Aon PLC Company Profile (NYSE:AON)

About Aon PLC

Aon PLC logoAon plc (Aon) is a global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, delivering distinctive client value via risk management and workforce productivity solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Risk Solutions and Human Resource (HR) Solutions. On April 2, 2012, the Company completed the reorganization of the corporate structure of the group of companies controlled by its predecessor, Aon Corporation, as holding company of the Aon group, pursuant to which Aon Corporation merged with one of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries and Aon plc became the parent company of the Aon group. In July 2012, ABN Amro Bank NV sold its insurance unit to Aon.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sub-Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AON
  • CUSIP: G0408V10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $115.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $113.75
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $111.79
  • 52-Week Range: $265,608,000.00 - $92.92
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.31
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.61
  • P/E Growth: 2.30
  • Market Cap: $30.57B
  • Outstanding Shares: 265,608,000
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Net Margins: 12.01%
  • Return on Equity: 32.46%
  • Return on Assets: 6.76%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.06%
  • Current Ratio: 1.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.93%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $119.20 (3.14% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$124.00 -> $126.00View Rating Details
2/13/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$129.00 -> $137.00View Rating Details
2/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeSell$115.00View Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$110.00View Rating Details
12/30/2016Langen McalennReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/21/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$118.00 -> $130.00View Rating Details
11/7/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/31/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
10/31/2016RBC Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$116.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$125.00 -> $130.00View Rating Details
8/9/2016MKM PartnersDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$115.00View Rating Details
6/7/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/15/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.DowngradeMarket Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
4/6/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$99.00View Rating Details
1/8/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$104.00 -> $99.00View Rating Details
10/30/2015NomuraReiterated RatingHold$98.00View Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$98.00View Rating Details
8/3/2015Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$99.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/10/2017Q416$2.49$2.56$3.41 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2016Q316$1.28$1.29$2.79 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2016Q216$1.39$1.39$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2016Q116$1.33$1.35$2.88 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2016Q415$2.09$2.27$3.32 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q315$1.24$1.24$2.86 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$1.29$1.31$2.95 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2015Q115$1.28$1.37$2.94 billion$2.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2015Q414$1.86$1.89$3.35 billion$3.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2014Q314$1.12$1.29$2.85 billion$2.88 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2014Q214$1.20$1.25$2.97 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2014Q114$1.17$1.11$3.00 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$1.50$1.54$3.27 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2013Q313$0.60$0.82$2.83 billion$2.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2013Q2 2013$1.11$1.11$2.91 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2013Q1 2013$1.10$1.11$2.87 billion$2.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2013Q4 2012$1.26$1.27$3.07 billion$3.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2012Q312$0.89$0.95$2.79 billion$2.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012$1.01$1.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$0.87$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2012$0.96$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2011$0.72$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.82$0.83ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2011$0.80$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2011$0.82$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.91 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$1.34$1.37$1.35
Q2 20163$1.40$1.42$1.41
Q3 20163$1.26$1.29$1.27
Q4 20163$2.43$2.49$2.46
Q1 20172$1.27$1.44$1.36
Q2 20172$1.30$1.49$1.40
Q3 20172$1.20$1.50$1.35
Q4 20172$2.43$2.64$2.54
Q1 20182$1.58$1.60$1.59
Q2 20182$1.65$1.66$1.66
Q3 20182$1.62$1.65$1.64
Q4 20182$2.93$3.16$3.05
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:1.14%
Dividend Growth:23.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:25.53% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.50% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
16.69% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.61%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/17/2017Christa DaviesCFOSell48,216$117.42$5,661,522.72View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Stephen P McgillCEOSell46,698$108.41$5,062,530.18View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Peter M LiebEVPSell25,000$101.24$2,531,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Laurel G MeissnerSVPSell10,000$93.08$930,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Christa DaviesCFOSell54,545$93.35$5,091,775.75View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Peter M. LiebEVPSell1,170$95.00$111,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2016Peter M. LiebEVPSell7,356$94.36$694,112.16View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016Stephen P McgillCEOSell24,199$92.89$2,247,845.11View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell99,645$95.02$9,468,267.90View SEC Filing  
11/30/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell53,845$95.02$5,116,351.90View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell230,790$95.04$21,934,281.60View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell101,390$95.00$9,632,050.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell6,453$94.12$607,356.36View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Gregory C. CaseCEOSell98,175$95.01$9,327,606.75View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell9,955$100.03$995,798.65View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Stephen P McgillCEOSell10,526$96.40$1,014,706.40View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell58,534$96.89$5,671,359.26View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,980$97.09$8,541,978.20View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,251$99.56$8,686,709.56View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,254$99.93$8,719,292.22View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,100$100.31$8,737,001.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Laurel G MeissnerSVPSell10,000$100.47$1,004,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,321$99.91$8,724,241.11View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Christa DaviesCFOSell208,406$99.82$20,803,086.92View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell87,062$100.77$8,773,237.74View SEC Filing  
