Aon 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
- Symbol: NYSE:AON
- CUSIP: G0408V10
- Web: www.aon.com
- Market Cap: $36.3858 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 262,070,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $134.18
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $122.33
- 52 Week Range: $105.35 - $139.37
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 27.49
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.33
- P/E Growth: 1.71
- Annual Revenue: $11.71 billion
- Price / Sales: 3.11
- Book Value: $21.90 per share
- Price / Book: 6.35
- Annual Dividend: $1.44
- Dividend Yield: 1.0%
- EBIDTA: $2.47 billion
- Net Margins: 12.23%
- Return on Equity: 32.34%
- Return on Assets: 6.87%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.96%
- Current Ratio: 1.37%
- Quick Ratio: 1.37%
- Average Volume: 1.18 million shs.
- Beta: 1.03
- Short Ratio: 1.95
Frequently Asked Questions for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
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, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Tuesday, August 15th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 28th. View Aon PLC's Dividend History.
How will Aon PLC's stock buyback program work?
Aon PLC declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Monday, April 10th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 16.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Aon PLC's earnings last quarter?
Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.17. The firm earned $2.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.35 billion. Aon PLC had a net margin of 12.23% and a return on equity of 32.34%. Aon PLC's revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.35 EPS. View Aon PLC's Earnings History.
When will Aon PLC make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Aon PLC's stock going? Where will Aon PLC's stock price be in 2017?
14 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Aon PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from $113.00 to $155.00. On average, they anticipate Aon PLC's share price to reach $130.70 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Aon PLC.
What are analysts saying about Aon PLC stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aon PLC stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Aon’s core business strengthening initiatives, efficient capital deployment, strong cash flow position and cost savings from its restructuring programs pave the way for long-term growth. The company divested its non-core HR BPO business to Blackstone. Strong merger and acquisition activities, divestitures and restructuring initiatives position the company favorably for the long run. As a result, the stock has gained 21% year to date compared with 14% increase of the Zacks Insurance Brokerage industry. In addition, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both 2017 and 2018 have revised upward significantly over past thirty days since it has released strong first quarter results.However, heavy debt burden and associated interest expenses raise concern. Stiff competition, ongoing legal hassles and foreign currency fluctuations remain major headwinds." (7/11/2017)
- 2. 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)
Who are some of Aon PLC's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Aon PLC include Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZBY), ING Group, N.V. (ING), BlackRock (BLK), D/B/A Chubb Limited New (CB), UBS AG (UBS), National Australia Bank (NABZY), Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG), Banco Bradesco SA (BBD), PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (PNC), Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK), American International Group (AIG), MetLife (MET), American Tower Corporation (REIT) (AMT), The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW), PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ), Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK), Yahoo! (AABA) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG).
Who owns Aon PLC stock?
Aon PLC's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Tesco Pension Investment Ltd (0.58%), Swedbank (0.33%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.15%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Dudley & Shanley LLC (0.09%) and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%). Company insiders that own Aon PLC stock include Christa Davies, Gregory C Case, Laurel G Meissner, Peter M Lieb and Stephen P Mcgill. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aon PLC.
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 Swedbank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Anderson Hoagland & Co., Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, OLD National Bancorp IN, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, BB&T Corp and YCG LLC. Company insiders that have sold Aon PLC stock in the last year include Christa Davies, Gregory C Case, Laurel G Meissner, Peter M Lieb and Stephen P Mcgill. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aon PLC.
Who bought Aon PLC stock? Who is buying Aon PLC stock?
Aon PLC's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Tesco Pension Investment Ltd, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Capital Management Corp VA, Aperio Group LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and APG Asset Management N.V.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aon PLC.
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.
What is Aon PLC's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aon PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Aon PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $139.14.
