Aflac, Inc. (NYSE:AFL)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A general business holding company and acts as a management company, overseeing the operations of its subsidiaries by providing management services and making capital available. The company's principal business is supplemental health and life insurance.

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Member Avatar RedandBlack (98.89) Submitted: 5/26/2014 11:20:23 AM : Outperform Start Price: $48.29 AFL Score: -20.75

I can't believe it's been three years since this call. I bought AFL on weakness around the Japanese tsunami thinking that the stock would bounce back quicker than expected. It hasn't turned out that way with the call trailing the S&P 500 by 20%. I'm still standing by AFL as I like the management and cash flow to outpace the S&P from here.

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks14 (45.43) Submitted: 5/22/2014 6:16:14 PM : Outperform Start Price: $62.48 AFL Score: -3.15

Div. (Yield) $1.48 (2.4%)

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Member Avatar Dividends500 (68.18) Submitted: 3/8/2014 9:30:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $60.87 AFL Score: -8.11

Dividends500 tracks the 200 strongest dividends in the S&P 500. To qualify as a strong dividend, the company must meet two simple requirements:

- A payout ratio below 50%
- An increasing dividend from the prior year

Because there are more than 200 dividend paying companies in the S&P 500 that meet these requirements, the qualifying companies with the largest dividend yields were chosen.

Dividends500 intends to test this FactSet article, which highlights these strong dividend paying companies and their outperformance versus the S&P 500 as a whole (Page 12).

http://www.factset.com/websitefiles/PDFs/dividend/dividend_12.16.13

If you have questions or see something you think is inaccurate feel free to let me know.

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Member Avatar dswallen (43.67) Submitted: 3/7/2014 12:31:19 AM : Outperform Start Price: $65.17 AFL Score: -7.09

Little competition in the US, hugely loyal customer base in Japan. This company has a license to print money.

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Member Avatar Gatoribis (< 20) Submitted: 2/26/2014 8:53:47 AM : Underperform Start Price: $62.40 AFL Score: +4.86

This is a well run company which unfortunately does 80% of its business in Japan. It needs to grow its business in the U.S. because the weak yen has a negative effect on its bottom line. It will take more than 4 years for the U.S. side of the business to grow to a larger percentage of the total. The yen will continue to be "soft" during this time period and will continue to have a negative effect.

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Member Avatar healthcarevalue (97.47) Submitted: 2/24/2014 9:23:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $61.95 AFL Score: -4.17

9.2 times earnings. 14 percent return on invested capital (ROIC). Low debt with debt equity 0.34.

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Member Avatar AnsgarJohn (99.17) Submitted: 1/17/2014 8:50:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $64.04 AFL Score: -8.07

Price to FCF 2,9 ? The Duck Aflac http://www.gurufocus.com/stock/AFL end at $68 Graham Value.

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Member Avatar pjgz (28.92) Submitted: 12/26/2013 3:16:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $66.09 AFL Score: -11.22

cash cow, rising interest rates

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Member Avatar TMFEnochRoot (99.77) Submitted: 12/26/2013 9:45:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $65.86 AFL Score: -11.25

Adding green thumbs on my SA 2014 challenge picks. All unloved, all due for a rebound.

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Member Avatar shrutisDad (48.22) Submitted: 12/17/2013 9:29:40 AM : Outperform Start Price: $65.58 AFL Score: -13.27

Seems to be passing my sniff tests.

Good:
- Growing defensive profits
- Earnings power
- Seems undervalued with enough margin of safety (buy under 72)
- Insurance company!

Bad:
- Bad altman-z? (could be an issue with my calculation)

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Member Avatar INDYASWAIN (< 20) Submitted: 12/13/2013 1:58:38 PM : Outperform Start Price: $65.30 AFL Score: -13.63

I LIKE AFLAC!!!!!!!!!

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Member Avatar steelheart100 (78.40) Submitted: 11/29/2013 9:56:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $48.90 AFL Score: -18.17

Exceptionally we'll run company. Quietly executing without much competition in this niche. Good cornerstone investment for a portfolio, dividends dominate.

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks11 (28.63) Submitted: 11/22/2013 5:53:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $42.72 AFL Score: -5.99

Div. (Yield) $1.48 (2.2%)
Current Yield 3.4%

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Member Avatar doinitmyway (< 20) Submitted: 10/21/2013 10:39:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $64.64 AFL Score: -14.67

strong financials, great dividend and growth story.

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Member Avatar rgofoolishdoc (54.26) Submitted: 10/9/2013 7:57:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $61.95 AFL Score: -15.55

steady insurance premiums in an improving Japan turnaround

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Member Avatar 10x2 (30.13) Submitted: 10/3/2013 6:21:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $61.73 AFL Score: -14.86

Aflac is selling at a PE of 10.2 versus a 15 year normalized PE of 17.5. Over that time period earnings grew at about 13.5% and analysts foresee 8% going forward. Now that may or may not happen. If it holds though and say the PE expands to a modest 13.5, you're looking at a price target of about $94 EOY 2015. Add in 2.5% in dividends and you're talking about ~20% annualized return over the next 2 years.

I like my chances.

Long Aflac

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Member Avatar ConwayCrow (43.85) Submitted: 9/19/2013 11:12:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $61.19 AFL Score: -10.80

Steady performance. Wise leadership. Continued improvement in their asian markets. Hopeful they may tap other markets in the future as the global economy becomes more vibrant.

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Member Avatar amwhite6 (44.44) Submitted: 9/17/2013 3:24:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $61.09 AFL Score: -11.51

Changing My Caps to Reflect my investing strategy. I start with a simple screener trying to find undervalued dividend paying stocks. Then because I want to invest in things I understand I eliminate any businesses I have not heard of or in areas I lack knowledge ( Financials, Precious Metals). After that I check the Caps Rating and it gets a thumbs up if it is rated 4 stars or higher. Very few 3 star companies will get a thumbs up but occasionally i will go out on a limb with one.

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Member Avatar Lurifax (39.73) Submitted: 8/28/2013 4:12:29 PM : Outperform Start Price: $56.78 AFL Score: -8.56

Very nice business case. Impresive earning record. This company is just one of my stars formany years to come..

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Member Avatar TMFStockDraft13 (29.44) Submitted: 8/15/2013 4:21:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $58.84 AFL Score: -10.98

Owner: Matt Koppenheffer

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