2/17/2015Peter M LiebEVPSell2,894$100.30$290,268.20View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Gregory C CaseCEOSell70,950$98.09$6,959,485.50View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Lester B KnightDirectorBuy60,000$90.44$5,426,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Stephen P McgillCEOSell41,783$86.86$3,629,271.38View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Stephen P McgillCEOSell4,454$88.00$391,952.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Peter M LiebEVPSell14,926$87.72$1,309,308.72View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014Peter M LiebEVPSell9,367$89.79$841,062.93View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Gregory J BesioEVPSell10,000$90.06$900,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Gregory J BesioEVPSell10,000$89.74$897,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Peter LiebEVPSell11,303$85.98$971,831.94View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014Gregory BesioEVPSell10,000$80.47$804,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014Laurel MeissnerSVPSell10,000$86.27$862,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2014Lester KnightDirectorBuy30,000$77.31$2,319,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
News IconIndia Inc to see single-digit rise in salaries this year (NYSE:AON) - February 22 at 11:29 AM
News IconAon Hewitt annual survey forecasts an average hike of 9.5% for 2017 (NYSE:AON) - February 22 at 11:29 AM logoInsider Trading Activity Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) – CFO Sold 48,216 shares of Stock (NYSE:AON) - February 22 at 11:29 AM
News IconAon Expands Partnerships to Better Serve Clients in Sub-Saharan Africa (NYSE:AON) - February 21 at 3:49 PM logoOctober 20th Options Now Available For Aon (NYSE:AON) - February 21 at 3:49 PM logoMOVES-Aon names new EMEA head of defined contribution solutions (NYSE:AON) - February 21 at 3:49 PM logoInsurance Labor Study Highlights a Competitive Labor Market (NYSE:AON) - February 21 at 3:49 PM logo[$$] Lloyd's confirms Bruce Carnegie-Brown as new chairman (NYSE:AON) - February 20 at 3:30 PM
News IconCan Aon plc (AON) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (NYSE:AON) - February 19 at 3:27 PM
News IconIs The Sell-Side Predicting That Aon plc (NYSE:AON) Will Move Higher? - Winfield Review (NYSE:AON) - February 16 at 3:38 PM logoForm 4 Aon plc For: Feb 13 Filed by: Meissner Laurel G. - (NYSE:AON) - February 16 at 3:38 PM logoAon plc (AON): Trading Benefits For Higher Margin M&A - BMO - (NYSE:AON) - February 16 at 8:29 AM logoForm 3 Aon plc For: Feb 01 Filed by: Andersen Eric (NYSE:AON) - February 15 at 2:13 AM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NYSE:AON) - February 14 at 4:10 PM logoAon (AON) to Divest Non-Core Operations to Blackstone (NYSE:AON) - February 14 at 4:09 PM logoAon Plc :AON-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 14, 2017 (NYSE:AON) - February 14 at 4:09 PM logoETFs with exposure to Aon Plc : February 14, 2017 (NYSE:AON) - February 14 at 4:09 PM
News IconLarge Outflow of Money Witnessed in Aon plc - Highland Mirror (NYSE:AON) - February 13 at 4:00 PM logoBlog Coverage Aon Sells Benefits Administration and HR Platform to Blackstone; Aims at Inorganic Growth (NYSE:AON) - February 13 at 4:00 PM logoAon Plc :AON-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 13, 2017 (NYSE:AON) - February 13 at 4:00 PM logoBlackstone to Buy Aon's Technology-enabled HR Business (NYSE:AON) - February 13 at 4:00 PM logo6:01 am Aon beats by $0.07, misses on revs (NYSE:AON) - February 12 at 3:35 PM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Aon plc (NYSE:AON) (NYSE:AON) - February 12 at 1:38 AM logoAon plc Bottom Line Rises 8% In Q4 - - Nasdaq (NYSE:AON) - February 11 at 3:34 PM logoAon plc (AON) Agrees to Sell BPO Platform to Blackstone for up to $4.8B - (NYSE:AON) - February 11 at 3:34 PM logoAon to sell benefits outsourcing to Blackstone for $4.3 billion (NYSE:AON) - February 11 at 2:03 AM
News IconAon to sell benefits outsourcing to Blackstone for up to US$4.8 billion (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 9:02 PM logoAon plc (AON) Agrees to Sell BPO Platform to Blackstone for up to $4.8B (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 9:02 PM logoEdited Transcript of AON earnings conference call or presentation 10-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 9:02 PM logoAon Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Benefits Administration and HR Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Platform (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM
News IconAon Benefits and HR Business to Be Acquired by Blackstone (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM
News IconBlackstone Group to buy unit of Aon Hewitt (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM
News IconHow Often Does Aon plc (AON) Beat Earnings Estimates? (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM
News IconAon plc releases Q4 and full year 2016 results, free cash flow with a record 22% increase (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM
News IconAon plc (NYSE:AON) Earnings Preview: Should Traders Be Nervous? (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM logoAon Plc (AON) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM logoAON PLC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM logoQ4 2016 Aon PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM logo[$$] Blackstone to Buy Aon's Human Resources Outsourcing Platform (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:02 PM logoAon (AON) Beats on Q4 Earnings; Revenues Miss (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:01 PM logoMarket Recon: 'Phenomenal' Tax Cuts Promise Lights Fire Under Market (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:01 PM logoAon to sell benefits outsourcing to Blackstone for up to $4.8 bln (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:01 PM logoAon (AON) Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss Estimates in Q4 (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:01 PM logoAon Plc -- Moody's affirms Aon's ratings (senior Baa2) following agreement to sell benefits administration and HR BPO platform; outlook stable (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 4:01 PM
News IconBlackstone to Buy Aon’s Benefits Outsourcing Unit: Reuters (NYSE:AON) - February 10 at 1:44 AM
News IconU.S. Insured Weather Losses Exceed $1B In January (NYSE:AON) - February 9 at 8:40 PM
News IconNew Head of Broking Strategies to help Aon match capital to client needs (NYSE:AON) - February 9 at 8:40 PM logoDeals Rumor Mill: Blackstone, Toshiba, Ant Financial (NYSE:AON) - February 9 at 8:40 PM logoUS weather losses exceed $1bn in January for insurers, according to Aon catastrophe report - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:AON) - February 9 at 3:39 PM logoUS weather losses exceed $1bn in January for insurers, according to Aon catastrophe report - PR Newswire (press release) (NYSE:AON) - February 9 at 3:39 PM


