It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Aon plc. (AON) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price to $326.34. The Aon plc. has recorded 61,502 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as a Key Business Risk.
Aon plc. is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Insurance Brokers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $326.34 and fluctuated between $326.92 as its day high and $324.66 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aon plc. is $65.34B. A total of 0.79 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 718.35K shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, AON has seen 3 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,079 and the disposition of 115 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 53 BUYs and 66 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 544,498 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.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Aon plc. pays an annual dividend of $2.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.74%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.81. AON’s most recent ex-dividend date was 10/31/2023 when it declared a $0.6150 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/31/2023. The AON stock dividend was $0.6150 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AON in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $339.06 with high estimates of $361.00 and low estimates of $304.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AON has a high of $347.37 and a low of $278.73.
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 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.29 per share and a lower estimate of $2.09. 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
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. 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 -$2.92, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.16B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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 3.00.