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.
AON was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 162, implying potential capital gains of 16.82 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 113, which equates to a potential downside of -18.51 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.34 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 7.41 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.31 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.94 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.
AON has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.67 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AON has a PEG ratio of 0.91.
AON has a 52-week high of 141.31 and a 52-week low of 105.35. Today's price is 31.63 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.87 percent. AON has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.