01%)

Beta: 1.018245

Sector: Financial Services

Industry: Insurance - Life

Short Interest (Jan 12, 2018): 7.45 Million

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 607 trading days

From: 2013-11-15 To: 2016-04-18

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Aflac Incorporated Presentation Now Available for On-Demand Viewing at VirtualInvestorConferences.com

via: PR Newswire at 2018-12-10 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) announced today that the live presentation from Daniel A. Bellware , CPA, CGMA, senior manager, Investor and Rating Agency Relations, is now available for on-demand viewing at VirtualInvestorConferences.com. … read more...

Tencent Music, Starbucks And Under Armour In Focus (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 07:27:06:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look f… read more...

My 34 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 15:46:25:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401( K ) plan. The goal… read more...

My 34 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 15:46:25:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401( K ) plan. The goal… read more...

My 34 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 15:46:25:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401( K ) plan. The goal… read more...

March To Freedom Fund November Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 10:46:52:000

We are now in the home stretch for 2018 and our portfolio has performed quite well this year. The March to Freedom Fund has a total return for the year of 9.63%. As always, this includes just share price appreciation and dividends received, but not the contributions that weve made. The… read more...

March To Freedom Fund November Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 10:46:52:000

We are now in the home stretch for 2018 and our portfolio has performed quite well this year. The March to Freedom Fund has a total return for the year of 9.63%. As always, this includes just share price appreciation and dividends received, but not the contributions that weve made. The… read more...

March To Freedom Fund November Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 10:46:52:000

We are now in the home stretch for 2018 and our portfolio has performed quite well this year. The March to Freedom Fund has a total return for the year of 9.63%. As always, this includes just share price appreciation and dividends received, but not the contributions that weve made. The… read more...

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Management on 2018 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference (Transcript)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 21:55:04:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) 2018 Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference Call December 4, 2018 15:30 ET Executives Eric Kirsch - Global Chief Investment Officer Analysts Alex Scott - Goldman Sachs Presentation Alex Scott To begin, I do have the Safe Harbor statement to… read more...

Live Investor Conference & Webinar: NYSE, NASDAQ, and OTC companies present December 6th

via: PR Newswire at 2018-12-04 08:35:00:000

Company executives share vision, answer questions live at VirtualInvestorConferences.com NEW YORK , Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --PR Newswire and BetterInvesting (NAIC) today announced the agenda for the upcoming VirtualInvestorConferences.com, the evergreen online investor confer… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Webcast Live Presentation at VirtualInvestorConferences.com

via: PR Newswire at 2018-12-03 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will make a webcast presentation at VirtualInvestorConferences.com. Daniel A. Bellware , CPA, CGMA, senior manager, Investor and Rating Agency Relations, is scheduled to present on D… read more...

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) CEO Dan Amos on 2019 Outlook Conference Call (Transcript)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 13:38:06:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) 2019 Outlook Conference Call December 03, 2018 09:00 AM ET Executives David Young - VP, Investor and Rating Agency Relations Dan Amos - Chairman and CEO Fred Crawford - CFO Eric Kirsch - Global Chief Investment Officer Koji Ariyoshi - Director and Head, Sale… read more...

Favorable Trade Winds? (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-02 07:30:18:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, l… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Favorable Trade Winds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-01 09:38:47:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Stocks are expected to take their cues next week from the tone coming out of the G-… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Makes a New Nest at Children's Hospital in New Orleans

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-29 16:30:00:000

NEW ORLEANS , Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered the first My Special Aflac Ducks to Children's Hospital in New Orleans . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel , is a social robot that uses med… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Makes a New Nest at Children's Hospital in New Orleans

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-29 16:30:00:000

NEW ORLEANS , Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered the first My Special Aflac Ducks to Children's Hospital in New Orleans . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel , is a social robot that uses med… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-27 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aflac Incorporated Frederick J. Crawford will participate in a fireside chat at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference … read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-27 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aflac Incorporated Frederick J. Crawford will participate in a fireside chat at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference … read more...

Jane's October Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:35:06:000

Investment Thesis October marks the eighth month that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Up to this point, Jane's retirement accounts from January 1st to September 30th of 2018 have demonstrated the following inc… read more...

Jane's October Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:35:06:000

Investment Thesis October marks the eighth month that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Up to this point, Jane's retirement accounts from January 1st to September 30th of 2018 have demonstrated the following inc… read more...

Dividend Increases: November 12-23, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 04:34:43:000

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis. Companies can only raise their dividends regularly and sustainably if they grow earnings sufficiently. I look for dividend increa… read more...

Watch the Aflac Duck in 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-21 15:51:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Kicking off the holiday season, the Aflac Duck, America's most iconic spokesduck, is set to cruise down Sixth Avenuein New York City during the 92 nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22 . The beloved masco… read more...

Watch the Aflac Duck in 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-21 15:51:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Kicking off the holiday season, the Aflac Duck, America's most iconic spokesduck, is set to cruise down Sixth Avenuein New York City during the 92 nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22 . The beloved masco… read more...

Watch the Aflac Duck in 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-21 15:51:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Kicking off the holiday season, the Aflac Duck, America's most iconic spokesduck, is set to cruise down Sixth Avenuein New York City during the 92 nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22 . The beloved masco… read more...

TIME Magazine Honors Innovative My Special Aflac Duck(TM)

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-19 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed leader in seeking a cure for childhood cancer, today announced that its innovative "smart" robot My Special Aflac Duck has bee… read more...

TIME Magazine Honors Innovative My Special Aflac Duck(TM)

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-19 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed leader in seeking a cure for childhood cancer, today announced that its innovative "smart" robot My Special Aflac Duck has bee… read more...

Aflac and Country Duo Maddie & Tae Surprise 5-year-old Cancer Patient with Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-16 14:06:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Aflac, a committed corporate ally in helping defeat childhood cancer, and country music stars Maddie & Tae, Country Music's Biggest Night TM turned into an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for one special pediatric canc… read more...

Aflac and Country Duo Maddie & Tae Surprise 5-year-old Cancer Patient with Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-16 14:06:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Aflac, a committed corporate ally in helping defeat childhood cancer, and country music stars Maddie & Tae, Country Music's Biggest Night TM turned into an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for one special pediatric canc… read more...

Aflac and Country Duo Maddie & Tae Surprise 5-year-old Cancer Patient with Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience at CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-16 14:06:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Aflac, a committed corporate ally in helping defeat childhood cancer, and country music stars Maddie & Tae, Country Music's Biggest Night TM turned into an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for one special pediatric canc… read more...

The Impact Of Dividend Increases Through September Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 04:30:00:000

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at its finest! Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 9 months. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about … read more...

The Impact Of Dividend Increases Through September Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 04:30:00:000

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at its finest! Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 9 months. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about … read more...

The Impact Of Dividend Increases Through September Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 04:30:00:000

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at its finest! Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 9 months. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about … read more...

Aflac Taps Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans to Create VIP Experience for Country Music Super Fans during CMA Week

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-14 16:31:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Leading up to Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac hosted an exclusive VIP event, in partnership with PEOPLE, at the renowned Bluebird Caf featuring CMA-nominated duo Dan + Shay and rising star Morgan Evans . The speci… read more...

Aflac Taps Dan + Shay and Morgan Evans to Create VIP Experience for Country Music Super Fans during CMA Week

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-14 16:31:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Leading up to Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac hosted an exclusive VIP event, in partnership with PEOPLE, at the renowned Bluebird Caf featuring CMA-nominated duo Dan + Shay and rising star Morgan Evans . The speci… read more...

ClearBridge International Growth ADR Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 05:50:00:000

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ClearBridge International Growth ADR Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 05:50:00:000

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Dividend Increases: November 5-9, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 08:00:00:000

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the follo… read more...

Aflac Helps Pediatric Patients from Local Hospital Join CMA Week Festivities

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-12 16:31:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac hosted a special event, in partnership with PEOPLE, featuring chart-topping artist RaeLynn. The event provided some entertainment for pediatric patients being treated at the… read more...

Aflac Launching Latest Lump Sum Critical Illness Insurance, Finding New Ways to Reach Patients in Need

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-12 08:01:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , announced today the initial launch of its latest lump sum critical illness insurance policy, which has been redesigned to include new riders and a wider ran… read more...

Despite tax cuts, companies plan to cut back on bonuses

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:00:00:000

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Workplace benefits and bonuses abound? Maybe not

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:00:00:000

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Despite tax cuts, companies plan to cut back on bonuses

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:00:00:000

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Workplace benefits and bonuses abound? Maybe not

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:00:00:000

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My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Waddles its Way into Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-08 16:51:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee . My Special Aflac Duck, designed … read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Waddles its Way into Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-08 16:51:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee . My Special Aflac Duck, designed … read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 34 Holdings, 2 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:02:50:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The go… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 34 Holdings, 2 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:02:50:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The go… read more...

Sweeten the Holidays with the 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-07 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally in the cause to help defeat childhood cancer, today introduced its 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck. One hundred percent of net pro… read more...

