Atlantic Equities raised the price target for the Aon plc (NYSE:AON) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on February 11, 2021. The research report from Piper Sandler has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Neutral, with a price target set at $187.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $4.28 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $4.05, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.23, which implies that the company surprised the market by 5.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is $1.88. This is an average of 15 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $2.18 and the low earnings per share estimate is $1.63. According to 11 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $2.66B is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $2.73B and a low estimate of $2.53B.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) dipped -4.61% to close Thursday’s market session at $232.84, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $232.61 and $244.25 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 7294279 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.68 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -6.65% within the last five trades and -8.41% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 11.93% in the last 6 months and 3.70% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. AON stock is trading at a margin of -7.17%, -5.55% and 5.93% 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 -10.78 percent below its 52-week high and 29.70 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 21.63. 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 26.30 percent and the profit margin is 18.60 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 $52.40 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 25.46. 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 18.60. 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 4.61 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 12.41, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Davies Christa, the Chief Financial Officer at Aon plc (AON) has sold 11,444 shares of firm on Feb 16 at a price of $224.89 against the total amount of $2.57 million. In another inside trade, Davies Christa, Chief Financial Officer of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) sold 36,975 shares of the firm on Feb 12 for a total worth of $8.44 million at a price of $228.36. An inside trade which took place on Nov 10, President of Aon plc Andersen Eric sold 5,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.99 million at the cost of $197.46 per share.