American Financial Group Company Profile (NYSE:AFG)

About American Financial Group (AFG)

American Financial Group logoAmerican Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) is a holding company engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance businesses. The Company, through Great American Insurance Group, focuses on commercial products for businesses, and is engaged in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. The Company has four segments: Property and casualty insurance, Annuity, Run-off long-term care and life, and Other. AFG's property and casualty operations provide a range of commercial coverages, through its approximately 30 insurance businesses. AFG's property and casualty insurance operations allow local decision-making for underwriting, claims and policy servicing. The Company's property and casualty insurance products include property and transportation, specialty casualty and specialty financial. The Company's Specialty Casualty insurance products include Executive and Professional Liability, and Umbrella and Excess Liability.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-line Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AFG
  • CUSIP: 02593210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $93.39
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $94.04
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $84.06
  • 52-Week Range: $87,014,000.00 - $66.78
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.74
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.09
  • P/E Growth: 1.87
  • Market Cap: $8.13B
  • Outstanding Shares: 87,014,000
  • Beta: 0.7
  • Net Margins: 9.99%
  • Return on Equity: 10.34%
  • Return on Assets: 1.01%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.24%
  • Current Ratio: 0.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.17%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $82.00 (12.20% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/30/2016Langen McalennReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
12/2/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$83.00N/AView Rating Details
8/12/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> Buy$74.00 -> $81.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/17/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$65.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Earnings by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q416$1.64$1.98$1.12 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q316$1.49$1.51$1.19 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q216$1.27$1.28$1.06 billion$1.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116$1.22$1.25$1.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q415$1.58$1.52$1.10 billion$1.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$1.44$1.38$1.11 billion$1.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$1.19$1.28$1.03 billion$985.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$1.14$1.25$1.01 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q314$1.32$1.35$1.05 billion$1.06 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q3$1.16$1.40$1.10 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.97$1.08$845.50 million$931.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.96$1.00$811.25 million$1.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$1.22$1.28$840.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.99$1.06$844.08 million$949.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.87$0.96$753.91 million$709.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.83$0.92$713.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2013Q4 2012$0.67$0.67$718.87 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2012Q312$0.59$0.82$766.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2012$0.79$0.91ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$0.78$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.94$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2011$0.59$0.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.75$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.96$1.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.29 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.63 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$1.26$1.26$1.26
Q2 20161$1.26$1.26$1.26
Q3 20161$1.48$1.48$1.48
Q4 20161$1.62$1.62$1.62
Q1 20171$1.38$1.38$1.38
Q2 20171$1.42$1.42$1.42
Q3 20171$1.62$1.62$1.62
Q4 20171$1.93$1.93$1.93
Q1 20181$1.43$1.43$1.43
Q2 20181$1.49$1.49$1.49
Q3 20181$1.68$1.68$1.68
Q4 20181$2.00$2.00$2.00
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Most Recent Dividend:1/25/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.25
Dividend Yield:1.34%
Dividend Growth:12.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:17.08% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.87% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
18.85% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:11 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)

