Media coverage about Aon plc Class A (NYSE:AON) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aon plc Class A earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4633513185767 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Aon survey: falling employee engagement in Canada is a “wake-up call” for employers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Workday CEO on 'great' Netflix partnership: Reed Hastings… (finance.yahoo.com)
- Global Employee Engagement Levels Bounce Back to All-Time Highs in 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- $2.95 Billion in Sales Expected for Aon plc Class A (AON) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Anticipate Aon plc Class A (AON) to Post $2.80 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
AON has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Aon plc Class A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 target price on shares of Aon plc Class A in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 target price on shares of Aon plc Class A in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Aon plc Class A from $157.00 to $162.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, William Blair cut Aon plc Class A from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Aon plc Class A presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $147.00.
Aon plc Class A (NYSE:AON) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The financial services provider reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.34 by $0.01. Aon plc Class A had a return on equity of 32.41% and a net margin of 12.26%. The business had revenue of $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.84 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.56 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Aon plc Class A will post 7.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st were paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Aon plc Class A’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 30.84%.
In other Aon plc Class A news, insider Michael Neller sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.12, for a total value of $210,180.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 12,824 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total value of $1,859,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 126,629 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,361,205. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 123,477 shares of company stock valued at $17,453,753. Insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.
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Aon plc Class A Company Profile
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.
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