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S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69

AON Stock Competitors

$266.42
-3.83 (-1.42%)
(As of 01/21/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$265.58
$273.31
50-Day Range
$266.42
$302.88
52-Week Range
$202.32
$326.25
Volume
1.60 million shs
Average Volume
1.27 million shs
Market Capitalization
$58.70 billion
P/E Ratio
67.62
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Beta
0.89

AON (NYSE:AON) Vs. MMC, AJG, WLTW, WTW, BRO, EQH, WDH, RYAN, GSHD, and BRP

Should you be buying AON stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of AON include Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), Willis Towers Watson Public (WLTW), Willis Towers Watson Public (WTW), Brown & Brown (BRO), Equitable (EQH), Waterdrop (WDH), Ryan Specialty Group (RYAN), Goosehead Insurance (GSHD), and BRP Group (BRP). These companies are all part of the "insurance brokers" industry.These companies are all part of the "insurance agents, brokers, & service" industry.

AON vs.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) and AON (NYSE:AON) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, community ranking, dividends and media sentiment.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a net margin of 11.89% compared to AON's net margin of 7.58%. AON's return on equity of 67.50% beat Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 11.89% 14.69% 4.32%
AON 7.58% 67.50% 7.65%

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AON has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, AON had 4 more articles in the media than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for AON and 1 mentions for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. AON's average media sentiment score of 0.13 beat Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s score of 0.00 indicating that AON is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
AON
1 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

AON has higher revenue and earnings than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AON, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.$7.00 billion4.56$818.80 million$4.6233.37
AON$11.07 billion5.30$1.97 billion$3.9467.62

AON received 16 more outperform votes than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 62.65% of users gave Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. an outperform vote while only 59.26% of users gave AON an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.Outperform Votes
515
62.65%
Underperform Votes
307
37.35%
AONOutperform Votes
531
59.26%
Underperform Votes
365
40.74%

82.6% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.0% of AON shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of AON shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. presently has a consensus price target of $169.52, suggesting a potential upside of 9.96%. AON has a consensus price target of $303.80, suggesting a potential upside of 14.03%. Given AON's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AON is more favorable than Arthur J. Gallagher & Co..

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
AON
1 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. AON pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AON pays out 51.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years and AON has raised its dividend for 11 consecutive years. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

AON beats Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AON and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AON (NYSE:AON) vs. Its Competitors

TypeAONInsurance agents, brokers, & service IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$58.70B$16.19B$8.49B$14.86B
Dividend Yield0.75%2.96%5.39%3.54%
P/E Ratio67.6227.7612.5021.45
Price / Sales5.306.55111.0722.40
Price / Cash23.1036.6130.7983.01
Price / Book17.004.602.8811.40
Net Income$1.97B$809.80M$629.30M$426.90M
7 Day Performance-2.57%-4.74%-3.32%-5.48%
1 Month Performance-9.39%-9.33%110.07%-4.45%
1 Year Performance29.04%-13.75%134.45%8.81%

AON Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
2.8872 of 5 stars
$157.05
-0.7%
$157.38
-0.2%
+40.4%$79.29B$17.22B29.6976,000Upcoming Earnings
AJG
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
2.8598 of 5 stars
$154.17
-1.0%
$169.52
-10.0%
+29.5%$31.96B$7.00B33.3732,401Upcoming Earnings
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
2.9243 of 5 stars
N/A$247.91
-∞
N/A$28.85B$9.35B13.0946,100Positive News
WTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
1.0833 of 5 stars
$225.64
-1.2%
N/AN/A$28.12B$9.35B12.7646,100Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
BRO
Brown & Brown
2.2756 of 5 stars
$63.13
-1.8%
$66.75
-5.7%
+33.0%$17.83B$2.61B30.805,764Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
EQH
Equitable
3.1015 of 5 stars
$33.32
-2.9%
$44.22
-32.7%
+22.3%$13.49B$12.42B3.157,900Insider Selling
WDH
Waterdrop
1.825 of 5 stars
$1.28
-7.8%
$11.43
-793.2%
N/A$5.04B$464.05M0.004,291
RYAN
Ryan Specialty Group
1.532 of 5 stars
$36.88
-1.3%
$36.88
-0.0%
N/A$4.05B$1.02B0.001,214Lockup Expiration
News Coverage
GSHD
Goosehead Insurance
2.7043 of 5 stars
$92.50
-0.5%
$160.00
-73.0%
-34.4%$3.42B$117.01M243.43946
BRP
BRP Group
2.875 of 5 stars
$28.76
-1.7%
$39.20
-36.3%
+6.8%$3.23B$137.84M-41.681,494Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
BRP
BRP Group
2.7514 of 5 stars
$28.76
-1.7%
$39.20
-36.3%
+6.8%$3.23B$240.92M-61.191,524Short Interest ↑
CRVL
CorVel
1.5464 of 5 stars
$177.67
-0.1%
N/A+71.2%$3.15B$552.64M54.843,681
SLQT
SelectQuote
2.2565 of 5 stars
$7.39
-4.2%
$21.25
-187.6%
-70.4%$1.21B$937.82M14.491,356Analyst Downgrade
GOCO
GoHealth
2.8589 of 5 stars
$2.49
-6.8%
$8.71
-250.0%
-83.6%$798.56M$877.35M27.673,067Gap Down
EHTH
eHealth
2.6264 of 5 stars
$22.14
-5.1%
$39.22
-77.2%
-72.8%$584.23M$582.77M-23.811,960Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
FANH
Fanhua
2.0915 of 5 stars
$6.75
-1.9%
N/A-51.5%$362.44M$500.86M8.234,926
ADF
Aldel Financial
0 of 5 stars
$14.55
-3.0%
N/AN/A$217.49MN/A0.002News Coverage
HGTY
Hagerty
0 of 5 stars
$14.55
-3.0%
N/AN/A$217.49MN/A0.002
HUIZ
Huize
0.8448 of 5 stars
$1.19
-10.9%
N/A-81.9%$61.83M$187.01M-2.531,314News Coverage
TIRX
Tian Ruixiang
0 of 5 stars
$1.23
-3.3%
N/AN/A$9.84M$3.25M0.0044Short Interest ↑
This page was last updated on 1/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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