The ex-dividend date for Aflac (NYSE:AFL) is Monday, May 20, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $54.39 as of 9:31 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.6%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Aflac (NYSE: AFL) is Monday, May 20, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $54.39 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%. The average volume for Aflac has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $25.55 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Aflac Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.