Aflac Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (AFL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Aflac (NYSE: AFL) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 33 cents per share. At a price of $48.37 as of 9:39 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Aflac has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $22.91 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (Aflac), provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.1, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 12.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aflac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Aflac Ratings Report.

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