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By Market News Video Staff, Thursday, May 12, 5:05 PM ET
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On 5/16/11, AFLAC Inc. (NYSE:AFL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3, payable on 6/1/11. As a percentage of AFL's recent stock price of $54.76, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%.

Below is a dividend history chart for AFL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3 declared by AFLAC Inc.:

AFL Dividend History
Date Div*
02/11/11 0.300
11/15/10 0.300
08/16/10 0.280
05/17/10 0.280
02/11/10 0.280
11/16/09 0.280
08/17/09 0.280
05/18/09 0.280
02/13/09 0.280
11/17/08 0.240
08/18/08 0.240
05/19/08 0.240
02/15/08 0.240
11/14/07 0.205
08/15/07 0.205
05/16/07 0.205
02/14/07 0.185
11/15/06 0.160
08/16/06 0.130
05/17/06 0.130
02/15/06 0.130
11/16/05 0.110
08/17/05 0.110
05/18/05 0.110
02/16/05 0.110
11/09/04 0.095
08/11/04 0.095
05/12/04 0.095
02/11/04 0.095
11/10/03 0.080
08/12/03 0.080
05/13/03 0.070
11/12/02 0.060
08/13/02 0.060
05/14/02 0.060
02/12/02 0.050
11/13/01 0.050
08/14/01 0.050
05/15/01 0.050
02/13/01 0.043
11/14/00 0.043
08/15/00 0.043
05/16/00 0.043
02/15/00 0.037
11/16/99 0.037
08/17/99 0.037
05/18/99 0.037
02/16/99 0.033
11/17/98 0.033
08/18/98 0.033
05/19/98 0.033
02/17/98 0.029
11/18/97 0.029
08/19/97 0.029
05/20/97 0.029
02/18/97 0.025
11/13/96 0.025
08/14/96 0.025
05/15/96 0.025
02/14/96 0.022
11/15/95 0.022
08/16/95 0.022
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AFL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AFL makes up 7.69% of the SPDR KBW Insurance ETF (AMEX:KIE) which is trading higher by about 0.6% on the day Thursday.

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AFL operates in the Life & Health Insurance sector, among companies like Coventry Health Care Inc. (CVH) which is up about 0.1% today, and Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK) trading higher by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of AFL, versus CVH and TMK.

AFL,CVH,TMK Relative Performance Chart In Thursday trading, AFLAC Inc. shares are currently up about 1.2% on the day.


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