With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Aflac, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Columbus, Ga. (1955)
Life and health insurance
Chairman/CEO Daniel Amos
President/CFO Kriss Cloninger III
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
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.
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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