Aon PLC (AON) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of exceed $7.97 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.05.

Aon PLC (AON) opened at $143.25 on Monday. 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 company has a market cap of $35,797.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.22, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.06. Aon PLC has a 1-year low of $109.18 and a 1-year high of $152.78.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.29 billion. Aon PLC had a net margin of 16.78% and a return on equity of 32.71%. Aon PLC’s revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.29 EPS. analysts predict that Aon PLC will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.01%. Aon PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.79%.

Several research firms recently commented on AON. ValuEngine lowered shares of Aon PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Aon PLC from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Barclays PLC upped their target price on shares of Aon PLC from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating on shares of Aon PLC in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aon PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Aon PLC has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $144.42.

In other news, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 123,805 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,951,725. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Aon PLC Company Profile

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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