3 Reasons to Hold On to Aflac's Stock

Aflac  (NYSE: AFL  ) is a selection for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio. In this brief video, portfolio manager Chuck Saletta offers three reasons he's holding on to Aflac's stock despite its 16% increase since he bought those shares in February 2013.

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Summary:

  1. Aflac's market capitalization is somewhat below the iPIG portfolio's fair-value estimate.
  2. Aflac sports a solid balance sheet with a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.7, which suggests the company should have little trouble rolling over its debt in the near future.
  3. Aflac has a healthy, well-covered dividend with recent growth and room to continue growing as the company does.

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  • Report this Comment On April 22, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Interventizio wrote:

    Darn I can't see the video. I'll look for it in the Fool's Youtube channel.

  • Report this Comment On April 22, 2014, at 8:25 PM, TMFBigFrog wrote:

    Hi Interventizio,

    Thanks for looking for the video. There was a publication error when the piece first went live. That error has been fixed and the video should now be available.

    Regards,

    -Chuck

    Inside Value Home Fool

    Disclosure: I own shares of Aflac

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