Aflac

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rose 5% last week after reiterating its profit growth expectations for the next three years. Speaking at an analyst conference, the supplemental insurance provider said it expects operating earnings-per-share to rise at a 15% to 17% clip 2002 and 2003. Aflac executives also said they expect to increase operating EPS by 15% in 2004. The growth targets exclude the impact of yen on its earnings, which could be significant as more than half of Aflac's profits are generated by its Japanese subsidiary.