Analyst Ratings for Aon PLC (AON)Updated: 2017-07-28
Analysts covering Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, AON was issued an average rating of Hold.
A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AON. The highest price target was 162, which equates to a potential upside of 16.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 113, implying potential capital losses of -18.51 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 -0.34 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 7.41 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.31 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.94 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of AON to grow at a rate of 29.67 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AON has a PEG ratio of 0.91.
AON has traded between a high of 141.31 and a low of 105.35 over the past year. Currently the stock is 31.63 percent higher than its low, and 1.87 percent lower than its 52-week high. AON has a P/E ratio of 27.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AON value stock report compares AON to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AON is $35.62 billion. AON will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.