Expected Dividend Increases In November 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 07:09:38:000

Fall is here, the leaves are changing colors, and we are closing in on the end of a pretty darn exciting month in the market. For the first time in a while, Mr. Market experienced wild swings and presented dividend growth investors with some pretty strong opportunities. The two of us have defi… read more...

The Most Undervalued And Overvalued Dividend Champions - November 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 11:56:41:000

In June of 2015, I started a series of articles in which I highlight the stocks from the Dividend Champions list that have the highest and the lowest Percent Above Average Yield (PAAY) over the past year and over the past five years. PAAY is a measure of how much a stock is above (high PAAY, u… read more...

Aflac Announces Slate of Activities Leading Up To the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:30:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced a series of exclusive events the company will host across Music City for special country music fans. Be… read more...

Aflac Announces Slate of Activities Leading Up To the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:30:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced a series of exclusive events the company will host across Music City for special country music fans. Be… read more...

Aflac Announces Slate of Activities Leading Up To the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:30:00:000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Country Music's Biggest Night , Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced a series of exclusive events the company will host across Music City for special country music fans. Be… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Webcast 2019 Outlook Conference Call on December 3, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will webcast its 2019 outlook conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, December 3, 2018 . During the teleconference, members of Aflac's management team will discuss the 2019 o… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Webcast 2019 Outlook Conference Call on December 3, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will webcast its 2019 outlook conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, December 3, 2018 . During the teleconference, members of Aflac's management team will discuss the 2019 o… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Webcast 2019 Outlook Conference Call on December 3, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-11-01 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will webcast its 2019 outlook conference call at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Monday, December 3, 2018 . During the teleconference, members of Aflac's management team will discuss the 2019 o… read more...

Jane's September Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 09:59:36:000

Investment Thesis September marks the seventh month that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to August 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characterist… read more...

Jane's September Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 09:59:36:000

Investment Thesis September marks the seventh month that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to August 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characterist… read more...

Jane's September Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 09:59:36:000

Investment Thesis September marks the seventh month that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to August 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characterist… read more...

Aflac CEO Meets His Match With Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Tough Questions Program

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-31 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In what he describes tongue firmly in cheek as "one of the toughest interviews I've ever done," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos , the second longest tenured CEO in the Fortune 200 and four-time recipient of the Harvard Busi… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Indicative Shelf Registrations and Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-29 17:39:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned indicative Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of a- to senior unsecured debt and bbb+ to subordinated debt securities under the recently filed universal shelf registration of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) [NYSE:A… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Indicative Shelf Registrations and Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-29 17:39:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned indicative Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of a- to senior unsecured debt and bbb+ to subordinated debt securities under the recently filed universal shelf registration of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) [NYSE:A… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices $550 Million of Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-29 16:53:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced $550 million principal amount of fixed-rate, senior notes due 2049 (the "2049 senior notes") with a coupon of 4.750%. The 2049 senior notes will be issued at a price of 99.340% with … read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices $550 Million of Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-29 16:53:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced $550 million principal amount of fixed-rate, senior notes due 2049 (the "2049 senior notes") with a coupon of 4.750%. The 2049 senior notes will be issued at a price of 99.340% with … read more...

Aflac: Buy The Dip

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 08:10:37:000

Executive Summary On the 24th of October, Aflac Inc. ( AFL ), a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States that sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shared its results for the third quarter of 2018. Net income grew 18% to $845 million in Q3 2018,… read more...

Aflac: Buy The Dip

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 08:10:37:000

Executive Summary On the 24th of October, Aflac Inc. ( AFL ), a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States that sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shared its results for the third quarter of 2018. Net income grew 18% to $845 million in Q3 2018,… read more...

Aflac (AFL) Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 17:29:26:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Q3 2018 Earnings Call October 25, 2018 9:00 am ET Executives David Young - Aflac, Inc. Daniel P. Amos - Aflac, Inc. Frederick John Crawford - Aflac, Inc. Koji Ariyoshi - Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd. Richard L. Williams Jr. - Aflac, Inc. J. Todd Daniels … read more...

Aflac (AFL) Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 17:29:26:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Q3 2018 Earnings Call October 25, 2018 9:00 am ET Executives David Young - Aflac, Inc. Daniel P. Amos - Aflac, Inc. Frederick John Crawford - Aflac, Inc. Koji Ariyoshi - Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd. Richard L. Williams Jr. - Aflac, Inc. J. Todd Daniels … read more...

Aflac (AFL) Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 17:29:26:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Q3 2018 Earnings Call October 25, 2018 9:00 am ET Executives David Young - Aflac, Inc. Daniel P. Amos - Aflac, Inc. Frederick John Crawford - Aflac, Inc. Koji Ariyoshi - Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd. Richard L. Williams Jr. - Aflac, Inc. J. Todd Daniels … read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Hatches For the First Time at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-25 16:30:00:000

HOUSTON , Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --At an event designed to bring warmth and joy to children facing cancer, Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, yesterday delivered My Special Aflac Duck TM to The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cance… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Hatches For the First Time at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-25 16:30:00:000

HOUSTON , Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --At an event designed to bring warmth and joy to children facing cancer, Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, yesterday delivered My Special Aflac Duck TM to The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cance… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Hatches For the First Time at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-25 16:30:00:000

HOUSTON , Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --At an event designed to bring warmth and joy to children facing cancer, Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, yesterday delivered My Special Aflac Duck TM to The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cance… read more...

More on Aflac Q3: Sees full-year adjusted EPS at high end of $3.90-$4.06

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 17:54:18:000

Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) sees 2018 adjusted EPS at the high end of revised 2017 guidance of $3.90-$4.06; consensus estimate is for $4.07. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial stocks news, Earnings news and commentary, Read more … read more...

AFLAC beats by $0.04, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 16:14:58:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ): Q3 Non-GAAP EPS of $1.03 beats by $0.04 ; GAAP EPS of $1.09 beats by $0.11 . Revenue of $5.57B (+1.3% Y/Y) beats by $120M . Press Release More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Earnings news and commentary, Financial stocks news, read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Third Quarter Results, Affirms EPS Outlook, Declares Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-24 16:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today reported its third quarter results. Total revenues were $5.6 billion during the third quarter of 2018, compared with $5.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Net earnings were $845 million , o… read more...

Notable earnings after Wednesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 17:35:30:000

ABX , AEM , AFL , AGNC , AHL , AKR , ALGN , ALGT , AMD , ANIK , ARI , ASGN , AX , AXS , AZPN , BHE , CCMP , CLB , CLGX , CLS , CMRE , CTXS , CUZ , CVBF , CVRR , DLB , DRE , ECHO , EFX , EIG , ELY , EQC , ETH , F , FFIV , FNF , FR , FTI , FWRD , GG , … read more...

A SWAN (Sleep Well At Night) Amid The Swoon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 09:00:00:000

DGI (Dividend Growth Investing) generally means that you invest in a set of dividend-paying stocks that grow their dividend payout year after year. If you are still in the accumulation phase, reinvest (drip) the dividends, which results in more shares and higher future income. With each passin… read more...

A SWAN (Sleep Well At Night) Amid The Swoon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 09:00:00:000

DGI (Dividend Growth Investing) generally means that you invest in a set of dividend-paying stocks that grow their dividend payout year after year. If you are still in the accumulation phase, reinvest (drip) the dividends, which results in more shares and higher future income. With each passin… read more...

A SWAN (Sleep Well At Night) Amid The Swoon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 09:00:00:000

DGI (Dividend Growth Investing) generally means that you invest in a set of dividend-paying stocks that grow their dividend payout year after year. If you are still in the accumulation phase, reinvest (drip) the dividends, which results in more shares and higher future income. With each passin… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Third Quarter Results on October 24, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-17 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release third quarter financial results after the market closes on October 24, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conf… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Third Quarter Results on October 24, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-17 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release third quarter financial results after the market closes on October 24, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conf… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Third Quarter Results on October 24, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-17 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release third quarter financial results after the market closes on October 24, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conf… read more...

Beat The Recession With Dividends - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 12:48:30:000

This is the third article of this series focusing solely on dividend income to beat a recession. While price may fall in a recession, dividends may rise. In the first article " Beat The Recession With Dividends ," I created three portfolios of safe high-yield dividend aristocrats with a combin… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-12 15:59:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings of a- to the new yen-denominated senior unsecured notes of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) (NYSE:AFL), which total JPY 53.4 billion. The offering consists of JPY 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior unsecured notes du… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-12 15:59:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings of a- to the new yen-denominated senior unsecured notes of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) (NYSE:AFL), which total JPY 53.4 billion. The offering consists of JPY 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior unsecured notes du… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-12 15:59:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings of a- to the new yen-denominated senior unsecured notes of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) (NYSE:AFL), which total JPY 53.4 billion. The offering consists of JPY 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior unsecured notes du… read more...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Ratings to Aflac Incorporated's Senior Unsecured Notes

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-12 15:59:00:000

A.M. Best has assigned Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings of a- to the new yen-denominated senior unsecured notes of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) (NYSE:AFL), which total JPY 53.4 billion. The offering consists of JPY 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior unsecured notes du… read more...

