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 most optimistic price target was 162, implying potential capital gains 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.

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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

AON has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.67 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AON has a PEG ratio of 0.91.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AON hit 141.31 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 105.35. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.63 percent, and 1.87 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.