There are a number of specific details that investors in Aflac (NYSE:AFL) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the insurer from a shareholder's perspective.
The slideshow shows, among other things, that Aflac rewards investors in multiple ways:
- Its shares yield 2.5%, comfortably outpacing the S&P 500's dividend yield of 2.1%.
- It has bought back $1.6 billion worth of its own stock over the past 12 months, translating into a 5% decrease in Aflac's outstanding share count.
- And although its shares have slightly underperformed the S&P 500 since the beginning of 2005, Aflac's total return trailed the large cap index by only 9 percentage points over the 10-year stretch.
To learn more about Aflac, scroll through the slideshow below, which is designed to serve as an owner's manual for the company's shareholders.