Aon plc (NYSE:AON) saw an upside of 0.22% to close Monday at $295.16 after adding $0.66 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,074,640 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $297.10 in the past week. An average of 1,231,305 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,463,734.
AON’s 1-month performance is 0.98% or $2.86 on its low of $283.56 reached on 10/04/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $179.52 and high of $302.33, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/23/21. YTD, AON has achieved 39.71% or $83.89. However, the current price is down -2.37%% from the 52-week high price.
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On Aug 17, 56 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Aon plc (AON). LOSH J MICHAEL (Director) most recently sold 9,000 shares at $279.62 per share on Aug 17. This transaction cost the insider $2,516,558. Chief Financial Officer, Davies Christa, sold 11,444 shares at a price of $224.89 on Feb 16. Then, on Feb 12, Chief Financial Officer Davies Christa sold 36,975 shares at a price of $228.36 per share. This transaction amounted to $8,443,716.
The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 53.76 and a low of 18.80. AON stock has a beta of 0.85. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.64 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 15.01, with the price to cash flow ratio at 28.12.
Aon plc pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.69% and the payout ratio is 20.40%. AON paid $0.51 a share compared with prior rate of $0.51, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.05 reported on Thursday April 15 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 26.24% yearly.
It is projected that Aon plc’s next ex-dividend date will be on 29-Oct-2021. AON is expected to distribute $0.51 as its next dividend.
Aon plc’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that AON stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.64, while the total debt to equity was 1.65 while for the period ending June 29; Aon plc’s operating margin was 26.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.46 billion against revenue of $11.07 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected AON to announce $1.86 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.29, representing a 23.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $749.0 million. AON stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $8.41 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $225.75 million
Let’s look briefly at Aon plc (AON) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 57.53% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 22.35%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $293.19, reflecting a +3.46% or $9.88 change from its current price. AON is currently trading +0.89% above its 20-day SMA, +17.02% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +13.51% and +41.97% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 57.29% and 50.80% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 5.39. The RSI (14) points at 57.71%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 61.80% with the period’s ATR at 5.28. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 3.27 and 1.52 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Aon plc (NYSE: AON), JP Morgan downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had an Overweight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for AON stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate AON as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is AON’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $226.00 and a high of $350.00, with their median price target at $277.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Aon plc (AON) stock is $285.09.