News coverage about Aon plc Class A (NYSE:AON) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aon plc Class A earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5197050797951 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aon plc Class A from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Aon plc Class A in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Aon plc Class A from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price objective on shares of Aon plc Class A in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Aon plc Class A in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $149.00 price objective on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.69.
Shares of Aon plc Class A (NYSE AON) traded up $1.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $136.55. 905,682 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,190,000. The company has a market capitalization of $33,800.00, a P/E ratio of 35.65, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.04. Aon plc Class A has a 52-week low of $109.82 and a 52-week high of $152.78. The company has a current ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08.
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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.01. The company 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%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.29 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Aon plc Class A will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, CEO Eric Andersen sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.52, for a total transaction of $1,435,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Laurel G. Meissner sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.20, for a total transaction of $564,800.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 12,314 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,738,736.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 41,680 shares of company stock worth $5,903,887. 0.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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