Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) shares fell to a low of $143.75 before closing at $144.39. Intraday shares traded counted 0.57 million, which was 47.3% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.09M. AJG’s previous close was $144.00 while the outstanding shares total 194.60M. The firm has a beta of 0.71, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 33.32, and a growth ratio of 2.88. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 51.32, with weekly volatility at 1.17% and ATR at 2.21. The AJG stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $92.49 and a $154.03 high. The stock traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.27% on 06/09/21.
Investors have identified the Insurance Brokers company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $29.52 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 12.67 billion total, with 11.52 billion as their total liabilities.
AJG were able to record 259.1 million as free cash flow during the 07/29/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by -213.4 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 286.3 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 07/29/2021 quarter of the year, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. recorded a total of 2.17 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 13.77% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 07/29/2021 quarter increasing by 21.31%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 1.28 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 880.3 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 194.60M with the recently reported earning now reading 2.02 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analystâ€™s prediction for their 07/29/2021 (2.02 cents a share).
Having a look at the companyâ€™s valuation, the company is expected to record 5.41 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on AJG sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of AJG attractive?
In related news, Vice President, Hudson Scott R sold 416 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a transaction that recorded on Mar 02. The sale was performed at an average price of 122.11, for a total value of 50,798. As the sale deal closes, the Director, JOHNSON DAVID S now sold 420 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 51,744. Also, Director, JOHNSON DAVID S sold 420 shares of the companyâ€™s stock in a deal that was recorded on Feb 24. The shares were price at an average price of 124.02 per share, with a total market value of 52,088. Following this completion of acquisition, the Chief Human Resources Officer, Pietrucha Susan E now holds 121 shares of the companyâ€™s stock, valued at 14,911. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.40%.
8 out of 13 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 4 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the AJG stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the companyâ€™s shares has been set at $153.40.