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Consumer ETFs to Perk Up in 2018 on Wage Hikes?

2018-01-16 zacks
As soon as the tax reform got into effect, a flurry of wage hikes and bonus payments started showing up. The tax bill cuts “the corporate rate from 35% to 21%, gives pass-through businesses like the Trump Organization a 20% tax deduction, raises the standard deduction, expands the child tax credit, and temporarily lowers individual rates across the board (read: Tax Bill: What ETF Investors Need to Know). (120-0)

Friday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

2018-01-12 247wallst
Friday was another strong day for the U.S. markets, all three of the major averages hit all-time highs yet again. Crude oil has seen a strong week and is holding above the $64 mark. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive. The best performing sectors were consumer discretionary, energy, and industrials, up 1.2%, 0.9%, and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 0. (40-1)

AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Stock Dives on Fraud Allegations

2018-01-12 investorplace
The insurance giant has reportedly been exploiting its workers by pushing a high-pressure contract scheme on them, according to a Thursday report on The Intercept. Allegations have been made by current and former employees, along with three previously unreported lawsuits. (34-0)

Press Release Story

2018-01-12 aflac
To our policyholders in areas affected by wildfires in designated California counties: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba, as well as those in areas affected by recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, please know that the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Aflac are with you. We are working with government agencies that represent all declared disaster areas, including those under emergency order, to ensure we do everything possible to help you. (34-0)

10 First Stocks To Buy A 10-Year-Old: Start Investing Early

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Starting early in individual stocks not only allows more time for returns to compound, but for lessons on how stocks profit to compound in the student's education. (276-1)

Aflac (AFL) Hits New 52-Week High: Is More Upside Left?

2018-01-10 zacks
Shares of Aflac Inc. (AFL - Free Report) scaled a 52-week high of $91.3 on Jan 9, eventually closing a tad lower at $90. The gain is believed to be driven by the positive impact of the recently signed tax reform. (39-0)

Aflac (AFL) to Invest $250 Million Post Tax Bill Enactment

2017-12-29 zacks
Aflac Inc. (AFL - Free Report) has announced that it will invest $250 million in different areas such as employee welfare, business growth and provide support to childhood cancer initiatives. This development follows the recent passage of the tax reform by Donald Trump, which cuts the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. Per management, this easy tax regime provides it an opportunity to make investments like the latest one. (123-0)

BRIEF-Aflac Inc Responds To Tax Reform With Plan For Additional Investments In The U.S. Of $250 Mln

2017-12-28 reuters
* AFLAC INCORPORATED RESPONDS TO TAX REFORM WITH PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS IN THE U.S. OF $250 MILLION TARGETING WORKFORCE, STRATEGIC ALLOCATIONS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH, AND RENEWED AND STRENGTHENED COMMITMENT TO CHILDHOOD CANCER (34-0)

Should Value Investors Consider Aflac Incorp. (AFL) Stock?

2017-12-22 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. (34-0)

Active Portfolios Love Aflac, Hate Microsoft and Berkshire - ValueWalk

2017-12-19 valuewalk
Apple is one of the S&P 500’s standout performers this year, but rather surprisingly,  global active fund managers are underweight the stock compared to the MSCI AC World Index. (364-0)

Aflac Incorporated's (AFL) CEO Dan Amos on 2018 Outlook Conference Call (Transcript)

2017-12-01 seekingalpha
Welcome to the Aflac 2018 Outlook Conference Call. Your lines have been placed on listen-only until the question-and-answer session. Please be advised today’s conference is being recorded. (46-0)

3 Unknown Dividend Aristocrats Returning 10%+ Annually

2017-11-29 investorplace
If you are a retirement and/or income investor, there is an investing commandment that you probably have never heard of, and therefore don’t obey — thou shalt not live on dividends alone. It is a big mistake to just look at a high yield and buy the stock blind. That dividend growth alone may generate income that you need, but I guarantee that you are placing yourself in a higher risk category than you realize. (38-0)

Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Portfolio - Q3 2017 Update

2017-11-21 seekingalpha
Halvorsen's 13F portfolio value increased from $14.85B to $15.44B. The number of positions increased from 53 to 59. (1331-7)

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