Aflac Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AFL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Aflac (NYSE: AFL) is tomorrow, November 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $50.93 as of 9:55 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%.

The average volume for Aflac has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $24.47 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Aflac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Aflac Ratings Report.

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