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Aflac Inc (AFL.N)

AFL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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21 Sep 2018
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Aflac Inc Files For Potential Debt Offering
Friday, 7 Sep 2018 05:38pm EDT 

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL DEBT OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING.  Full Article

Aflac Inc Q4 Earnings Per Share $5.95
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018 04:19pm EST 

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ORPORATED ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS, REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 NET EARNINGS OF $2.4 BILLION, REPORTS ESTIMATED IMPACT OF $1.7 BILLION TAX REFORM BENEFIT, 2017 OPERATING EPS IN LINE WITH GUIDANCE, UPDATES 2018 OUTLOOK FOR U.S. TAX REFORM,.Q4 OPERATING EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.60.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $5.95.Q4 REVENUE $5.4 BILLION VERSUS $6.0 BILLION.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $1.56 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.AFLAC - INCREASE IN NET EARNINGS IN Q4 REFLECTS ESTIMATED $1.7 BILLION BENEFIT FROM U.S. TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT.IN YEN TERMS, AFLAC JAPAN'S PREMIUM INCOME, NET OF REINSURANCE, DECREASED 3.3% IN THE FOURTH QUARTER TO ¥354.2 BILLION,.AFLAC - ANTICIPATE 2018 GROWTH IN EARNED PREMIUM TO BE AROUND 2-3% AND NEW ANNUALIZED PREMIUM SALES GROWTH OF 3-5%.AFLAC JAPAN'S GROWTH RATES IN DOLLAR TERMS FOR FOURTH QUARTER WERE SUPPRESSED AS A RESULT OF THE WEAKER YEN/DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE.EXPECT SHARE REPURCHASE WILL BE IN RANGE OF $1.1 TO $1.4 BILLION IN 2018.BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED A 15.6% INCREASE IN THE QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST QUARTER.AFLAC - OBJECTIVE FOR 2018 IS TO PRODUCE STABLE OPERATING EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $7.45 TO $7.75.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $7.50 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Aflac Issues Statement Regarding Recent Allegations
Friday, 12 Jan 2018 01:18pm EST 

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC SAYS INVESTIGATED CLAIMS MADE IN RECENT MEDIA STORIES AND "FOUND THEM TO BE WITHOUT MERIT".AFLAC SAYS ‍INTENDS TO FIGHT "ALLEGATIONS" AGAINST CO BEGINNING WITH FILING FOR THEIR DISMISSAL​.AFLAC - INDIVIDUALS REFERRED TO IN RECENT MEDIA STORIES ARE "NOT EMPLOYEES OF AFLAC".AFLAC - INDIVIDUALS REFERRED TO IN RECENT MEDIA STORIES "‍CAN BE PART-TIME AND LICENSED TO SELL WITH OTHER COMPANIES AS WELL"​.  Full Article

Aflac Inc Responds To Tax Reform With Plan For Additional Investments In The U.S. Of $250 Mln
Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 09:00am EST 

Dec 28 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC INCORPORATED RESPONDS TO TAX REFORM WITH PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS IN THE U.S. OF $250 MILLION TARGETING WORKFORCE, STRATEGIC ALLOCATIONS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH, AND RENEWED AND STRENGTHENED COMMITMENT TO CHILDHOOD CANCER.AFLAC - ‍EFFECTIVE 2018, CO MAKES COMMITMENT TO INCREASE CO'S 401(K) MATCH, FROM 50 PCT TO 100 PCT ON FIRST 4 PCT OF EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION​.AFLAC INC - EXPECTS TO INCREASE OVERALL INVESTMENT IN U.S. BY APPROXIMATELY $250 MILLION OVER THREE TO FIVE YEARS.  Full Article

Aflac reports Q3 earnings per share $1.80
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 04:31pm EDT 

