Why Aflac Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance giant Aflac (NYSE: AFL  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Aflac, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Aflac facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Columbus, Ga. (1955)

Market Cap

$24.0 billion

Industry

Life and health insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.4 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Daniel Amos

President/CFO Kriss Cloninger III

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.8%

Dividend Yield

2.6%

Competitors

AIG (NYSE: AIG  )

MetLife (NYSE: MET  )

Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 2,028 members who have rated Aflac believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, doinitmyway, tapped yesterday's earnings-related pullback as an attractive buy-in opportunity:

A lot of investors sell on news. [E]arnings were strong and guidance is good with reinvestments leading to less exposure on the European front. They are affected by the yen's value, but this is a strong company, it is making money and it is a dividend king. I'm in today ... and will rest easy knowing I own a strong brand name in my portfolio, at the top of their game.

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