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NYSE:AFG

American Financial Group (AFG) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$124.60
+1.01 (+0.82%)
(As of 12:06 PM ET)
Today's Range
$123.32
$124.77
50-Day Range
$116.70
$123.59
52-Week Range
$105.22
$136.61
Volume
79,974 shs
Average Volume
365,401 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.44 billion
P/E Ratio
12.40
Dividend Yield
2.28%
Price Target
$128.75

American Financial Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.2% Upside
$128.75 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.81% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.02mentions of American Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.05 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.24%
From $11.05 to $11.74 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.

4.27 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

477th out of 1,704 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

35th out of 102 stocks


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About American Financial Group Stock (NYSE:AFG)

American Financial Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides specialty property and casualty insurance products in the United States. It offers property and transportation insurance products, such as physical damage and liability coverage for buses and trucks, inland and ocean marine, agricultural-related products, and other commercial property and specialty transportation coverages; specialty casualty insurance, including primarily excess and surplus, executive and professional liability, general liability, umbrella and excess liability, and specialty coverage in targeted markets, as well as customized programs for small to mid-sized businesses and workers' compensation insurance; and specialty financial insurance products comprising risk management insurance programs for lending and leasing institutions, fidelity and surety products, and trade credit insurance. The company sells its property and casualty insurance products through independent insurance agents and brokers. American Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

AFG Stock Price History

AFG Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/25 Dividend
1/11/2024
Dividend Payable
1/25/2024
Last Earnings
2/07/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/28 Dividend
2/15/2024
Today
2/21/2024
Dividend Payable
2/28/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/07/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-Industry
Multi-line Insurance
CUSIP
02593210
Employees
6,900
Year Founded
1872

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$128.75
High Stock Price Target
$135.00
Low Stock Price Target
$120.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$852 million
Pretax Margin
13.71%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.83 billion
Cash Flow
$12.85 per share
Book Value
$47.59 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
71,546,000
Market Cap
$10.35 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.78

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AFG Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell American Financial Group stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Financial Group in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AFG shares.
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What is American Financial Group's stock price target for 2024?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for American Financial Group's stock. Their AFG share price targets range from $120.00 to $135.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $128.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have AFG shares performed in 2024?

American Financial Group's stock was trading at $118.89 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, AFG stock has increased by 4.0% and is now trading at $123.59.
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Are investors shorting American Financial Group?

American Financial Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 620,500 shares, an increase of 38.0% from the January 15th total of 449,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 350,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is American Financial Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.
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How were American Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 7th. The insurance provider reported $2.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.81 by $0.03. The insurance provider earned $1.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.67 billion. American Financial Group had a net margin of 10.89% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.53%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.99 EPS.

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

American Financial Group declared a None dividend on Tuesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $2.50 per share on Wednesday, February 28th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous None dividend of $1.50.
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Is American Financial Group a good dividend stock?

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.30%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 18 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 28.26%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AFG will have a dividend payout ratio of 24.19% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AFG.

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

American Financial Group updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 11.000-11.000 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 11.700. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner's approval rating as American Financial Group's CEO?

15 employees have rated American Financial Group Chief Executive Officer Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner on Glassdoor.com. Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of American Financial Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other American Financial Group investors own include Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), McDonald's (MCD) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

Who are American Financial Group's major shareholders?

American Financial Group's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.77%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (4.58%), LSV Asset Management (1.31%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.30%), Norges Bank (0.98%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.82%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy Y Murray, Brian S Hertzman, Carl H Lindner III, Carl H Lindner III, James E Evans, John B Berding, John B Berding, Lehman John I Von, Michelle A Gillis, S Craig Lindner, Terry S Jacobs, Terry S Jacobs and William W Verity.
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How do I buy shares of American Financial Group?

Shares of AFG 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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This page (NYSE:AFG) was last updated on 2/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff