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American Financial Group - AFG Stock Forecast, Price & News

$137.57
+1.25 (+0.92%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$136.63
$138.20
50-Day Range
$125.82
$142.60
52-Week Range
$122.71
$152.29
Volume
313,933 shs
Average Volume
334,067 shs
Market Capitalization
$11.72 billion
P/E Ratio
11.37
Dividend Yield
1.64%
Price Target
$156.67

American Financial Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.1% Upside
$162.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.04% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.76mentions of American Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$41,029 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
3.41%
From $11.44 to $11.83 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.72 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

236th out of 914 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

13th out of 50 stocks

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About American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) Stock

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.

American Financial Group Stock Performance

AFG Stock traded up $1.25 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $137.57. 313,933 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 334,067. The firm has a market cap of $11.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.37 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The stock's fifty day simple moving average is $133.96 and its 200-day simple moving average is $138.20. American Financial Group has a 1-year low of $122.71 and a 1-year high of $152.29.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG - Get Rating) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The insurance provider reported $2.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.24 by $0.61. American Financial Group had a net margin of 15.53% and a return on equity of 23.56%. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.39 EPS. On average, analysts expect that American Financial Group will post 11.44 earnings per share for the current year.

American Financial Group Cuts Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 15th were given a $0.56 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 14th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.63%. American Financial Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.51%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

AFG has been the subject of several recent research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their target price on shares of American Financial Group to $178.00 and gave the stock a "na" rating in a report on Monday, May 16th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of American Financial Group in a research report on Friday, July 15th. They set an "equal weight" rating and a $147.00 price target on the stock.

Insider Activity

In related news, Director Terry S. Jacobs sold 293 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $140.03, for a total transaction of $41,028.79. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,850 shares in the company, valued at $959,205.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 14.60% of the company's stock.

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AFG Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/27 Dividend
5/19/2022
Dividend Payable
5/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 7/25 Dividend
7/14/2022
Dividend Payable
7/25/2022
Last Earnings
8/03/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-Industry
Multi-line Insurance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
02593210
Employees
6,600
Year Founded
1872

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$162.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$178.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$147.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+13.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.00 billion
Pretax Margin
19.26%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.55 billion
Cash Flow
$14.17 per share
Book Value
$47.76 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
72,728,000
Market Cap
$11.72 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.81

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Stephen Craig Lindner (Age 67)
    Co-Pres, Co-CEO & Director
    Comp: $10.84M
  • Mr. Carl Henry Lindner IIIMr. Carl Henry Lindner III (Age 69)
    Co-Pres, Co-CEO & Director
    Comp: $10.95M
  • Mr. Brian S. HertzmanMr. Brian S. Hertzman (Age 51)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $921.38k
  • Ms. Michelle Ann Gillis SPHR (Age 53)
    Sr. VP, Chief HR Officer & Chief Admin. Officer
    Comp: $870.84k
  • Mr. Vito Charles Peraino Esq. (Age 66)
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $1.59M
  • Mr. James E. EvansMr. James E. Evans (Age 76)
    Exec. Consultant & Director
    Comp: $253.45k
  • Mr. John R. Rogers
    Chief Information Security Officer & Divisional VP
  • Ms. Diane P. Weidner
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Mark Andrew Weiss
    VP, Assistant Gen. Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Timothy J. Minard
    Exec. VP & Chief Distribution Officer of Annuity Operations













AFG Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Financial Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" AFG shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AFG, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is American Financial Group's stock price forecast for 2022?

1 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for American Financial Group's shares. Their AFG share price forecasts range from $147.00 to $178.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $162.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have AFG shares performed in 2022?

American Financial Group's stock was trading at $137.32 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, AFG stock has increased by 0.2% and is now trading at $137.57.
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Are investors shorting American Financial Group?

American Financial Group saw a decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 822,400 shares, a decline of 18.6% from the July 15th total of 1,010,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 377,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.0% 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, November 1st 2022.
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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, August, 3rd. The insurance provider reported $2.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.61. American Financial Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.56% and a net margin of 15.53%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.39 EPS.

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 Saturday, July 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 15th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Monday, July 25th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 14th.
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Is American Financial Group a good dividend stock?

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.64%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 18.51%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AFG will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.93% 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 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $10.75-$11.75 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $11.07. 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).

What is American Financial Group's stock symbol?

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

Who are American Financial Group's major shareholders?

American Financial Group's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bishop Rock Capital L.P. (6.58%), FMR LLC (5.28%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.45%), American Financial Group Inc. 401 K Retirement & Savings Plan (3.35%), State Street Corp (3.29%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.84%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian S Hertzman, Carl H Lindner III, Carl H Lindner III, James E Evans, John B Berding, John B Berding, Kenneth C Ambrecht, Lehman John I Von, Mckeon Brett, Michelle A Gillis, S Craig Lindner, Terry S Jacobs, Terry S Jacobs and Vito C Peraino.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is American Financial Group's stock price today?

One share of AFG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $137.57.

How much money does American Financial Group make?

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) has a market capitalization of $11.72 billion and generates $6.55 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $2.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.10 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does American Financial Group have?

The company employs 6,600 workers across the globe.

When was American Financial Group founded?

American Financial Group was founded in 1872.

How can I contact American Financial Group?

American Financial Group's mailing address is 301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH, 45202. The official website for the company is www.afginc.com. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at (513) 579-2121, via email at afginvestorrelations@amfin.com, or via fax at 513-579-2113.

This page (NYSE:AFG) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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