What is Aon PLC's stock symbol?

Aon PLC trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AON."

How often does Aon PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aon PLC?

Aon PLC declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Wednesday, February 15th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 30th.

Where is Aon PLC's stock going? Where will Aon PLC's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Aon PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from $99.00 to $137.00. On average, they expect Aon PLC's share price to reach $119.20 in the next twelve months.

When will Aon PLC announce their earnings?

Aon PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April, 27th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Aon PLC stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aon PLC stock:

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Overall, we view AON's sale of its Benefits Administration and HR BPO businesses as a positive. The new model will have a slightly higher growth profile, generate higher margins, produce better ROIC, and reduce capital intensity. Additionally, AON has more capital flexibility to pursue M&A in businesses that better align with its core capabilities and/or buyback stock. We reduce 2017 EPS, but nudge up 2018 EPS and PT. Reiterate Buy." (2/13/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Aon remains exposed to heavy debt burden and associated interest expenses that are increasing borrowing costs and financial risks for the company over several quarters. These headwinds are reflected in the company's share price performance which have gained 32% in 2016, lower than 35% gained by the Zacks-categorized Insurance Brokers industry. Stiff competition, ongoing legal hassles and foreign currency fluctuations remain major headwinds. Nevertheless, Aon’s core business strengthening initiatives, efficient capital deployment, strong cash flow position and cost savings from its restructuring programs are commendable. Strong merger and acquisition activities, divestitures and restructuring initiatives position the company favorably for long-term growth.  The company is expected to release its fourth quarter earnings on Feb 3, 2017." (1/17/2017)

Who owns Aon PLC stock?

Aon PLC's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.39%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (4.92%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.90%), Scharf Investments LLC (0.71%), DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main (0.61%) and NWQ Investment Management Company LLC (0.38%). Company insiders that own Aon PLC stock include Christa Davies, Gregory C Case, Laurel G Meissner, Peter M Lieb and Stephen P Mcgill.

Who sold Aon PLC stock? Who is selling Aon PLC stock?

Aon PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Nicholas Co. Inc. WI, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Scharf Investments LLC, Weitz Investment Management Inc., NWQ Investment Management Company LLC and International Value Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold Aon PLC stock in the last year include Christa Davies, Laurel G Meissner, Peter M Lieb and Stephen P Mcgill.

Who bought Aon PLC stock? Who is buying Aon PLC stock?

Aon PLC's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, State Street Corp, Capital Guardian Trust Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Elkfork Partners LLC and Tyers Asset Management LLC.

How do I buy Aon PLC stock?

Shares of Aon PLC 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 Aon PLC stock cost?

One share of Aon PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $115.57.

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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by Staff