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    1. Fitch Affirms Aflac Inc.'s Ratings; Outlook Negative


      Thu, 9 Oct 2014

      CHICAGO, October 09 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Aflac Inc.'s ( AFL ) 'A' long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and ..... this release. KEY RATING DRIVERS The affirmation of Aflac 's ratings reflects the company's extremely strong

    2. The Best Dividend Growers, Part 29: Aflac


      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      stocks. These stocks include: Aflac (NYSE: AFL ) Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW ..... yield, the order is as follows: Aflac - 2.52% MetLife - 2.50% Torchmark ..... follows: Torchmark - 103.60% Aflac - 32.14% MetLife - (52.70

    3. Aflac to boost alternative investment exposure, limit private placements


      Tue, 16 Sep 2014

      CIO Eric Kirsch joined Aflac ( AFL -1.5% ) in 2011 with a 3-year plan to boost returns by cutting allocations to JGBs. He also pulled back from private placements

    4. Aflac ’s Policy Sales Continue to Fall in 2Q; No Change to Our Fair Value Estimate


      Wed, 30 Jul 2014

      Aflac ’s second-quarter results were marred by ..... in WAYS life policy sales. Nonetheless, Aflac was able to hold its margins at 20% through ..... 60 per share and narrow moat rating for Aflac . We continue to see troubles brewing in Aflac

    5. Checking Retirement Readiness--and Streamlining Along the Way


      Tue, 3 Jun 2014

      IRA: Consumer Discr Select SPDR XLY 8,228 0.40 Don's Rollover IRA: Cash 427 0.02 N/A Don's Rollover IRA: Aflac AFL 11,655 0.57 Don's Rollover IRA: Cigna CI 9,291 0.45 Don's Rollover IRA: Covidien COV 11,020 0.54 Don

    6. Aflac's Japan Sales Slow in 1Q; Our Long-Term View Remains Intact


      Wed, 30 Apr 2014

      Excluding the impact of foreign currency, Aflac 's first-quarter operating earnings ..... interest-rate environment in which Aflac operates, the company chose to de ..... a cost advantage in distribution. Aflac 's sales method, primarily through

    7. Smead Capital Management Shareholder Letter 1Q 2014


      Wed, 16 Apr 2014

      two of our eight criteria. Gannett, Aflac and Franklin Resources were our poorest ..... suffered fear original to the company. Aflac ’s investor disinterest can be attributed ..... Japan. We anticipate good growth for AFLAC from their great branding in the US

    8. How Will Abenomics Force This Stock to Evolve?


      Fri, 11 Apr 2014

      national health-care coverage, Aflac AFL has a unique long-term growth opportunity ..... critical that investors understand how Aflac will navigate this challenging environment ..... of it. At a minimum, we believe Aflac 's product and investment strategies

    9. Supplemental Benefit Sales Continue to Offset Slowing Insurance Sales at Aflac ; No Change to FVE


      Wed, 5 Feb 2014

      There was little in Aflac ’s fourth-quarter results to alter ..... detracted from the robust sales growth that Aflac continues to generate with third sector ..... investors should ignore this impact as Aflac does not convert between currencies as

    10. Aflac ’s Profit Rises 84% on Investment Gains; Japan Sales Remain Weak


      Wed, 31 Jul 2013

      Aflac reported better-than-expected operating ..... the company is a low-cost producer, and Aflac continues to enjoy cost advantages over competitors ..... were flat from last year. We believe Aflac ’s narrow moat is still intact, despite

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