Analyst Ratings for American Financial Group Inc. (AFG)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, AFG received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

AFG was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 113, which equates to a potential upside of 12.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 103, implying potential capital losses of 2.25 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -5.38 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.96 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.14 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.18 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -19.33 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AFG is -0.66.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AFG hit 103.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 71.30. Today's price is 41.28 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. AFG has a price/earnings ratio of 12.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AFG value stock report compares AFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.01 billion. AFG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.