Saturday, February 02, 2008

Aflac Increases Dividend Nearly 30%

On a year over year basis, Aflac (AFL) increased its quarterly dividend 29.7%. The new dividend increases to 24 cents per share versus 18.5 cents per share in the same period last year. Aflac's recent dividend history is detailed below.

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Aflac historical dividend table
Aflac's estimated payout ratio is approximately 25% based on 2008 estimated earnings of $3.87. The five year average payout ratio is 19%. The company carries an S&P Quality Ranking of A.

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Aflac dividend analysis table February 2, 2008
Aflac stock chart February 2, 2008

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