Aflac prices ¥53.4B of yen-denominated senior notes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 07:57:32:000

Aflac's (NYSE: AFL ) offering of 53.4B (par value) in yen-denominated notes consists of29.3B of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2B of 1.488% senior notes due 2033, and 15.2B of 1.750% senior notes due 2038. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial … read more...

Aflac prices ¥53.4B of yen-denominated senior notes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 07:57:32:000

Aflac's (NYSE: AFL ) offering of 53.4B (par value) in yen-denominated notes consists of29.3B of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2B of 1.488% senior notes due 2033, and 15.2B of 1.750% senior notes due 2038. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial … read more...

Aflac prices ¥53.4B of yen-denominated senior notes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 07:57:32:000

Aflac's (NYSE: AFL ) offering of 53.4B (par value) in yen-denominated notes consists of29.3B of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2B of 1.488% senior notes due 2033, and 15.2B of 1.750% senior notes due 2038. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial … read more...

Aflac prices ¥53.4B of yen-denominated senior notes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 07:57:32:000

Aflac's (NYSE: AFL ) offering of 53.4B (par value) in yen-denominated notes consists of29.3B of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2B of 1.488% senior notes due 2033, and 15.2B of 1.750% senior notes due 2038. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial … read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices ¥53.4 Billion of Yen-Denominated Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-11 21:59:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced 53.4 billion (par value) in yen-denominated senior notes. The offering consists of 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2 billion of 1.488% senior notes d… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices ¥53.4 Billion of Yen-Denominated Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-11 21:59:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced 53.4 billion (par value) in yen-denominated senior notes. The offering consists of 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2 billion of 1.488% senior notes d… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices ¥53.4 Billion of Yen-Denominated Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-11 21:59:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced 53.4 billion (par value) in yen-denominated senior notes. The offering consists of 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2 billion of 1.488% senior notes d… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Prices ¥53.4 Billion of Yen-Denominated Senior Notes

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-11 21:59:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced 53.4 billion (par value) in yen-denominated senior notes. The offering consists of 29.3 billion of 1.159% senior notes due 2030, 15.2 billion of 1.488% senior notes d… read more...

Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-10 08:03:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employ… read more...

Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-10 08:03:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employ… read more...

My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio: 3rd Quarter 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 11:41:47:000

Ummm, well, I guess dont have much in the way of interesting or insightful introductory thoughts for this portfolio update. My portfolio just keeps chugging along producing more and more dividends. So lets just proceed with the data. First, if you wish to review my previous q… read more...

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 06:34:46:000

Welcome to the Q3-2018 review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. My quarterly reviews provide a summary of dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. I also provide some charts showing various portfolio statistics. While these reviews … read more...

Dividend Income Update September 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 05:53:35:000

The beginning of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. No doubt, these are the best posts to write and read online as it only provides further proof that dividend invest… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q3 2018 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 14:02:42:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter was another mediocre quarter for me. I have been lagging the S&P 500 this entire year, and this quarter was no different. The total return in Q3 was 1.2% lower than the S&P 500. While it's not my ultimate benchmark, I … read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q3 2018 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 14:02:42:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter was another mediocre quarter for me. I have been lagging the S&P 500 this entire year, and this quarter was no different. The total return in Q3 was 1.2% lower than the S&P 500. While it's not my ultimate benchmark, I … read more...

PII Dividend Growth Portfolio - 66 Holdings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 14:33:11:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Passive Income Investor as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more T… read more...

PII Dividend Growth Portfolio - 66 Holdings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 14:33:11:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Passive Income Investor as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more T… read more...

Monthly Review Of DivGro: September 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 06:48:20:000

Welcome to the September review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I present details of buys and sells, and I provide a summary of dividends collected. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI). In Sept… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 35 Holdings, 6 Sells, 2 Buys

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 03:36:49:000

What's New? After a calm August, the investment pendulum swung back to an active September. At a high level I have continued to pivot my portfolio more towards growth. In the transaction section I will highlight what has changed and why it did. Some slower growing dividend names have been cu… read more...

Dividend Growth 50: Double-Digit Divvy Dollar Dandy!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:26:08:000

I'm not the kind of guy who tends to throw around exclamation points willy-nilly, but … Wow! What a quarter of increasing income for the Dividend Growth 50! Thanks to solid earnings and rising free cash flow in most industries, shareholders have been rewarded with sizable dividend hikes. G... read more...

Dividend Growth 50: Double-Digit Divvy Dollar Dandy!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:26:08:000

I'm not the kind of guy who tends to throw around exclamation points willy-nilly, but … Wow! What a quarter of increasing income for the Dividend Growth 50! Thanks to solid earnings and rising free cash flow in most industries, shareholders have been rewarded with sizable dividend hikes. G... read more...

LATINA Style Names Aflac to its 2018 List of 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the U.S.

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-01 09:28:00:000

ATLANTA , Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite, today announced that the company has been named to LATINA Style 's 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States . This makes the 19th ti… read more...

Expected Dividend Increases In October 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 06:12:48:000

Wow. It is the fourth quarter already. It is hard to believe that the calendar is about to turn and the leaves are about to change colors. With a new month at hand, you know that means another installment of our expected dividend increases series. For those of you that are new to the b… read more...

Investors Need To PAAY Attention To This Information

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-30 22:05:47:000

Over the past 5+ years, I have been posting my KISS portfolio on Seeking Alpha. During that time, I have used my PAAY system to reinvest my dividends. PAAY stands for Percentage Above Average Yield. My theory behind the system is that when a dividend growth stock is trading at a price which gi… read more...

Jane's August Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:27:55:000

Investment Thesis August marks the six months that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to July 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characteristics: T… read more...

Jane's August Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:27:55:000

Investment Thesis August marks the six months that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to July 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characteristics: T… read more...

Jane's August Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:27:55:000

Investment Thesis August marks the six months that Jane's retirement (Traditional and Roth IRAs) have been established and received a steady flow of dividend income. Jane's retirement account from February 1st to July 31st of 2018 have demonstrated the following income characteristics: T… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Special Aflac Duck(TM) Soars into Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-21 13:52:00:000

COLUMBIA, S.C. , Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered My Special Aflac Duck to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina . My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Spr… read more...

My Quarterly Global Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 10:22:28:000

Background The long-term-focused long-only investment strategy for my global portfolio is no different from the one for my US-centric portfolio , except that it takes taxation into consideration, therefore, leading to the following implications: The portfolio is more biased towards no… read more...

My Quarterly Global Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 10:22:28:000

Background The long-term-focused long-only investment strategy for my global portfolio is no different from the one for my US-centric portfolio , except that it takes taxation into consideration, therefore, leading to the following implications: The portfolio is more biased towards no… read more...

MetLife Continues To Languish In An Out-Of-Favor Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 06:01:36:000

Maybe the nicest thing I can say about MetLife ( MET ) is that it has suffered no worse than its sector, with the shares down 4% over the past year and more or less in line with Lincoln ( LNC ) and Prudential ( PRU ), while Unum ( UNM ) has fallen more than 20%. The issues for invest… read more...

MetLife Continues To Languish In An Out-Of-Favor Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 06:01:36:000

Maybe the nicest thing I can say about MetLife ( MET ) is that it has suffered no worse than its sector, with the shares down 4% over the past year and more or less in line with Lincoln ( LNC ) and Prudential ( PRU ), while Unum ( UNM ) has fallen more than 20%. The issues for invest… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Webcast 2018 Financial Analysts Briefing

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-18 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will webcast its annual Financial Analysts Briefing on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) , which will be held on September 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (JST) in Tokyo . Aflac's m… read more...

Aflac Corporate Ventures Fund Increased from $100 Million to $250 Million

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-17 08:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that as part of its overall corporate venture strategy, the company is increasing its original investment in the Aflac Ventures Fund from $100 million over three years to $250 million over th… read more...

Top Dividend Growth Stocks By Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 08:16:39:000

Last Saturday, I published the September edition of my 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series. The top-ranked stock this month is Comcast ( CMCSA ), one of five Consumer Discretionary sector stocks in the 10 top-ranked stocks. I rank a selection of the CCC stocks every month and present 10 s… read more...

Top Dividend Growth Stocks By Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 08:16:39:000

Last Saturday, I published the September edition of my 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series. The top-ranked stock this month is Comcast ( CMCSA ), one of five Consumer Discretionary sector stocks in the 10 top-ranked stocks. I rank a selection of the CCC stocks every month and present 10 s… read more...

Top Dividend Growth Stocks By Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 08:16:39:000

Last Saturday, I published the September edition of my 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series. The top-ranked stock this month is Comcast ( CMCSA ), one of five Consumer Discretionary sector stocks in the 10 top-ranked stocks. I rank a selection of the CCC stocks every month and present 10 s… read more...

Aflac Unveils 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-12 08:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) accomplishments by unveiling its 2017 CSR Report: More Than a Promise . The comprehensive report highlights the … read more...

Aflac Unveils 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-12 08:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) accomplishments by unveiling its 2017 CSR Report: More Than a Promise . The comprehensive report highlights the … read more...

Aflac Unveils 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-12 08:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) accomplishments by unveiling its 2017 CSR Report: More Than a Promise . The comprehensive report highlights the … read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 1 Buy, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:56:24:000

What's New? After having an incredibly busy investment month in July, August was a little tamer. If you didn't read it, I encourage you to check out my July article . In that article, I highlighted my rationale for pivoting more towards dividend growth. I removed some holdings that while wo… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 1 Buy, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:56:24:000

What's New? After having an incredibly busy investment month in July, August was a little tamer. If you didn't read it, I encourage you to check out my July article . In that article, I highlighted my rationale for pivoting more towards dividend growth. I removed some holdings that while wo… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 1 Buy, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:56:24:000

What's New? After having an incredibly busy investment month in July, August was a little tamer. If you didn't read it, I encourage you to check out my July article . In that article, I highlighted my rationale for pivoting more towards dividend growth. I removed some holdings that while wo… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 1 Buy, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:56:24:000

What's New? After having an incredibly busy investment month in July, August was a little tamer. If you didn't read it, I encourage you to check out my July article . In that article, I highlighted my rationale for pivoting more towards dividend growth. I removed some holdings that while wo… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 1 Buy, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:56:24:000

What's New? After having an incredibly busy investment month in July, August was a little tamer. If you didn't read it, I encourage you to check out my July article . In that article, I highlighted my rationale for pivoting more towards dividend growth. I removed some holdings that while wo… read more...

A 'Special' Day for Children at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-06 15:56:00:000

ATLANTA , Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today delivered the very first My Special Aflac Ducks to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta . My Special Aflac Duck, desi… read more...

United States District Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Filed Against Aflac

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-04 18:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --"Aflac Incorporated is pleased that the derivative suit filed against the company late last year by three current or former independent agents has been dismissed in its entirety. The suit had no merit. The company has been ope… read more...

United States District Court Tosses Out Lawsuit Filed Against Aflac

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-04 18:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --"Aflac Incorporated is pleased that the derivative suit filed against the company late last year by three current or former independent agents has been dismissed in its entirety. The suit had no merit. The company has been ope… read more...

March To Freedom Fund: Adding Lockheed Martin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 09:14:48:000

The calendar has flipped to September, so it's time to look back at how the March to Freed Fund performed during the month of August. Including dividends, our total return for 2018 is 8.98%. This trails the performance of the S&P 500, which has a total return of 9.94% for the year. After… read more...

March To Freedom Fund: Adding Lockheed Martin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 09:14:48:000

The calendar has flipped to September, so it's time to look back at how the March to Freed Fund performed during the month of August. Including dividends, our total return for 2018 is 8.98%. This trails the performance of the S&P 500, which has a total return of 9.94% for the year. After… read more...

Aflac Commemorates National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-04 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, announced today a full slate of activities to honor children and families facing childhood cancer during September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. … read more...

Aflac Commemorates National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

via: PR Newswire at 2018-09-04 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, announced today a full slate of activities to honor children and families facing childhood cancer during September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. … read more...

Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-31 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , today announced the creation of an advisory council of highly respected authorities in childhood cancer and related fields, as well as individuals directl… read more...

Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-31 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , today announced the creation of an advisory council of highly respected authorities in childhood cancer and related fields, as well as individuals directl… read more...

Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-31 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , today announced the creation of an advisory council of highly respected authorities in childhood cancer and related fields, as well as individuals directl… read more...

Aflac Announces Formation of Advisory Council for the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-31 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , today announced the creation of an advisory council of highly respected authorities in childhood cancer and related fields, as well as individuals directl… read more...

Aflac taps Robert Ruff from Unum for SVP of strategic growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 16:38:32:000

Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) names Robert Ruff senior vice president of strategic growth, a new role responsible for executing on growth initiatives including product strategies, business development, and market development. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Unum Group, Financial stocks news, Re… read more...

Aflac taps Robert Ruff from Unum for SVP of strategic growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 16:38:32:000

Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) names Robert Ruff senior vice president of strategic growth, a new role responsible for executing on growth initiatives including product strategies, business development, and market development. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Unum Group, Financial stocks news, Re… read more...

Aflac taps Robert Ruff from Unum for SVP of strategic growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 16:38:32:000

Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) names Robert Ruff senior vice president of strategic growth, a new role responsible for executing on growth initiatives including product strategies, business development, and market development. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Unum Group, Financial stocks news, Re… read more...

Aflac Names Robert R. Ruff as SVP of Strategic Growth

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-27 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug.27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Robert R. Ruff has been named senior vice president of Strategic Growth, reporting to Richard L. Williams Jr. , executive vice president and chief distribution officer. In this new… read more...

Aflac Names Robert R. Ruff as SVP of Strategic Growth

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-27 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug.27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Robert R. Ruff has been named senior vice president of Strategic Growth, reporting to Richard L. Williams Jr. , executive vice president and chief distribution officer. In this new… read more...

Aflac Names Robert R. Ruff as SVP of Strategic Growth

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-27 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug.27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Robert R. Ruff has been named senior vice president of Strategic Growth, reporting to Richard L. Williams Jr. , executive vice president and chief distribution officer. In this new… read more...

5 Dividend Increases: August 13-17, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 03:03:00:000

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the following screens: Market c… read more...

5 Dividend Increases: August 13-17, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 03:03:00:000

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the following screens: Market c… read more...

5 Dividend Increases: August 13-17, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 03:03:00:000

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the following screens: Market c… read more...

Jane's July Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 15:10:10:000

Investment Thesis July marks the fifth month that I have tracked Jane's dividend income from her Traditional and Roth IRAs. Unlike the Taxable Account, we did not start making significant changes to her retirement accounts until after the first of the year. Because of this, there were a numb… read more...

Aflac Names Stephanie L. Shields as SVP of Aflac U.S. Broker Sales

via: PR Newswire at 2018-08-20 08:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that Stephanie L. Shields has been named senior vice president of Aflac U.S. Broker Sales, reporting to Richard L. Williams Jr. , executive vice president and chief distribution officer. I… read more...

March To Freedom Fund: July Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 22:36:04:000

The March to Freedom Fund, which will provide the dividends that pay my wife's and my expenses in retirement, has spent much of the last year or so trailing the S&P 500 ( SPY ). That is something that I am fine with for two reasons: 1) In previous years weve outperformed the index … read more...

8 Dividend Increases: August 6-10, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 05:21:53:000

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the fol… read more...

8 Dividend Increases: August 6-10, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 05:21:53:000

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the fol… read more...

8 Dividend Increases: August 6-10, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 05:21:53:000

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I use the CCC List as a starting point and apply the fol… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 4 Buys, 3 Sells

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 01:22:18:000

What's New? Firstly, apologies for getting this out late but we'll understand why. This edition will take some time to go through. June was a tremendously slow month for the portfolio and July was the polar opposite. Firstly, you may have noticed that the number of holdings significantly d… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 4 Buys, 3 Sells

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 01:22:18:000

What's New? Firstly, apologies for getting this out late but we'll understand why. This edition will take some time to go through. June was a tremendously slow month for the portfolio and July was the polar opposite. Firstly, you may have noticed that the number of holdings significantly d… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 4 Buys, 3 Sells

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 01:22:18:000

What's New? Firstly, apologies for getting this out late but we'll understand why. This edition will take some time to go through. June was a tremendously slow month for the portfolio and July was the polar opposite. Firstly, you may have noticed that the number of holdings significantly d… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 38 Holdings, 4 Buys, 3 Sells

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 01:22:18:000

What's New? Firstly, apologies for getting this out late but we'll understand why. This edition will take some time to go through. June was a tremendously slow month for the portfolio and July was the polar opposite. Firstly, you may have noticed that the number of holdings significantly d… read more...

In new summer ad, the Aflac Duck is there for the good and bad breaks in life

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-30 08:01:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of its latest television commercial, " Good Break ." The commercial continues Aflac's ongoing campaign to show, in lighthearted ways, that the Af… read more...

In new summer ad, the Aflac Duck is there for the good and bad breaks in life

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-30 08:01:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of its latest television commercial, " Good Break ." The commercial continues Aflac's ongoing campaign to show, in lighthearted ways, that the Af… read more...

In new summer ad, the Aflac Duck is there for the good and bad breaks in life

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-30 08:01:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced the launch of its latest television commercial, " Good Break ." The commercial continues Aflac's ongoing campaign to show, in lighthearted ways, that the Af… read more...

Aflac's Q2 2018: A SWAN Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 00:02:11:000

Executive Summary On the 26th of July, Aflac, Inc. (AFL), a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States, which sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shared its results for the second quarter of 2018. Net income grew by 16% to $832 million in Q2 2… read more...

Aflac's Q2 2018: A SWAN Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 00:02:11:000

Executive Summary On the 26th of July, Aflac, Inc. (AFL), a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States, which sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shared its results for the second quarter of 2018. Net income grew by 16% to $832 million in Q2 2… read more...

