Analyzing American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) By Technical Indicators


As of Wednesday close, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s (NYSE:AEL) stock was down -$0.14, moving down -0.35 percent to $39.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 356,080 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.34 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 758,260, while in the previous 50 days, it was 598,312.

Since last month, AEL stock retreated -3.05%. Shares of the company fell to $28.05 on 11/08/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $44.49 was reached on 02/11/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $28.05. Since the beginning of this year, AEL’s stock price has risen by 1.21% or $0.47, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.46% since its 52-week high.

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AEL stock investors should be aware that American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 107 days ago on Aug 09. Lorenzen Jeffrey D, the EVP-Chief Risk Officer of the company, disposed of 25,000 shares for $40.00 on Aug 09. It resulted in a $1,000,078 divestment by the insider. Neugent Gerard D. sold 4,237 shares at an average price of $34.84 on May 16. The insider now owns 51,003 shares following the transaction. On Apr 12, Executive Vice President Grensteiner Ronald James sold 9,188 shares at $38.31 apiece. The transaction was valued at $352,023.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) has a P/E ratio of about 2.88. The stock’s beta is 0.99. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 0.71 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.02 per share was paid out, which is -94.12% less than last year’s $0.34. On Thursday November 17 2022, a $0.32 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.27, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.27. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled -41.40%.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 27.70%.

In American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $873.5 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AEL’s revenue fell -10.31% to $121.4 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $491.85 million. While analysts expected American Equity Investment Life Holding Company to report $0.71 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.98 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 38.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $312.65 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $85.7 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s (AEL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.28%, the RSI 9-day stood at 56.77% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current American Equity Investment Life Holding Company price is up by +6.32% percent or $2.34. At present, AEL shares trade -4.49% below its 20-day simple moving average and +6.69% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +5.94% above its SMA50 and -8.57% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 73.25% and Stochastic coefficient D was 69.40%, while ATR was 1.67. Given the Stochastic reading of 73.40% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 53.22%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.66, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.87.


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