Investing In Aon plc. (NYSE: AON): Why Should You?

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Insurance Brokers industry segment. The current market capitalization of Aon plc. is $63.74B. A total of 1.17 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.60M shares.

In the most recent transaction, KNIGHT LESTER B bought 10,000 shares of AON for 276.61 per share on May 03 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 139,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 06 ’24, Stevens Lisa sold 315 shares at 316.31 per share. AON shares that Chief People Officer owns now total 9,723.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Andersen Eric disposed of 5,500 shares on Mar 01 ’24 at a per-share price of $313.74. This resulted in the President holding 164,618 shares of AON after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Stevens Lisa sold 13,000 shares at $315.26 per share on Feb 23 ’24. Company shares held by the Chief People Officer now total 10,073.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Aon plc. pays an annual dividend of $2.52, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.86%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.97. AON’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/30/2024 when it declared a $0.6750 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/15/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/15/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/31/2024. The AON stock dividend was $0.6150 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. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AON has a high of $344.68 and a low of $268.06.

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. 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 -$0.67, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.16B.

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, 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.

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