Dividend History by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.51%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/14/2017Vito C PerainoVPSell26,709$96.01$2,564,331.09View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017James E EvansDirectorSell8,877$96.02$852,369.54View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017John B BerdingInsiderSell5,349$94.89$507,566.61View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017S Craig LindnerCEOSell40,000$92.41$3,696,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell200,000$90.91$18,182,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell30,000$81.35$2,440,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell25,000$81.31$2,032,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell50,000$75.52$3,776,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016John B BerdingInsiderSell10,000$76.02$760,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2016Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell100,000$75.14$7,514,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/23/2016Terry S JacobsDirectorSell400$75.57$30,228.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Vito C PerainoVPSell4,041$75.20$303,883.20View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016Vito C PerainoVPSell42,256$75.00$3,169,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Vito C PerainoVPSell2,450$75.09$183,970.50View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016James E EvansDirectorSell15,000$75.16$1,127,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016John B BerdingInsiderSell6,000$74.46$446,760.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell100,000$73.84$7,384,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016John B BerdingInsiderSell20,324$73.71$1,498,082.04View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell75,000$72.13$5,409,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016William W VerityDirectorSell2,046$72.97$149,296.62View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell100,000$71.81$7,181,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Terry S JacobsDirectorSell1,223$71.56$87,517.88View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016James E EvansDirectorSell10,000$71.72$717,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell40,000$70.39$2,815,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Lehman John I VonDirectorSell2,043$70.07$143,153.01View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016S Craig LindnerCEOSell37,500$69.27$2,597,625.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015James E. EvansDirectorSell29,059$73.18$2,126,537.62View SEC Filing  
12/7/2015Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell37,500$74.73$2,802,375.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015John B. BerdinginsiderSell20,000$74.67$1,493,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell75,000$70.84$5,313,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015James E. EvansDirectorSell4,600$72.52$333,592.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2015James E. EvansDirectorSell9,930$72.51$720,024.30View SEC Filing  
6/30/2015Vito C PerainoVPSell6,798$65.23$443,433.54View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015John B BerdingDirectorSell27,016$66.42$1,794,402.72View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015S Craig LindnerCEOSell25,000$66.38$1,659,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015John B BerdingDirectorSell14,000$66.42$929,880.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015James E EvansDirectorSell25,000$64.68$1,617,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015William W VerityDirectorSell2,555$64.09$163,749.95View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Lehman John I VonDirectorSell2,055$64.56$132,670.80View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015S Craig LindnerCEOSell58,000$63.61$3,689,380.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Terry S JacobsDirectorSell1,955$62.94$123,047.70View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Terry S JacobsDirectorSell2,745$63.26$173,648.70View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015James E EvansDirectorSell30,000$62.85$1,885,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015S Craig LindnerCEOSell100,000$62.34$6,234,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell75,000$61.94$4,645,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014John B BerdingDirectorSell10,128$60.01$607,781.28View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014James E EvansDirectorSell25,000$60.13$1,503,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014S Craig LindnerCEOSell50,000$59.84$2,992,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Vito C PerainoVPSell24,000$59.62$1,430,880.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014S Craig LindnerCEOSell40,000$57.93$2,317,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2014James E EvansDirectorSell51,283$59.32$3,042,107.56View SEC Filing  
6/3/2014Terry S JacobsDirectorSell1,600$58.43$93,488.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014Lehman John VonDirectorSell2,000$58.46$116,920.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014S Craig LindnerCEOSell50,000$58.84$2,942,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Carl Lindner IIICEOSell32,500$57.07$1,854,775.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013John B BerdingDirectorSell10,243$58.20$596,142.60View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013S Craig LindnerCEOSell71,163$56.44$4,016,439.72View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013John BerdingDirectorSell10,000$53.61$536,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013S Craig LindnerCEOSell50,000$53.28$2,664,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013William W VerityDirectorSell2,173$52.14$113,300.22View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013John BerdingDirectorSell10,000$52.70$527,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell85,000$52.71$4,480,350.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013S Craig LindnerCEOSell60,000$51.91$3,114,600.00View SEC Filing  
7/9/2013James E EvansSVPSell24,724$51.00$1,260,924.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013William W VerityDirectorSell2,579$49.11$126,654.69View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Terry S JacobsDirectorSell2,706$48.49$131,213.94View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013S Craig LindnerCEOSell26,281$49.52$1,301,435.12View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013John B BerdingDirectorSell16,950$49.65$841,567.50View SEC Filing  
3/22/2013James E EvansSVPSell10,250$47.03$482,057.50View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013Carl H Lindner IIICEOSell23,300$43.56$1,014,948.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
Latest Headlines for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)
DateHeadline logoGreat American Insurance Group Launches Program to Insure Child and Spousal Support During Qualifying Periods of Unemployment - March 24 at 3:26 PM logoAIG in Rough Waters: What's Dragging the Stock Down? - March 23 at 3:34 PM logoArthur J. Gallagher Adds Nicoud Insurance to its Portfolio - March 21 at 3:44 PM logoMark T. Conklin Named Divisional President of Great American Insurance Group - March 16 at 10:25 PM logoAmerican Financial Group Inc (AFG) Director Sells $852,369.54 in Stock - March 15 at 7:45 PM logoPrudential's (PRU) Prospects Look Bright: Should You Hold? - March 15 at 3:27 PM logoAIG's Peter Hancock Resigns Amid Dwindling Support - March 10 at 3:25 PM logoEXCLUSIVE: Cincinnatian Hotel sale completed - March 9 at 3:26 PM logoFirst American Financial's Unit Joins Forces with Qualia - March 8 at 3:26 PM logoThe Hartford's $500 Million Debentures Rated by A.M Best - March 8 at 3:26 PM logoW.R. Berkley's (WRB) Prospects Look Bright: Should You Hold? - March 8 at 3:26 PM logoAllied World (AWH) Braces Australian Professional Liability - March 8 at 3:26 PM logoEXCLUSIVE: Cincinnatian Hotel sale imminent, Palace closes for dinner - March 8 at 3:26 PM logoPRA Group's (PRAA) Rising Debt and Expenses Raise Concerns - March 7 at 3:23 PM logoMarsh&McLennan Unit Boosts Growth with Blakestad Buyout - March 3 at 3:36 PM logoAMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC Financials - March 2 at 3:33 PM logoRenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) Ups Dividend, Share Repurchase - February 28 at 7:56 AM logoIs American Financial a Great Stock for Value Investors? - February 27 at 3:30 PM logoFC Cincinnati owner Lindner sells another big batch of American Financial stock - February 27 at 3:30 PM logoAMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 24 at 3:20 PM logoAmerisafe (AMSF) Q4 Earnings Meet, Revenues Miss Estimates - February 23 at 3:23 PM logoBRIEF-Alliance Financial Group posts qtrly net profit of 129.7 mln rgt - February 22 at 3:23 PM logoChubb (CB) Announces Global Cyber Facility Suite Expansion - February 16 at 6:56 AM logoTrump's stop at Lindner wedding wasn't as random as it seemed - February 14 at 3:38 PM logoNew Strong Buy Stocks for February 9th - February 9 at 3:23 PM logoAmerican Financial Group, Inc. to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Insurance Conference - February 3 at 3:29 PM logoAmerican Financial Group Reaches Analyst Target Price - February 3 at 10:59 AM logoAmerican Financial Group's (AFG) CEO Carl Lindner III on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 3 at 1:26 AM logoAmerican Financial Group Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - February 2 at 3:22 PM logoAmerican Financial (AFG) Beats on Q4 Earnings & Revenues - February 2 at 3:22 PM logoAmerican Financial’s Lindner: Tax cuts ‘could lead to a rebirth of the reinsurance industry in this country’ - February 2 at 3:22 PM logoAmerican Financial Group, Inc. Announces Record 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results - February 1 at 8:28 PM logo5:04 pm American Fincl beats by $0.40, beats on revs; guides FY17 EPS above consensus - February 1 at 8:28 PM logoQ4 2016 American Financial Group Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 1 at 3:27 PM logoAmerican Financial Group Inc Earnings Call (Q4 2016) - January 31 at 8:37 PM logoShould You Sell American Financial Group (AFG) Before Earnings? - January 31 at 3:31 PM logoDanaher (DHR) Q4 Earnings: What's in Store for the Stock? - January 27 at 3:47 PM logoChubb Limited (CB) Q4 Earnings: Is a Beat in the Cards? - January 25 at 3:27 PM logoAmerican Financial Group, Inc. Announces Its Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results - January 11 at 8:38 PM logoChoi Moon Kee Joins Great American Insurance Company – Singapore Branch - January 4 at 8:28 PM logoAmerican Financial Group (AFG) Declares $0.3125 Quarterly Dividend; 1.4% Yield - January 3 at 8:47 PM logoWhy Should You Hold on to American Financial (AFG) Stock - December 30 at 3:23 PM logoGreat American names new president - December 7 at 3:31 PM logoGreat American Insurance Group Announces Leadership Succession Plans - December 6 at 3:25 PM logoAmerican Fincl downgraded by Macquarie - December 2 at 3:23 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)

