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Update: Aflac and Synovus grapple with 52-week lows today in choppy stock market

Columbus-based Aflac and Synovus rebounded from 52-week lows today amid an overall choppy market that turned positive late in the day, breaking a seven-day losing streak.

Supplemental health and life insurer Aflac slipped to $43.59 after the stock market opened, but rebounded to $44.86, 29 cents higher, or 0.9 percent.

Regional banking firm Synovus dipped to $1.63 after the opening bell, but bounced back to $1.77, up 6 cents on the day, or 0.6 percent.

Two other Columbus companies, credit-card processor TSYS, and movie-theater chain, Carmike Cinemas, held their ground.

TSYS rose 20 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $18.16, and remains far off its 52-week low of $13.87, while Carmike was up 4 cents at $6.25, 55 cents off its low for the past year of $5.70.

-- Tony Adams

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