Analyst Ratings for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, AJG received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

AJG was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 66, implying a possible profit of 12 percent. The lowest price target was 54, implying potential capital losses of -8.37 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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 -3.3 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.33 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 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AJG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.8 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AJG has a PEG ratio of 0.96.

AJG has traded between a high of 59.50 and a low of 47.16 over the past year. Currently the stock is 24.96 percent higher than its low, and 0.96 percent below the high. AJG has a P/E ratio of 24.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AJG value stock report compares AJG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AJG is $10.61 billion. AJG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.