Consensus Ratings for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.21)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$130.70 (6.07% downside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|7/13/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Boost Price Target||Buy||$144.00 -> $155.00||Low|
|7/6/2017||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Equal Weight||$130.00 -> $138.00||Low|
|7/3/2017||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||Equal Weight||$115.00 -> $135.00||Low|
|6/22/2017||Credit Suisse Group AG||Set Price Target||Sell||$133.00||Medium|
|6/21/2017||Langen Mcalenn||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||Low|
|6/21/2017||Janney Montgomery Scott||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||Low|
|6/16/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$146.00||Low|
|5/12/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Boost Price Target||Hold||$108.00 -> $113.00||Low|
|4/16/2017||Wells Fargo & Company||Reiterated Rating||Hold||Low|
|2/16/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Market Perform||$124.00 -> $126.00||N/A|
|11/21/2016||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Upgrade||Market Perform -> Outperform||$118.00 -> $130.00||N/A|
|11/7/2016||Sandler O'Neill||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||N/A|
|10/31/2016||Royal Bank Of Canada||Downgrade||Outperform -> Sector Perform||$116.00||N/A|
|8/9/2016||MKM Partners||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||$115.00||N/A|
|6/7/2016||Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Buy||N/A|
|4/15/2016||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Downgrade||Market Perform -> Underperform||N/A|
|1/8/2016||Piper Jaffray Companies||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||$104.00 -> $99.00||N/A|
|9/21/2015||Sterne Agee CRT||Initiated Coverage||Neutral||$98.00||N/A|
|8/3/2015||Stifel Nicolaus||Boost Price Target||Market Perform||$99.00 -> $100.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)Earnings History by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/9/2017||3/31/2017||$1.28||$1.45||$2.35 billion||$2.38 billion||View||Listen|
|2/10/2017||Q416||$2.49||$2.56||$3.41 billion||$3.30 billion||View||N/A|
|10/28/2016||Q316||$1.28||$1.29||$2.79 billion||$2.70 billion||View||Listen|
|7/29/2016||Q216||$1.39||$1.39||$2.85 billion||$2.80 billion||View||N/A|
|4/29/2016||Q116||$1.33||$1.35||$2.88 billion||$2.80 billion||View||Listen|
|2/5/2016||Q415||$2.09||$2.27||$3.32 billion||$3.30 billion||View||N/A|
|10/30/2015||Q315||$1.24||$1.24||$2.86 billion||$2.70 billion||View||Listen|
|7/31/2015||Q215||$1.29||$1.31||$2.95 billion||$2.80 billion||View||N/A|
|5/1/2015||Q115||$1.29||$1.37||$2.94 billion||$2.80 billion||View||N/A|
|2/6/2015||Q414||$1.86||$1.89||$3.35 billion||$3.30 billion||View||N/A|
|10/31/2014||Q314||$1.12||$1.29||$2.85 billion||$2.88 billion||View||N/A|
|7/25/2014||Q214||$1.20||$1.25||$2.97 billion||$2.90 billion||View||Listen|
|4/25/2014||Q114||$1.17||$1.28||$3.00 billion||$2.90 billion||View||Listen|
|1/31/2014||Q413||$1.50||$1.54||$3.27 billion||$3.20 billion||View||Listen|
|10/25/2013||Q313||$0.60||$0.82||$2.83 billion||$2.79 billion||View||Listen|
|7/26/2013||Q2 2013||$1.11||$1.11||$2.91 billion||$2.90 billion||View||Listen|
|4/26/2013||Q1 2013||$1.10||$1.11||$2.87 billion||$2.92 billion||View||Listen|
|2/1/2013||Q4 2012||$1.26||$1.27||$3.07 billion||$3.11 billion||View||Listen|
|10/26/2012||Q312||$0.89||$0.95||$2.79 billion||$2.70 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.45
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
|Dividend Growth:||23.60% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||28.18% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
22.15% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
