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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AON. The most optimistic price target was 162, which equates to a potential upside of 16.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 113, which equates to a potential downside of -18.51 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.34 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 7.41 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.31 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.94 percent.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AON's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 29.67 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 stock has a market capitalization of $35.62 billion. AON's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.