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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- Aflac's market capitalization is somewhat below the iPIG portfolio's fair-value estimate.
- 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.
- Aflac has a healthy, well-covered dividend with recent growth and room to continue growing as the company does.
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