What is American Financial Group's stock symbol?

American Financial Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AFG."

How often does American Financial Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Financial Group?

American Financial Group announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 13th will be given a dividend of $0.3125 per share on Wednesday, January 25th. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 11th.

How were American Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $1.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.64 by $0.34. The firm earned $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.12 billion. American Financial Group had a return on equity of 10.34% and a net margin of 9.99%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.52 earnings per share.

When will American Financial Group make its next earnings announcement?

American Financial Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.

What guidance has American Financial Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Financial Group issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.20-6.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.92.

Where is American Financial Group's stock going? Where will American Financial Group's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for American Financial Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $81.00 to $83.00. On average, they anticipate American Financial Group's stock price to reach $82.00 in the next year.

Who owns American Financial Group stock?

American Financial Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.53%), Investec Asset Management LTD (0.00%), Allianz Asset Management AG (1.19%) and DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main (1.01%). Company insiders that own American Financial Group stock include Carl H Lindner III, James E Evans, John B Berding, Lehman John I Von, S Craig Lindner, Terry S Jacobs, Vito C Peraino and William W Verity.

Who sold American Financial Group stock? Who is selling American Financial Group stock?

American Financial Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Allianz Asset Management AG, Putnam Investments LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Martingale Asset Management L P, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold American Financial Group stock in the last year include Carl H Lindner III, James E Evans, John B Berding, S Craig Lindner, Terry S Jacobs, Vito C Peraino and William W Verity.

Who bought American Financial Group stock? Who is buying American Financial Group stock?

American Financial Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Norges Bank, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Prudential PLC, State Street Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Employees Retirement System of Texas.

How do I buy American Financial Group stock?

Shares of American Financial Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of American Financial Group stock cost?

One share of American Financial Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $93.39.

American Financial Group (AFG) Chart for Saturday, March, 25, 2017

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