17.93% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE AON)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.90%Insider Trades by Quarter for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.05%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|5/25/2017||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||2,000||$130.40||$260,800.00|| |
|5/18/2017||Laurel G Meissner||SVP||Sell||4,000||$126.19||$504,760.00|| |
|3/30/2017||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||16,683||$117.29||$1,956,749.07|| |
|2/22/2017||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||520,000||$115.58||$60,101,600.00|| |
|2/17/2017||Christa Davies||CFO||Sell||48,216||$117.42||$5,661,522.72|| |
|8/2/2016||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||46,698||$108.41||$5,062,530.18|| |
|3/21/2016||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||25,000||$101.24||$2,531,000.00|| |
|2/24/2016||Laurel G Meissner||SVP||Sell||10,000||$93.08||$930,800.00|| |
|2/19/2016||Christa Davies||CFO||Sell||54,545||$93.35||$5,091,775.75|| |
|2/17/2016||Peter M. Lieb||EVP||Sell||1,170||$95.00||$111,150.00|| |
|2/10/2016||Peter M. Lieb||EVP||Sell||7,356||$94.36||$694,112.16|| |
|2/9/2016||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||24,199||$92.89||$2,247,845.11|| |
|12/1/2015||Gregory C. Case||CEO||Sell||99,645||$95.02||$9,468,267.90|| |
|11/30/2015||Gregory C. Case||CEO||Sell||53,845||$95.02||$5,116,351.90|| |
|11/24/2015||Gregory C. Case||CEO||Sell||230,790||$95.04||$21,934,281.60|| |
|11/18/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||101,390||$95.00||$9,632,050.00|| |
|11/17/2015||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||6,453||$94.12||$607,356.36|| |
|11/5/2015||Gregory C. Case||CEO||Sell||98,175||$95.01||$9,327,606.75|| |
|5/11/2015||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||9,955||$100.03||$995,798.65|| |
|3/16/2015||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||10,526||$96.40||$1,014,706.40|| |
|3/13/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||58,534||$96.89||$5,671,359.26|| |
|3/11/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,980||$97.09||$8,541,978.20|| |
|3/6/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,251||$99.56||$8,686,709.56|| |
|3/3/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,254||$99.93||$8,719,292.22|| |
|2/26/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,100||$100.31||$8,737,001.00|| |
|2/25/2015||Laurel G Meissner||SVP||Sell||10,000||$100.47||$1,004,700.00|| |
|2/23/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,321||$99.91||$8,724,241.11|| |
|2/20/2015||Christa Davies||CFO||Sell||208,406||$99.82||$20,803,086.92|| |
|2/18/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||87,062||$100.77||$8,773,237.74|| |
|2/17/2015||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||2,894||$100.30||$290,268.20|| |
|2/12/2015||Gregory C Case||CEO||Sell||70,950||$98.09||$6,959,485.50|| |
|11/19/2014||Lester B Knight||Director||Buy||60,000||$90.44||$5,426,400.00|| |
|10/1/2014||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||41,783||$86.86||$3,629,271.38|| |
|9/18/2014||Stephen P Mcgill||CEO||Sell||4,454||$88.00||$391,952.00|| |
|9/2/2014||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||14,926||$87.72||$1,309,308.72|| |
|7/16/2014||Peter M Lieb||EVP||Sell||9,367||$89.79||$841,062.93|| |
|7/15/2014||Gregory J Besio||EVP||Sell||10,000||$90.06||$900,600.00|| |
|6/16/2014||Gregory J Besio||EVP||Sell||10,000||$89.74||$897,400.00|| |
|5/8/2014||Peter Lieb||EVP||Sell||11,303||$85.98||$971,831.94|| |
|4/15/2014||Gregory Besio||EVP||Sell||10,000||$80.47||$804,700.00|| |
|2/21/2014||Laurel Meissner||SVP||Sell||10,000||$86.27||$862,700.00|| |
|2/4/2014||Lester Knight||Director||Buy||30,000||$77.31||$2,319,300.00|| |
Headline Trends for Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)
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Aon PLC (AON) Chart for Saturday, July, 22, 2017