Analyst Ratings for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (NYSE:AEL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, AEL was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

AEL was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 32, implying potential capital gains of 19.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, implying a possible loss of -6.99 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.85 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.81 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.97 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AEL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.6 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AEL has a PEG ratio of 0.67.

In the last 52-weeks, AEL has achieved a high of 28.32 and a low of 15.07. Currently the stock is 78.37 percent higher than its low, and 5.08 percent lower than its 52-week high. AEL has a P/E ratio of 13.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AEL value stock report compares AEL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AEL is $2.41 billion. AEL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.