Analyst Expects Aon plc. (NYSE: AON) To Make Big Moves

After Hours

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. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Aon Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, AON falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Insurance Brokers industry segment. The current market capitalization of Aon plc. is $59.39B. A total of 1.41 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.15M shares.

Insider Activity

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 2 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 22,470 and the disposition of 601 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 51 BUYs and 61 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 425,096 shares during that period but sold 260,765.

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.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Aon plc. pays an annual dividend of $2.57, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.87%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.76. AON’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/31/2024 when it declared a $0.6150 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/31/2023. 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. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AON has a high of $347.37 and a low of $280.89.

As of this writing, AON has an earnings estimate of $Honeywell International Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of ON Semiconductor Corporation estimates, with a high estimate of $Astrazeneca PLC per share and a lower estimate of $Accenture plc.

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 $10.42B in debt and $19.07B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$4.16, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.16B.

Analysts Opinion

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 3.18.

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