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Are Things Looking Up For Aon plc (NYSE: AON)?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Aon plc (AON) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.91, or 0.32%, to $286.76. The Aon plc has recorded 95,131 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Aon Advantage Funds Launches New Investment Vehicle to Help Unlock Intellectual Property-Backed Lending.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Insurance Brokers industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $285.85 and fluctuated between $287.88 as its day high and $280.89 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aon plc is $59.15B. A total of 1.48 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 763.65K shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, AON has seen 15 BUY and 22 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 386,709 and the disposition of 242,134 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 36 BUYs and 34 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 410,888 shares during that period but sold 243,907.

In the most recent transaction, Davies Christa sold 20,528 shares of AON for 305.11 per share on Feb 21. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 179,571 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 17, Davies Christa sold 51,244 shares at 310.14 per share. AON shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 199,571.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Neller Michael disposed of 1,000 shares on Feb 16 at a per-share price of $311.59. This resulted in the Principal Accounting Officer holding 1,216 shares of AON after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Davies Christa sold 617 shares at $318.36 per share on Feb 13. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 199,571.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Aon plc pays an annual dividend of $2.24, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.78%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.58. AON’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/31/2023 when it declared a $0.56 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/15/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 10/31/2022. The AON stock dividend was $0.56 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AON in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $330.41 with high estimates of $363.00 and low estimates of $310.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AON has a high of $341.98 and a low of $246.21.

As of this writing, AON has an earnings estimate of $5.28 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $5.49 per share and a lower estimate of $5.13. The company reported an EPS of $2.02 in the last quarter, which was 1.50% higher than expectations of $1.99.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 21 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AON is Sell with a score of 3.33. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 16 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 2 thought it should be Sold.

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