Aflac's (AFL) CEO Daniel Amos on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 15:10:51:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Q2 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call July 27, 2018, 09:00 AM ET Executives David Young - VP, Investor and Rating Agency Relations Daniel Amos - Chairman and CEO Frederick Crawford - Executive Vice President and CFO Teresa White - President, Aflac U.S. Er… read more...

AFLAC declares $0.26 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 17:02:58:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ) declares $0.26/share quarterly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Dividend News, Read more … read more...

More on Aflac Q2: Year forecast raised on strong H1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 16:55:00:000

Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) boosts year forecast to adjusted EPS$3.90-$4.06 from its prior view of $3.72-$3.88, assuming 2017weighted-average exchange rate of 112.16 yen to the dollar. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial stocks news, Earnings news and commentary, Read … read more...

AFLAC beats by $0.08, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 16:25:14:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ): Q2 EPS of $1.07 beats by $0.08 . Revenue of $5.59B (+2.9% Y/Y) beats by $90M . Press Release More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Earnings news and commentary, Financial stocks news, read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Second Quarter Results, Upwardly Revises 2018 Adjusted EPS Outlook, Declares Third Quarter Cash Dividend

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-26 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated today reported its second quarter results. Total revenues were $5.6 billion during the second quarter of 2018, compared with $5.4 billion in the second quarter of 2017. Net earnings were $832 million , or $1…. read more...

Notable earnings after Thursday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 17:35:24:000

AFL , AJG , AMGN , AMZN , ATR , AUY , BCOV , BJRI , BOFI , BOOM , BYD , BZH , CINF , CLD , CMG , COLM , CUBE , CVA , CXP , CY , CYH , DECK , DFS , DLR , EA , EGHT , EIX , ELLI , EMN , ENVA , EW , EXPE , FBHS , FHB , FICO , FII , FIX , FLEX , FSLR , FT… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 44: 5 Important Charts All Investors Need To See

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 09:40:42:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Financial stocks gain as 2 year-10 year Treasury yield spread widens

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 13:15:01:000

Financials stocks gain as the spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields widens to 34 basis points from 24 bps five days ago. More news on: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corporation, News on the U.S. economy, Financial stocks news, Stocks on th… read more...

The Passive DGI Core Portfolio: Midyear Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 09:00:00:000

DGI generally means that you invest in a set of dividend-paying stocks that grow their dividend payout year after year. If you are still in the accumulation phase, reinvest (drip) the dividends, which results in more shares and higher future income. With each passing year, this growth of divid… read more...

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q2 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 23:49:17:000

Welcome to the 22nd quarterly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. My quarterly reviews provide a summary of dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. I also provide some charts showing various portfolio statistics. While these rev… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q2 2018 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 19:20:37:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter came after a mediocre quarter for me. The first month was a direct continuation of the first quarter. My portfolio suffered from negative returns while the other two months made up for it. The total return in Q2 was 2.2%, whic… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q2 2018 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 19:20:37:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter came after a mediocre quarter for me. The first month was a direct continuation of the first quarter. My portfolio suffered from negative returns while the other two months made up for it. The total return in Q2 was 2.2%, whic… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Second Quarter Results on July 26, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-19 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release second quarter financial results after the market closes on July 26, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conference call sche… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Second Quarter Results on July 26, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-07-19 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release second quarter financial results after the market closes on July 26, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conference call sche… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 43: The 3 Essential Things All Investors Need To Get Rich

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 16:49:29:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 43: The 3 Essential Things All Investors Need To Get Rich

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 16:49:29:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 43: The 3 Essential Things All Investors Need To Get Rich

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 16:49:29:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Dividend Growth 50: Income Up Nearly 10%, Led By Kinder Morgan (Seriously!)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 10:34:18:000

Here's one from the Wonders Never Cease Dept.: When I say the Dividend Growth 50 has been "kindered," this time, it's actually a good thing! As has been the case with many Dividend Growth Investing portfolios, the DG50 was scarred by the presence of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ). Not only did KMI'… read more...

Dividend Growth 50: Income Up Nearly 10%, Led By Kinder Morgan (Seriously!)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 10:34:18:000

Here's one from the Wonders Never Cease Dept.: When I say the Dividend Growth 50 has been "kindered," this time, it's actually a good thing! As has been the case with many Dividend Growth Investing portfolios, the DG50 was scarred by the presence of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ). Not only did KMI'… read more...

Dividend Growth 50: Income Up Nearly 10%, Led By Kinder Morgan (Seriously!)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 10:34:18:000

Here's one from the Wonders Never Cease Dept.: When I say the Dividend Growth 50 has been "kindered," this time, it's actually a good thing! As has been the case with many Dividend Growth Investing portfolios, the DG50 was scarred by the presence of Kinder Morgan ( KMI ). Not only did KMI'… read more...

March To Freedom Fund Mid-Year Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 12:48:30:000

It has been a long time since Ive updated how the dividend growth portfolio of my wife and I has performed. Apparently, one-year-old boys have two speeds: fast and very fast. I havent had much time to write updates because I spend most of my time chasing the Lil Dividend Bro ar… read more...

March To Freedom Fund Mid-Year Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 12:48:30:000

It has been a long time since Ive updated how the dividend growth portfolio of my wife and I has performed. Apparently, one-year-old boys have two speeds: fast and very fast. I havent had much time to write updates because I spend most of my time chasing the Lil Dividend Bro ar… read more...

March To Freedom Fund Mid-Year Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 12:48:30:000

It has been a long time since Ive updated how the dividend growth portfolio of my wife and I has performed. Apparently, one-year-old boys have two speeds: fast and very fast. I havent had much time to write updates because I spend most of my time chasing the Lil Dividend Bro ar… read more...

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 01:14:34:000

Oakmark Fund - Investor Class Average Annual Total Returns (06/30/18) Since Inception (08/05/91) 12.84% 10year 12.48% 5year 13.07% 1year 13.46% 3month 2.13% Gross Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.90% Net Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.86% Past … read more...

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 01:14:34:000

Oakmark Fund - Investor Class Average Annual Total Returns (06/30/18) Since Inception (08/05/91) 12.84% 10year 12.48% 5year 13.07% 1year 13.46% 3month 2.13% Gross Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.90% Net Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.86% Past … read more...

Oakmark Fund: Second Quarter 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 01:14:34:000

Oakmark Fund - Investor Class Average Annual Total Returns (06/30/18) Since Inception (08/05/91) 12.84% 10year 12.48% 5year 13.07% 1year 13.46% 3month 2.13% Gross Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.90% Net Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.86% Past … read more...

Screening The Dividend Champions List For Bargains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 23:55:00:000

I ran my screen against the list of dividend champions from June 2018 , in order to identify bargains. The list of dividend champions includes companies that have managed to increase dividends to shareholders for at least 25 years in a row. The dividend champions list is more comprehensive… read more...

Financial stocks still lagging, with asset managers even more so

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 15:33:13:000

Not surprisingly, financial stocks are mostly down today, as are the broader markets, dogged by persistent uncertainty over trade and a yield curve that remains stubbornly flattish. More news on: Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Financial stocks news, Re… read more...

Monthly Review Of DivGro: June 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 07:51:36:000

Welcome to the monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. The goal of these reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI). In June, I opene… read more...

Fix Your Roof While The Sun Is Shining: The Dividend Aristocrats Are (Sorta) On Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 01:51:05:000

A large number of articles on Seeking Alpha are dedicated to dividend growth investing, and one finds no shortage of articles exhorting investors to consider the Dividend Aristocrats. To Seeking Alpha readers, these stocks need no introduction, but as regular contributor Ploutos reminds us… read more...

Lanny's June Dividend Income Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 05:52:06:000

Wow! We are finished with half the year already! The sun is bright, shining and hotter than heck! In fact, the temperature reads 95 degrees tonight and I am loving it. There were a great deal of positive events in June that I am excited to write about, but earning dividend income just … read more...

Dividend Income Update: June 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 06:45:01:000

The beginning of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. No doubt, these are the best posts to write and read online as it only provides further proof that dividend invest… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 42: 3 Reasons A Perfect Jobs Report Spells Great News For Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 02:16:58:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

My 44 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 09:43:08:000

What's New? June was a particularly busy month for me; birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, vacations, the list is seemingly endless! This is all on top of the typical daily responsibilities of work, running a business, family life and running a household. With all of these daily demands,… read more...

My 44 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 09:43:08:000

What's New? June was a particularly busy month for me; birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, vacations, the list is seemingly endless! This is all on top of the typical daily responsibilities of work, running a business, family life and running a household. With all of these daily demands,… read more...

My 44 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 09:43:08:000

What's New? June was a particularly busy month for me; birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, vacations, the list is seemingly endless! This is all on top of the typical daily responsibilities of work, running a business, family life and running a household. With all of these daily demands,… read more...

