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American Equity Investment Life (AEL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.31 (+0.55%)
(As of 05/2/2024)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
25.37 million shs
Average Volume
887,211 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.49 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

American Equity Investment Life MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
2.0% Downside
$55.33 Price Target
Short Interest
2.12% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $7.11 to $7.06 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.89 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

529th out of 879 stocks

Life Insurance Industry

14th out of 21 stocks

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About American Equity Investment Life Stock (NYSE:AEL)

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States. The company issues fixed index and rate annuities, as well as single premium immediate annuities. It markets its products through independent agents, including independent marketing organizations, broker/dealers, banks, and registered investment advisors. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

AEL Stock Price History

AEL Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Life insurance
Life & Health Insurance
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$210.53 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.84 billion
Cash Flow
$14.37 per share
Book Value
$38.57 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$4.49 billion

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AEL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell American Equity Investment Life stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Equity Investment Life in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" AEL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AEL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is American Equity Investment Life's stock price target for 2024?

4 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for American Equity Investment Life's stock. Their AEL share price targets range from $55.00 to $56.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $55.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.0%.
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How have AEL shares performed in 2024?

American Equity Investment Life's stock was trading at $55.80 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, AEL stock has increased by 1.2% and is now trading at $56.47.
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How were American Equity Investment Life's earnings last quarter?

American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 14th. The financial services provider reported $1.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.75 by $0.24. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $673.53 million. American Equity Investment Life had a net margin of 7.42% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.15%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 61.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.64 earnings per share.

How often does American Equity Investment Life pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Equity Investment Life?

American Equity Investment Life announced an annual dividend on Friday, April 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.38 per share on Monday, April 29th. This represents a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 12th. This is an increase from the stock's previous annual dividend of $0.02.
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Is American Equity Investment Life a good dividend stock?

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.67%. The dividend payout ratio is 17.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AEL will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.38% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETFs hold American Equity Investment Life's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) stock in their portfolio include Principal US Small-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (PLTL) and Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF (VTWV).SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY).

What is Anant Bhalla's approval rating as American Equity Investment Life's CEO?

2 employees have rated American Equity Investment Life Chief Executive Officer Anant Bhalla on Anant Bhalla has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Anant Bhalla in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of American Equity Investment Life own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other American Equity Investment Life investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Neos Therapeutics (NEOS), Neurotrope (NTRP), Pfizer (PFE), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Bank of America (BAC), Chimerix (CMRX), Lam Research (LRCX) and Nasdaq (NDAQ).

Who are American Equity Investment Life's major shareholders?

American Equity Investment Life's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.39%), Carlson Capital L P (0.73%), Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund (0.67%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.47%), Magnetar Financial LLC (0.42%) and Absolute Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. (0.40%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan David Matula, Anant Bhalla, Axel Andre, Dewayne Lummus, James Louis Hamalainen, Jeffrey D Lorenzen, John M Matovina, Joyce Ann Chapman, Robert L Howe and Ronald James Grensteiner.
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How do I buy shares of American Equity Investment Life?

Shares of AEL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does American Equity Investment Life have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of American Equity Investment Life: AE Capital LLC, AEL Re Bermuda Ltd., AEL Re Vermont Inc., AERL L.C., American Equity Capital Trust II, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York, American Equity Investment Properties L.C., Eagle Life Insurance Company, High Trestle Investment Management LLC, NC Securities Holdco LLC, Residential Investment Trust, Residential Investment Trust II, Residential Investment Trust III, Residential Investment Trust IV, and Residential Investment Trust V.
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This page (NYSE:AEL) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by Staff

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