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Aflac Inc (AFL.N)

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18 Mar 2019
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Aflac Incorporated Q4 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $1.02
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ORPORATED ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS, REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER NET EARNINGS OF $525 MILLION, 2018 ADJUSTED EPS EXCEEDS GUIDANCE, AFFIRMS 2019 ADJUSTED EPS OUTLOOK, INCREASES FIRST QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND 3.8%.Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.02.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.69.Q4 REVENUE $5.1 BILLION VERSUS $5.4 BILLION.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $0.94 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.FY2019 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $4.21 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECLARED Q1 DIVIDEND OF $0.27 PER SHARE.EXPECT SHARE REPURCHASE WILL BE IN RANGE OF $1.3 BILLION TO $1.7 BILLION IN 2019.AFLAC - AS WE LOOK TO 2019, OBJECTIVE IS TO PRODUCE STABLE ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE OF $4.10 TO $4.30.EXPECT AFLAC U.S. TO DELIVER CONTINUED "SOLID" RESULTS IN 2019 WITH EARNED PREMIUM GROWTH OF 2% TO 3% AND STABLE SALES GROWTH.EXPECT TO SEE A SLIGHT DECLINE IN AFLAC JAPAN'S TOTAL EARNED PREMIUM IN 2019 MAINLY DUE TO LIMITED-PAY POLICIES REACHING PAID-UP STATUS.NET EARNINGS IN Q4 OF 2018 INCLUDED PRETAX NET REALIZED INVESTMENT LOSSES OF $322 MILLION, OR $0.42 PER DILUTED SHARE.AFLAC JAPAN SALES ARE EXPECTED TO DECLINE IN LOW-TO-MID SINGLE DIGITS IN 2019.  Full Article

Aflac Prices $550 Mln Of Senior Notes
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC INCORPORATED PRICES $550 MILLION OF SENIOR NOTES.AFLAC INC - HAS PRICED $550 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF FIXED-RATE, SENIOR NOTES DUE 2049.AFLAC INC - 2049 SENIOR NOTES WILL BE ISSUED AT A PRICE OF 99.340% WITH A RE-OFFER YIELD OF 4.792%.  Full Article

Aflac Incorporated Announces Q3 Results, Affirms EPS Outlook
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ORPORATED ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER RESULTS, AFFIRMS EPS OUTLOOK, DECLARES FOURTH QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND.Q3 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.03.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.09.Q3 REVENUE $5.6 BILLION VERSUS $5.5 BILLION.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.99 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE HIGH END OF CO'S REVISED 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE GUIDANCE OF $3.90 TO $4.06.  Full Article

Aflac Incorporated Q2 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $1.07
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 

July 26 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ORPORATED ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER RESULTS, UPWARDLY REVISES 2018 ADJUSTED EPS OUTLOOK, DECLARES THIRD QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND.Q2 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.07.Q2 REVENUE $5.6 BILLION VERSUS $5.4 BILLION.Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.99 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $3.90 TO $4.06.SEES Q3 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE ABOUT $0.87 TO $1.02.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $3.97 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.98 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Aflac Reports Q1 EPS Of $0.91
Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 

April 25 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER RESULTS, AFFIRMS 2018 OUTLOOK, DECLARES SECOND QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND.Q1 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.05.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.91.Q1 REVENUE $5.5 BILLION VERSUS $5.3 BILLION.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.97 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.SEES FY 2018 SALES UP 3 TO 5 PERCENT.CONTINUE TO EXPECT SHARE REPURCHASE WILL BE IN RANGE OF $1.1 BILLION TO $1.4 BILLION IN 2018.IN YEN TERMS, AFLAC JAPAN'S PREMIUM INCOME, NET OF REINSURANCE, WAS ¥353.3 BILLION IN QUARTER , OR 2.6% LOWER THAN A YEAR AGO.AFLAC - IF YEN AVERAGES 100 TO 110 TO DOLLAR FOR Q2, EXPECT Q2 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE TO BE ABOUT $0.91 TO $1.05.CONTINUE TO EXPECT SHARE REPURCHASE WILL BE IN RANGE OF $1.1 TO $1.4 BILLION IN 2018.REITERATE 2018 EARNINGS GUIDANCE.  Full Article

Aflac Issues Statement Regarding Recent Allegations
Friday, 12 Jan 2018 

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 Creates Asset Management Subsidiaries
Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC INCORPORATED CREATES ASSET MANAGEMENT SUBSIDIARIES; AFLAC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS TO CONTINUE AS INVESTMENT DIVISION.AFLAC - ANNOUNCED ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SUBSIDIARY, AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC.AFLAC INC - ‍ ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS NEW SUBSIDIARY AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE AS EARLY AS APRIL 1, 2018​.AFLAC - ERIC KIRSCH NAMED PRESIDENT OF AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC.AFLAC INC - ‍HIDETO YAMAMOTO HAS BEEN NAMED PRESIDENT OF AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT JAPAN LTD​.AFLAC INC - ADDITIONALLY, COMPANY CREATED A SUBSIDIARY OF AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC CALLED AFLAC ASSET MANAGEMENT JAPAN LTD.AFLAC - AFLAC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS TO MAINTAIN ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE.AFLAC - AFLAC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS TO CONTINUE TO MANAGE GENERAL ACCOUNT INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS OF AFLAC JAPAN & AFLAC U.S..  Full Article

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

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
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

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 

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

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Japan Post to buy 7 percent of U.S. insurer Aflac

Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will buy 7 percent of U.S. insurer Aflac Inc for about $2.4 billion, as the postal and financial conglomerate seeks new profit-drivers to counter weak growth prospects.