Wolfe Research raised the price target for the Aon plc (NYSE:AON) stock to “a Peer perform”. The rating was released on August 17, 2021. The research report from Atlantic Equities has upgraded the stock from Neutral to Overweight, with a price target set at $265. The stock was initiated by Evercore ISI, who disclosed in a research note on December 17, 2020, to In-line and set the price objective to $231. In their research brief published November 02, 2020, Piper Sandler analysts downgraded the Aon plc stock from Overweight to Neutral with a price target of $187.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) raised 0.30% to close Friday’s market session at $299.17, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $296.76 and $300.69 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 877015 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.97 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 3.44% within the last five trades and 6.48% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 31.04% in the last 6 months and 22.76% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. AON stock is trading at a margin of 3.07%, 9.90% and 24.42% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AON deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -1.05 percent below its 52-week high and 66.65 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 51.93. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Aon plc’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 26.10 percent and the profit margin is 17.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $68.21 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is 32.84. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 23.18. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 5.80 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 15.22, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
LOSH J MICHAEL, the Director at Aon plc (AON) has sold 9,000 shares of firm on Aug 17 at a price of $279.62 against the total amount of $2.52 million. In another inside trade, KNIGHT LESTER B, Director of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) bought 10,000 shares of the firm on Aug 04 for a total worth of $2.64 million at a price of $263.95. An inside trade which took place on Feb 16, Chief Financial Officer of Aon plc Davies Christa sold 11,444 shares of firm against total price of $2.57 million at the cost of $224.89 per share.