Dividend Champion Spotlight: Aflac Incorporated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 15:49:40:000

Insurance companies are an often under-rated portfolio contributor. Not the flashiest of investments, they can offer an alternative means of playing the financial sector as opposed to banking stocks. Perhaps one of the most recognizable names in the insurance sector is Aflac Incorporated ( AFL… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 41: 3 Growing Economic Risks You Need To Be Aware Of

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 07:12:50:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 41: 3 Growing Economic Risks You Need To Be Aware Of

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 07:12:50:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 41: 3 Growing Economic Risks You Need To Be Aware Of

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 07:12:50:000

(Source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my unique,… read more...

The Impact Of Dividend Increases Through June Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-01 09:34:01:000

Dividend investing at its finest! I thought now would be a great time to reflect on what has occurred over the last six months in the dividend income portfolio of mine. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and what the impact… read more...

Retire In 12 Years With $200K?  It's Not As Crazy As It Sounds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 12:31:53:000

Overview Retirement can be scary. It can be scary for those who are nearing retirement and it can be scary for those who are still many years away from retiring. But it doesn't have to be. If you search the internet, you can find several places where $200k, along with your social security be… read more...

Retire In 12 Years With $200K?  It's Not As Crazy As It Sounds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 12:31:53:000

Overview Retirement can be scary. It can be scary for those who are nearing retirement and it can be scary for those who are still many years away from retiring. But it doesn't have to be. If you search the internet, you can find several places where $200k, along with your social security be… read more...

Retire In 12 Years With $200K?  It's Not As Crazy As It Sounds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 12:31:53:000

Overview Retirement can be scary. It can be scary for those who are nearing retirement and it can be scary for those who are still many years away from retiring. But it doesn't have to be. If you search the internet, you can find several places where $200k, along with your social security be… read more...

Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 40: How Dividend Stocks Could Save You A Fortune During The Next Market Crash

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 03:51:52:000

(source: imgflip ) Introduction First, let me be very clear that this is my personal portfolio tailored to my specific financial situation, risk profile, time horizon, and personality traits. I am not recommending anyone mirror this portfolio, which is merely designed to show my uniqu… read more...

Aflac Recognized as One of America's 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

via: PR Newswire at 2018-06-25 08:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States , announced today that Points of Light has named Aflac to its 2018 Civic 50 list . According to their website, Points of Light is the world's larg… read more...

AFLAC (AFL) Presents At Morgan Stanley Financials Conference - Slideshow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-13 13:32:12:000

The following slide deck was published by Aflac Incorporated in conjunction with this Read more … read more...

AFLAC (AFL) Presents At Morgan Stanley Financials Conference - Slideshow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-13 13:32:12:000

The following slide deck was published by Aflac Incorporated in conjunction with this Read more … read more...

AFLAC (AFL) Presents At Morgan Stanley Financials Conference - Slideshow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-13 13:32:12:000

The following slide deck was published by Aflac Incorporated in conjunction with this Read more … read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 45 Holdings, 4 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 02:05:37:000

What's New? Being an investor primarily focused on generating a growing stream of income, I don't get caught up with the day to day movements of the market as a whole. I don't particularly care what number the S&P is trading at any particular time. I prefer to take the ground up approach… read more...

Remembering David Fish, The MVP Of DGI

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-04 13:31:21:000

In October 2014, David Fish was one of 10 fellow Seeking Alpha contributors I asked to take part in a collaborative project to determine a "new Nifty Fifty" primarily for Dividend Growth Investing practitioners. He initially was uneasy about taking part, saying: "I'm not sure I feel comforta… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (June 2018 Edition)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 13:17:03:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of dividend growth ((DG)) stocks by analyzing the holdings of Dividend ETFs, Real Estate ETFs, or even the public portfolio of DG Bloggers. I find these exercises quite insightful and certainly worth the effort. Comparing my portfolio to the v… read more...

13 Dividend Increases: May 21-25, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 17:55:53:000

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly raise dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I look for dividend increase announcements for stocks in the CCC List , but I use… read more...

13 Dividend Increases: May 21-25, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 17:55:53:000

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly raise dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I look for dividend increase announcements for stocks in the CCC List , but I use… read more...

Aflac Presents My Special Aflac Duck(TM) at The Atlantic's Children and Cancer: An Atlantic Forum

via: PR Newswire at 2018-05-22 16:48:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., today presented its innovative social robot, My Special Aflac Duck, at the Children and Cancer Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum, hos… read more...

7 Dividend Increases: May 14-18, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 13:27:57:000

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis. Companies can only increase their dividends sustainably if they grow earnings sufficiently. I look for dividend increase announceme… read more...

The Next Generation Dividend Growth Portfolio Q1 Update - Bring On The Dividends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:49:46:000

Welcome to the first progress report on the progress of the Next Generation Dividend Growth Portfolio. I will also apologize for not getting this out sooner but as readers of my other model portfolio have learned, I have been working on a spreadsheet that would calculate the dividends and the … read more...

Consider Selling When Your Stock Does This

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-19 07:38:37:000

I have developed hundreds of investment portfolios over the years, and I would like to share one of my top tips that will hopefully enable you retain more portfolio return without adding undue risk. This article's portfolio tip is to consider replacing any holding which exceeds its benchma… read more...

12 Upcoming Dividend Increases

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 10:18:47:000

Introduction The information presented below was created based on combining the "U.S. Dividend Champion" spreadsheet compiled by David Fish hosted here with upcoming dividend information from the NASDAQ . This meshes metrics about companies with dividend growth history with upcoming divid… read more...

Aflac Delivers Contemporary Solutions to Improve Care for Today's Cancer Patients

via: PR Newswire at 2018-05-17 08:07:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and cancer insurance pioneer, reaffirms its long-standing commitment to help those facing cancer through the launch of its Aflac Cancer Protection Assu… read more...

The 30+1 Portfolio: An Average Investor's Reasoning For Buying A Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 12:00:51:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Sleeps Well At Night as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more They… read more...

The 30+1 Portfolio: An Average Investor's Reasoning For Buying A Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 12:00:51:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Sleeps Well At Night as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more They… read more...

The 30+1 Portfolio: An Average Investor's Reasoning For Buying A Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 12:00:51:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Sleeps Well At Night as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more They… read more...

The 30+1 Portfolio: An Average Investor's Reasoning For Buying A Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 12:00:51:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Sleeps Well At Night as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more They… read more...

Value SuperScreen Deployed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 08:45:22:000

Introduction In the conclusion of my most recent article, " Value SuperScreen Vs. The S&P 500 ", I discuss a bit of my reservations with the composition of the VSS Portfolio as it sat at that moment, namely, that a few stocks were included which I felt would ultimately not make the cut. … read more...

Value SuperScreen Deployed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 08:45:22:000

Introduction In the conclusion of my most recent article, " Value SuperScreen Vs. The S&P 500 ", I discuss a bit of my reservations with the composition of the VSS Portfolio as it sat at that moment, namely, that a few stocks were included which I felt would ultimately not make the cut. … read more...

The 1% Dividend Growth Portfolio Q1 Update - Let It Rain Dividends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 05:03:07:000

This is the first report on the progress of the 1% Dividend Growth Portfolio. I must apologize for not getting this out sooner, however I have been working on a spreadsheet that would calculate the dividends and the progress of the portfolio as well as doing data entry. But now that I have som… read more...

The 1% Dividend Growth Portfolio Q1 Update - Let It Rain Dividends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 05:03:07:000

This is the first report on the progress of the 1% Dividend Growth Portfolio. I must apologize for not getting this out sooner, however I have been working on a spreadsheet that would calculate the dividends and the progress of the portfolio as well as doing data entry. But now that I have som… read more...

Aflac Brings Home SABRE Awards for Corporate Responsibility, Including Top Award for Best in Show

via: PR Newswire at 2018-05-09 16:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., announced today that the company received the Platinum SABRE Award for Best In Show and the Gold SABRE Award for Institutional Image . The SABRE Awards… read more...

Aflac Brings Home SABRE Awards for Corporate Responsibility, Including Top Award for Best in Show

via: PR Newswire at 2018-05-09 16:05:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., announced today that the company received the Platinum SABRE Award for Best In Show and the Gold SABRE Award for Institutional Image . The SABRE Awards… read more...

Value SuperScreen Vs. The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 09:09:10:000

Introduction My goal thus far in 2018 has been to isolate a proprietary stock picking strategy that has a back-tested and real-time proven record of S&P 500 Index ( SPY ) broad, market-beating results. My first such strategy has been named my " Pretty 30 Portfolio " stock selection met… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 42 Holdings, 4 Buys

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 05:22:14:000

April was a much busier month than March. On the investing front, we are in the middle of earnings season. Earnings season is the quarterly time of year when investors get that inside snapshot as to how each company is operating. So far it has been quite good which in turn is why I've felt com… read more...

Aflac's Q1 2018: I'm Sleeping Well With My Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 23:23:02:000

Executive Summary Last week, Aflac Inc. (AFL), a general business holding company operating in Japan and the United States which sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shared its results for the first quarter of 2018. Its net income grew by 21% to $717 million, benefiting from the … read more...

