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    1. Fitch Places 9 Japanese Insurers, Aflac on Rating Watch Negative

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      Wed, 10 Dec 2014

      (The following statement was released by the rating agency) TOKYO/HONG KONG, December 10 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has today placed nine Japanese insurance companies and one US insurance company on Rating Watch Negative (RWN). These insurers are rated at or above Japan's Long-Term Local Currency Issuer

    2. Sales in Japan Remain Subdued for Aflac in 3Q

      Commentary

      Wed, 29 Oct 2014

      Aflac 's third-quarter results were marred by ..... Japanese economy clearly had a negative effect on Aflac 's performance in the quarter, with operating ..... insurance and medical products, as reflected in Aflac 's quarterly results.

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

      Commentary

      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

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

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      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

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

      Commentary

      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

    6. Smead Capital Management Shareholder Letter 1Q 2014

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      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

    7. How Will Abenomics Force This Stock to Evolve?

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      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

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

      Commentary

      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

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

      Commentary

      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

    10. The Road to Omaha: Sighting the Duck as an Elephant

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      Thu, 25 Apr 2013

      undervaluation for being a business owner. Aflac ( AFL )-Our Recommended “Elephant” for Berkshire Aflac is the kind of high-quality business which ..... Geico collects auto insurance premiums, Aflac collects supplemental health insurance premiums

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