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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AFG. The highest price target was 113, implying potential capital gains of 12.18 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 103, implying potential capital losses of 2.25 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -5.38 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.96 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.14 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.18 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AFG to grow at a rate of -19.33 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 41.28 percent, and below the high by 2.38 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.