Value SuperScreen Unleashed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-01 11:23:16:000

Introduction Since publication of my article " FFTY: An Elegant Solution " back on March 26, 2018, I have found myself watching the performance of the Innovator IBD 50 ETF ( FFTY ) versus the iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF ( MTUM ) and Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF ( FDMO ) with pa… read more...

Aflac Expands Employer Options with Newest Group Disability Product

via: PR Newswire at 2018-05-01 08:00:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , is creating a fresh perspective in the marketplace by combining its voluntary benefits experience with true group fundamentals through the launch of its … read more...

Aflac (AFL) Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 15:43:09:000

Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Q1 2018 Earnings Call April 26, 2018 9:00 am ET Executives David Young - Aflac, Inc. Daniel P. Amos - Aflac, Inc. Frederick John Crawford - Aflac, Inc. Masatoshi Koide - Aflac Japan Co., Ltd. Teresa L. White - Aflac, Inc. Eric M. Kirsch - Aflac, Inc. Ric… read more...

Aflac approves 2-for-1 stock split

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 18:00:46:000

Aflac's (NYSE: AFL ) board has approved a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend payable on Mar. 16. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Financial stocks news, Read more … read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Two-for-One Stock Split in the Form of a 100% Stock Dividend Payable on March 16, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-13 16:08:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split of the company's common stock in the form of a 100% stock dividend payable on March 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as of th… read more...

AFL INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Continues Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-13 15:56:00:000

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith continues its investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018,&#… read more...

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Alfac Incorporated - AFL

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-13 14:35:00:000

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Alfac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) from February 27, 2013 through January 11, 2018, inclusive (the Class Period). The lawsuit seeks to re… read more...

AFLAC INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 Investing In Aflac Incorporated To Contact The Firm

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-12 19:19:00:000

NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential claims against Aflac Incorporated ("Aflac" or the "Company") (NYSE:AFL). If you invested in Aflac stock or options and would like to discuss you… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Continues Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-12 15:21:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)continues its investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities la… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Continues Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-12 15:21:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)continues its investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities la… read more...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-12 10:15:00:000

NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aflac Incorporated("Aflac" or the "Company") (NYSE: AFL) and certain of its officers, on behalf of share… read more...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-12 10:15:00:000

NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aflac Incorporated("Aflac" or the "Company") (NYSE: AFL) and certain of its officers, on behalf of share… read more...

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 08:32:42:000

David Fish's CCC list is an excellent source for dividend growth investors. Compiled and updated every month, the CCC list contains U.S. companies with at least 5 consecutive years of increasing dividends. The accompanying spreadsheet provides key statistics of the CCC stocks. In my monthl… read more...

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 08:32:42:000

David Fish's CCC list is an excellent source for dividend growth investors. Compiled and updated every month, the CCC list contains U.S. companies with at least 5 consecutive years of increasing dividends. The accompanying spreadsheet provides key statistics of the CCC stocks. In my monthl… read more...

Construct A Crash Resistant Income Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 09:00:00:000

The stock market volatility is back since the beginning of this month. Most market participants had become complacent during the last one year, as we had not seen a 3% intraday drawdown in more than a year. The SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF ( SPY ), which represents the S&P 500 Index, d… read more...

Construct A Crash Resistant Income Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 09:00:00:000

The stock market volatility is back since the beginning of this month. Most market participants had become complacent during the last one year, as we had not seen a 3% intraday drawdown in more than a year. The SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF ( SPY ), which represents the S&P 500 Index, d… read more...

Construct A Crash Resistant Income Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 09:00:00:000

The stock market volatility is back since the beginning of this month. Most market participants had become complacent during the last one year, as we had not seen a 3% intraday drawdown in more than a year. The SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF ( SPY ), which represents the S&P 500 Index, d… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-08 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference. Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos will represent the compan… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-08 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference. Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos will represent the compan… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference

via: PR Newswire at 2018-02-08 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Insurance Conference. Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos will represent the compan… read more...

24 Dividend Increases: January 29-February 2, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 07:00:09:000

Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if they grow earnings sufficiently. I monitor dividend increases of stocks in the CCC list of dividend growth stocks. I use the following screens to compile a watch list from the CCC stocks: Market cap $500M No stocks that ar… read more...

24 Dividend Increases: January 29-February 2, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 07:00:09:000

Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if they grow earnings sufficiently. I monitor dividend increases of stocks in the CCC list of dividend growth stocks. I use the following screens to compile a watch list from the CCC stocks: Market cap $500M No stocks that ar… read more...

24 Dividend Increases: January 29-February 2, 2018 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 07:00:09:000

Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if they grow earnings sufficiently. I monitor dividend increases of stocks in the CCC list of dividend growth stocks. I use the following screens to compile a watch list from the CCC stocks: Market cap $500M No stocks that ar… read more...

Robbins Arroyo LLP is Investigating the Officers and Directors of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) on Behalf of Shareholders

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-06 19:06:00:000

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Aflac, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental… read more...

Robbins Arroyo LLP is Investigating the Officers and Directors of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) on Behalf of Shareholders

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-06 19:06:00:000

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Aflac, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental… read more...

Robbins Arroyo LLP is Investigating the Officers and Directors of Aflac Incorporated (AFL) on Behalf of Shareholders

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-06 19:06:00:000

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins Arroyo LLP is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. Aflac, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental… read more...

Top Dividend Raises And Cuts For January 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 12:45:51:000

Dividend growth investing is a popular model followed by the investing community to build assets. Companies which not only pay dividends, but raise them year after year have been shown to perform better overall for investor returns. As part of my due diligence, I closely monitor all companie… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 46 Holdings, 1 Buy, 2 Sells

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 10:29:12:000

Welcome to the January 2018 update for my dividend growth portfolio. The year has started off with a big bang as each company analyzes (and some guide) to how the tax plan will change their upcoming 2018 earnings forecasts. Though recently the market has taken a breather, stocks trade at an el… read more...

Annual Review Of DivGro, 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 09:49:17:000

Welcome to the 5 th annual review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I created DivGro in January 2013 to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. Keeping track of DivGro in a public forum helps me to learn and grow as a dividend growth investor. Much of my lea… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-02-05 15:19:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

Aflac's Q4 2017: The Grand Finale Was Just Amazing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-04 09:04:00:000

Notes for the readers Most of the figures are based on financial reports of Aflac, Inc. ( AFL ) Executive Summary On January 31, 2018, Aflac Inc., a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States, which sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shar… read more...

Aflac's Q4 2017: The Grand Finale Was Just Amazing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-04 09:04:00:000

Notes for the readers Most of the figures are based on financial reports of Aflac, Inc. ( AFL ) Executive Summary On January 31, 2018, Aflac Inc., a general business holding company operating in Japan and in the United States, which sells voluntary supplemental insurance products, shar… read more...

Aflac Incorporated's (AFL) CEO Dan Amos on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 16:08:03:000

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call February 01, 2017 9:00 AM ET Executives David Young Vice President-Investor and Rating Agency Relations Dan Amos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Teresa White President-Aflac U.S. Masatoshi… read more...

Aflac Incorporated's (AFL) CEO Dan Amos on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 16:08:03:000

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call February 01, 2017 9:00 AM ET Executives David Young Vice President-Investor and Rating Agency Relations Dan Amos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Teresa White President-Aflac U.S. Masatoshi… read more...

NextEra, Perrigo Among 12 Dividend Increases Expected In The First Half Of February

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 12:47:34:000

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of December, I provided predictions for 14 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in January. I underestimated several … read more...

NextEra, Perrigo Among 12 Dividend Increases Expected In The First Half Of February

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 12:47:34:000

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of December, I provided predictions for 14 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in January. I underestimated several … read more...

AFLAC declares $0.52 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 16:22:34:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ) declares $0.52/share quarterly dividend , 15.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.45. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Dividend news, Read more … read more...

AFLAC declares $0.52 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 16:22:34:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ) declares $0.52/share quarterly dividend , 15.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.45. More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Dividend news, Read more … read more...

AFLAC beats by $0.05, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 16:21:09:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ): Q4 EPS of $1.60 beats by $0.05 . Revenue of $5.42B (-9.1% Y/Y) beats by $90M . Press Release More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Earnings news and commentary, Financial stocks news, read more...

AFLAC beats by $0.05, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 16:21:09:000

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL ): Q4 EPS of $1.60 beats by $0.05 . Revenue of $5.42B (-9.1% Y/Y) beats by $90M . Press Release More news on: Aflac Incorporated, Earnings news and commentary, Financial stocks news, read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Fourth Quarter Results, Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Net Earnings of $2.4 Billion, Reports Estimated Impact of $1.7 Billion Tax Reform Benefit, 2017 Operating EPS In Line With Guidance, Updates 2018 Outlook for U.S. Tax Reform, Increases First Quarter Cash Dividend 15.6%

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-31 16:19:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated today reported its fourth quarter results. Total revenues were $5.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with $6.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $2.4 billion… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Fourth Quarter Results, Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Net Earnings of $2.4 Billion, Reports Estimated Impact of $1.7 Billion Tax Reform Benefit, 2017 Operating EPS In Line With Guidance, Updates 2018 Outlook for U.S. Tax Reform, Increases First Quarter Cash Dividend 15.6%

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-31 16:19:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated today reported its fourth quarter results. Total revenues were $5.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with $6.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $2.4 billion… read more...

