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. After-hours trades for Aon plc (AON) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.64, or -0.49%, to $330.00. The Aon plc has recorded 22,005 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Q3 2023 Insurance Labor Market Study Indicates a Strong Market.
As a NYSE listed company, AON falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Insurance Brokers industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $331.64 and fluctuated between $331.85 as its day high and $327.65 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aon plc is $67.09B. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 791.75K shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, AON has seen 12 BUY and 12 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,765 and the disposition of 2,252 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 52 BUYs and 66 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 543,698 shares during that period but sold 418,932.
In the most recent transaction, Spruell Byron bought 800 shares of AON for 324.57 per share on Aug 23. After the transaction, the Director now owns 4,001 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 09, Andersen Eric sold 7,500 shares at 335.55 per share. AON shares that President owns now total 144,164.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Davies Christa disposed of 20,528 shares on Feb 21 at a per-share price of $305.11. This resulted in the Chief Financial Officer holding 179,571 shares of AON after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Davies Christa sold 51,244 shares at $310.14 per share on Feb 17. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 199,571.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Aon plc pays an annual dividend of $2.46, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.74%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.81. AON’s most recent ex-dividend date was 7/31/2023 when it declared a $0.6150 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 8/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 5/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 4/28/2023. The AON stock dividend was $0.6150 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AON in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $337.71 with high estimates of $380.00 and low estimates of $305.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AON has a high of $347.37 and a low of $266.35.
As of this writing, AON has an earnings estimate of $2.21 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.3 per share and a lower estimate of $2.14. The company reported an EPS of $5.17 in the last quarter, which was -2.80% lower than expectations of $5.32.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. AON’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $836.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $10.16B in debt and $19.07B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $0.32, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.16B.
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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.17.