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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AJG. The maximum price target given was 66, implying a possible profit of 12 percent. The lowest price target was 54, which equates to a potential downside of -8.37 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. That number becomes -3.3 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.33 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AJG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.8 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 24.96 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.96 percent. AJG has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $10.61 billion. AJG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.