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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AJG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 66, implying potential capital gains of 12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 54, implying a possible loss of -8.37 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AJG to grow at a rate of 25.8 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AJG is 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 below the high by 0.96 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.