Shares of Aon plc Class A (NYSE:AON) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $142.92.
Several analysts recently weighed in on AON shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aon plc Class A from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $171.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of Aon plc Class A from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on shares of Aon plc Class A from $138.00 to $143.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $162.00 price objective on shares of Aon plc Class A in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aon plc Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd.
In other Aon plc Class A news, SVP Laurel G. Meissner sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.20, for a total transaction of $564,800.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,314 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,738,736.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO John Zern sold 17,680 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.79, for a total transaction of $2,471,487.20. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 27,695 shares in the company, valued at $3,871,484.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 41,680 shares of company stock worth $5,903,887 over the last 90 days. 0.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Aon plc Class A (AON) traded up $1.15 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $136.57. 820,699 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,088,150. Aon plc Class A has a 1-year low of $109.82 and a 1-year high of $152.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 2.35. The firm has a market cap of $33,840.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.66, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.04.
Aon plc Class A (NYSE:AON) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.29 billion. Aon plc Class A had a net margin of 16.78% and a return on equity of 32.71%. Aon plc Class A’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.29 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Aon plc Class A will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current year.
About Aon plc Class A
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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