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UPDATE: Credit Suisse Cuts PT to $58 on AFLAC on Yen Weakness

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AFLAC CEO On Q4 Earnings And Impact Of Weakening Yen
Earnings Scheduled For February 3, 2015

Credit Suisse maintained Aflac (NYSE: AFL) with an Outperform rating and lowered the price target from $59.00 to $58.00.

Credit Suisse commented, "AFL reported operating EPS of $1.48, a penny above our estimate and in line with consensus. While tracking segment earnings in a quarter where the yen moves around a lot on a USD reporting basis is difficult, our initial read is that slightly lower than expected Japanese earnings (on a yen basis) were offset by stronger than expected US earnings. The pre-tax margin in Japan was weaker at 17.7%, down 110 bps vs. a year ago, driven by the continued mix shift out from third sector products into WAYS, which generates a lower pretax margin."

AFLAC closed at $53.49 on Tuesday.

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