Notable earnings after Wednesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 17:35:37:000

AFG , AFL , AGNC , ALGT , APU , AVB , BOOT , BRKL , CACI , CDNS , CLB , CMO , CMPR , CNMD , CTXS , DRE , EBAY , EFII , EGOV , EGP , ESIO , EZPW , FB , HI , IVAC , KEX , KRC , LNC , LSTR , MAA , MDLZ , MDP , MEOH , MKSI , MSFT , MUR , MUSA , NOW , OTEX … read more...

Notable earnings after Wednesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 17:35:37:000

AFG , AFL , AGNC , ALGT , APU , AVB , BOOT , BRKL , CACI , CDNS , CLB , CMO , CMPR , CNMD , CTXS , DRE , EBAY , EFII , EGOV , EGP , ESIO , EZPW , FB , HI , IVAC , KEX , KRC , LNC , LSTR , MAA , MDLZ , MDP , MEOH , MKSI , MSFT , MUR , MUSA , NOW , OTEX … read more...

Notable earnings after Wednesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 17:35:37:000

AFG , AFL , AGNC , ALGT , APU , AVB , BOOT , BRKL , CACI , CDNS , CLB , CMO , CMPR , CNMD , CTXS , DRE , EBAY , EFII , EGOV , EGP , ESIO , EZPW , FB , HI , IVAC , KEX , KRC , LNC , LSTR , MAA , MDLZ , MDP , MEOH , MKSI , MSFT , MUR , MUSA , NOW , OTEX … read more...

NXT Capital Announces Expanded Partnership with Aflac Incorporated

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-30 13:00:00:000

CHICAGO , Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --NXT Capital announced today that it has expanded its relationship with Aflac Incorporated to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of Aflac Incorpor… read more...

NXT Capital Announces Expanded Partnership with Aflac Incorporated

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-30 13:00:00:000

CHICAGO , Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --NXT Capital announced today that it has expanded its relationship with Aflac Incorporated to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of Aflac Incorpor… read more...

NXT Capital Announces Expanded Partnership with Aflac Incorporated

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-30 13:00:00:000

CHICAGO , Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --NXT Capital announced today that it has expanded its relationship with Aflac Incorporated to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of Aflac Incorpor… read more...

AFL INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-29 16:24:00:000

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018,&#x… read more...

AFL INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-29 16:24:00:000

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018,&#x… read more...

AFL INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-29 16:24:00:000

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018,&#x… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Expanded Partnership with NXT Capital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-29 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it has expanded its relationship with NXT Capital to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of A… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Expanded Partnership with NXT Capital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-29 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it has expanded its relationship with NXT Capital to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of A… read more...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Expanded Partnership with NXT Capital

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-29 16:20:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it has expanded its relationship with NXT Capital to include management of a portfolio of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Aflac Global Investments, the asset management subsidiary of A… read more...

Fractional Shares And No Fees: How To Save Money By Going Direct

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 09:34:09:000

If you're a long-term investor like myself, you probably invest via dollar cost average ((DCA)) into your portfolio monthly or quarterly. And if not, you've at least maybe heard of the strategy. In fact you might be a DCA investor and not even realize it. That's right - if you participate in y… read more...

Fractional Shares And No Fees: How To Save Money By Going Direct

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 09:34:09:000

If you're a long-term investor like myself, you probably invest via dollar cost average ((DCA)) into your portfolio monthly or quarterly. And if not, you've at least maybe heard of the strategy. In fact you might be a DCA investor and not even realize it. That's right - if you participate in y… read more...

Fractional Shares And No Fees: How To Save Money By Going Direct

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 09:34:09:000

If you're a long-term investor like myself, you probably invest via dollar cost average ((DCA)) into your portfolio monthly or quarterly. And if not, you've at least maybe heard of the strategy. In fact you might be a DCA investor and not even realize it. That's right - if you participate in y… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

The Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of an Investigation Concerning Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws by Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-26 14:16:00:000

The Klein Law Firm announces the commencement of an investigation of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. On January 11, 2018, The Intercept published an article entitled Behind the Duck: Former Aflac Employees Allege Fraud and… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Commences Investigation on Behalf of Aflac Incorporated Investors (AFL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-25 19:34:00:000

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM)announces an investigation on behalf of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE: AFL ) investors concerning the Company and its officers possible violations of federal securities law… read more...

Aflac Incorporated to Release Fourth Quarter Results on January 31, 2018

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-24 16:25:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan.24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it will release fourth quarter financial results after the market closes on January 31, 2018 . In conjunction with the earnings release, Aflac Incorporated will webcast a conferenc… read more...

Dividend Growth Check-Up: 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 14:16:59:000

Each year I try to look back on the year that was to see how my dividend growth portfolio performed. Not from a return perspective; rather from a purely dividend growth perspective. Since my goal is to build up a portfolio of excellent companies that pay me cold, hard cash to support our lifes… read more...

Aflac Announces 'Long Live Music' Experience in Partnership with Daybreaker to Kick Off Music's Biggest Weekend

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-24 09:01:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac , the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and Official Insurance Partner of the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards , today announced that it is partnering with Daybreaker , the early morning movemen… read more...

Dividend Aristocrats In A Rising Rate Environment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-22 06:45:00:000

It seems like it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate portfolio income without taking on a disproportionately higher level of risk. For years, interest rates were so low that investors sought yield by taking on more credit risk, going further out on the yield curve, investing in emer… read more...

Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Advanced Micro Devices, Aflac Incorporated, DST Systems, Inc., Forum Merger Corporation, GoPro, Inc., Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-21 00:28:00:000

NEW YORK , Jan.21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Lifshitz & Miller announces investigation into possible securities law violations by AMD and certain of its officers in connection with a January 11, 2018 announcement that a fundamental security flaw h… read more...

Aflac Named to Fortune's List of World's Most Admired Companies for 17th Year

via: PR Newswire at 2018-01-19 16:15:00:000

COLUMBUS, Ga. , Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States , has been named by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company, ranking No. 3 in the Insurance: Life and Health category. Having appeared on this pres… read more...

AFL INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of an Investigation Involving Possible Securities Fraud Violations by the Board of Directors of Aflac Incorporated

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-19 14:30:00:000

The Law Offices of Vincent Wong notifies investors of an investigation concerning whether Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE:AFL) violated federal securities laws. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/AFL-Info-Request-F… read more...

AFL SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of an Investigation Involving Possible Securities Fraud Violations by the Board of Directors of Aflac Incorporated

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-18 15:43:00:000

The Law Offices of Vincent Wong notifies investors of an investigation concerning whether Aflac Incorporated (Aflac or the Company) (NYSE:AFL) violated federal securities laws. Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/AFL-Info-Request-F… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2018-02-20 2018-03-01 2018-02-21 2018-01-31 0.52 Dividend income
2017-11-14 2017-12-01 2017-11-15 2017-10-25 0.45 FI Dividend income
2017-08-21 2017-09-01 2017-08-23 2017-07-27 0.43 Dividend income Q
2017-05-22 2017-06-01 2017-05-24 2017-04-27 0.43 Dividend income Q
2017-02-13 2017-03-01 2017-02-15 2017-01-31 0.43 Dividend income Q
2016-11-14 2016-12-01 2016-11-16 2016-10-27 0.43 Dividend income Q
2016-08-22 2016-09-01 2016-08-24 2016-07-28 0.41 Dividend income Q
2016-05-16 2016-06-01 2016-05-18 2016-04-26 0.41 Dividend income Q
2016-02-11 2016-03-01 2016-02-16 2016-02-01 0.41 Dividend income Q
2015-11-16 2015-12-01 2015-11-18 2015-10-27 0.41 Dividend income Q
2015-08-17 2015-09-01 2015-08-19 2015-07-28 0.39 Dividend income Q
2015-05-18 2015-06-01 2015-05-20 2015-04-28 0.39 Dividend income Q
2015-02-12 2015-03-02 2015-02-17 2015-02-03 0.39 Dividend income Q
2014-11-17 2014-12-01 2014-11-19 2014-10-28 0.39 Dividend income Q
2014-08-18 2014-09-02 2014-08-20 2014-07-29 0.37 Dividend income Q
2014-05-19 2014-06-02 2014-05-21 2014-04-29 0.37 Dividend income Q
2014-02-12 2014-03-03 2014-02-14 2014-02-04 0.37 Dividend income Q
2013-11-18 2013-12-02 2013-11-20 2013-10-29 0.37 Dividend income Q
2013-08-19 2013-09-03 2013-08-21 2013-07-30 0.35 Dividend income Q
2013-05-20 2013-06-03 2013-05-22 2013-04-24 0.35 Dividend income Q
2013-02-13 2013-03-01 2013-02-15 2013-02-05 0.35 Dividend income Q
Ex-Date Declared Date Record Date Payment Date Ratio To Factor For Factor
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