Aon PLC (AON) Trading Down 2.9%
Shares of Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) were down 2.9% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $105.35 and last traded at $107.21, with a volume of 1,162,180 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $110.36.
A number of analysts recently commented on AON shares. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of Aon PLC in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Aon PLC in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aon PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 18th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $115.00 target price (up from $107.00) on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Aon PLC from $107.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aon PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $107.00.
The company has a market cap of $28.36 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.88. The company’s 50 day moving average is $108.51 and its 200 day moving average is $101.78.
Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.39. The company earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.85 billion. The business’s revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.31 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Aon PLC will post $6.51 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, August 1st will be issued a $0.33 dividend. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Aon PLC stock. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased its position in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 1.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 22,750 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 234 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Aon PLC were worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Aon plc (Aon) is a global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, delivering distinctive client value via risk management and workforce productivity solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Risk Solutions and Human Resource (HR) Solutions.
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