Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their buy rating on shares of Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) in a research report sent to investors on Monday. They currently have a $154.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also commented on AON. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and set a $162.00 price target on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on Aon PLC from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Monday. ValuEngine lowered Aon PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a hold rating and set a $143.00 price target on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated a hold rating on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $141.10.

Shares of Aon PLC (NYSE AON) opened at 149.60 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $38.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.85 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $144.95 and its 200 day moving average price is $134.40. Aon PLC has a 52 week low of $107.19 and a 52 week high of $150.12.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.45. The company had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.37 billion. Aon PLC had a return on equity of 32.62% and a net margin of 17.28%. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.39 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Aon PLC will post $6.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. Aon PLC’s dividend payout ratio is 20.48%.

In other Aon PLC news, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total transaction of $1,450,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 123,805 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,951,725. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Aon PLC by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 4,125 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $548,000 after buying an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen lifted its holdings in Aon PLC by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen now owns 6,205 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $825,000 after buying an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC lifted its holdings in Aon PLC by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 2,251 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $299,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in Aon PLC by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 38 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Aon PLC by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 15,833 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,105,000 after buying an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. 84.01% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Aon PLC

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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