Dividends4Life: Aflac Is Undervalued In This Hot Market: Don't Buck The Duck

In 2015, AFL shares have outperformed the market, appreciating 1.7%; while a dividend contributed another 0.6%. Last year, the AFL stock lagged the averages. Post recession, and similar to other Insurance industry stocks, Aflac shares have struggled. Most of the big-name insurers have failed to participate fully in the 2009-2014 rally. Over the 6-year period, AFL logged a 6.9% total return (dividends reinvested) versus 15.6% for the S&P 500.

On balance, I believe Aflac represents a sound investment choice within the depressed valuations in the Financial sector/Insurance industry. Excellent returns, equity growth, and dividends underpin the best management team in the business. Senior leadership is making the necessary adjustments to well position the franchise both in Japan and the United States. Share price appreciation should follow.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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