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Aflac Inc (AFL.N)

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Aflac Incorporated Q1 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $1.12
Friday, 26 Apr 2019 

April 25 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::ORPORATED ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER RESULTS, REPORTS FIRST QUARTER NET EARNINGS OF $928 MILLION, AFFIRMS 2019 ADJUSTED EPS OUTLOOK, DECLARES SECOND QUARTER CASH DIVIDEND.Q1 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.12.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.23.Q1 REVENUE $5.7 BILLION VERSUS $5.5 BILLION.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $1.06 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.AFFIRMS 2019 ADJUSTED EPS OUTLOOK, DECLARES Q2 CASH DIVIDEND.DECLARED Q2 DIVIDEND OF $0.27 PER SHARE.FY2019 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $4.26 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.WE CONTINUE TO ANTICIPATE A SLIGHT DECLINE IN AFLAC JAPAN'S TOTAL EARNED PREMIUM IN 2019.CONTINUE TO ANTICIPATE THAT WE'LL REPURCHASE IN RANGE OF $1.3 TO $1.7 BILLION OF OUR SHARES IN 2019.  Full Article

Japan Post Holdings Says It Will Acquire 7 Percent Stake In Aflac Inc
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd <6178.T>::JAPAN POST HOLDINGS SAYS IT WILL ACQUIRE 7 PERCENT STAKE IN AFLAC INC .JAPAN POST HOLDINGS SAYS HOPES ONCE VOTING RIGHTS EXCEED 20 PERCENT 4 YEARS FROM INITIAL INVESTMENT, AFLAC PROFITS WOULD BE REFLECTED IN ITS EARNINGS.  Full Article

Aflac Says Japan Post Holdings Plans To Buy About 7 pct Of Co's Outstanding Common Shares Through A Trust
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc ::AFLAC INCORPORATED FURTHER STRENGTHENS ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH JAPAN POST HOLDINGS; JAPAN POST HOLDINGS TO PURCHASE IN THE OPEN MARKET A STRATEGIC STAKE REPRESENTING APPROXIMATELY 7% OF AFLAC INCORPORATED; CONFERENCE CALL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 19TH AT 8:00 A.M. (ET) .AGREEMENT DOES NOT CHANGE AFLAC INCORPORATED'S OUTLOOK TO REPURCHASE EXPECTED RANGE OF $1.3 TO $1.7 BILLION OF ITS SHARES IN 2019.SAYS AGREEMENT WILL PROVIDE FOR AFLAC SHARES TO BE ACQUIRED BY A TRUST UNDER WHICH JAPAN POST HOLDINGS WILL BE ECONOMIC BENEFICIARY.SAYS AGREEMENT WILL ALSO INCLUDE A CAP ON SHARE OWNERSHIP OF 10%, A MINIMUM HOLDING PERIOD OR "LOCK-UP" PROVISION.  Full Article

Aflac Inc Files For Potential Debt Offering
Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 

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
Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 

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 

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 

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

Aflac Incorporated board increases shares authorized for repurchase
Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 

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