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc :Aflac incorporated announces third quarter results, upwardly revises 2017 operating eps outlook, increases fourth quarter cash dividend 4.7 pct.Q3 operating earnings per share $1.70.Q3 earnings per share $1.80.Q3 revenue $5.5 billion versus $5.7 billion.Q3 earnings per share view $1.63 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Sees Q4 non-GAAP operating earnings per share about $1.42 to $1.66.Aflac Inc - ‍pretax net realized gains from securities transactions and impairments for Q3 amounted to $53 million​.Aflac Inc - "‍continue to anticipate that we'll repurchase in range of $1.3 to $1.5 billion of our shares in 2017​".Aflac Inc - ‍pretax net realized investment gains from certain derivative and foreign currency activities in quarter were $18 million​.Aflac Inc - ‍continue to anticipate a long-term growth rate of 3 pct to 5 pct in new annualized premium sales through 2019​.Aflac Inc - ‍continue to target a long-term growth rate in range of 4 pct to 6 pct through 2019​.Aflac Inc - ‍net earnings in quarter also included a pretax charge of $10 million, reflecting Japan branch conversion costs​.Aflac Inc - ‍revising 2017 operating earnings per diluted share outlook to $6.75 to $6.95​.Fy2017 earnings per share view $6.70 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Q4 earnings per share view $1.55 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Aflac will soon float about 60 bln yen in yen-denominated hybrid bonds - Nikkei‍​
Friday, 13 Oct 2017 02:03pm EDT 

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Nikkei::Aflac Inc will soon float about 60 billion yen or so in yen-denominated hybrid bonds - Nikkei ‍​.  Full Article

Aflac Incorporated board increases shares authorized for repurchase
Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 04:20pm EDT 

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc :Aflac Incorporated board of directors increases shares authorized for repurchase.Aflac Inc - has authorized purchase of up to 40 million shares of its common stock​.Aflac Inc - new ‍authorization is in addition to 15.6 million shares that remained under a previous authorization as of June 30, 2017​.  Full Article

Aflac receives notice of unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corp to buy up to 1.5 mln shares of Aflac common stock
Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 04:30pm EDT 

June 27 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::Aflac - received notice of unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital corporation to buy up to 1.5 million shares of aflac incorporated common stock.Aflac Inc - TRC Capital's offer is at a price of $74.25 per share.Recommends that shareholders do not tender their shares of Aflac incorporated common stock in response to the offer."Aflac does not endorse this unsolicited offer".  Full Article

Aflac reports Q1 earnings per share $1.47
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 04:22pm EDT 

April 27 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc -:Aflac Incorporated announces first quarter results, affirms 2017 outlook, declares second quarter cash dividend.Q1 operating earnings per share $1.67.Q1 earnings per share $1.47.Q1 revenue fell 2.6 percent to $5.3 billion.Q1 earnings per share view $1.61, revenue view $5.35 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Aflac Inc - affirms 2017 outlook.Aflac - "we continue to anticipate that we'll repurchase in range of $1.3 to $1.5 billion of our shares in 2017, front-end loaded in first half of year".Fy2017 earnings per share view $6.44, revenue view $21.63 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Aflac Inc reports Q4 earnings per share $1.84
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 04:18pm EST 

Aflac Inc - : Aflac Incorporated announces fourth quarter results, reports 2016 net earnings of $2.7 billion, 2016 operating EPS in line with guidance, affirms 2017 outlook, declares first quarter cash dividend . Q4 operating earnings per share $1.54 . Q4 earnings per share $1.84 . Q4 earnings per share view $1.63 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Q4 revenue rose 12 percent to $6.0 billion . In yen terms, Aflac Japan's premium income, net of reinsurance agreements, increased .2% in q4 . Anticipate that we'll repurchase in range of $1.3 to $1.5 billion of our shares in 2017 . Aflac Inc- "Anticipate a long-term compound annual growth rate of 3% to 5% in new annualized premium sales" .Aflac Japan's growth rates in dollar terms for q4 were magnified as a result of "significantly stronger" yen/dollar exchange rate.  Full Article

BRIEF-Aflac Reports Q1 EPS Of $0.91

* ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER RESULTS, AFFIRMS 2018 OUTLOOK, DECLARES SECOND QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND