Press coverage about American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2252613064944 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
AFG stock traded up $0.42 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $113.04. The company had a trading volume of 934,021 shares, compared to its average volume of 308,651. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,995.68, a P/E ratio of 21.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.80. American Financial Group has a 1-year low of $92.45 and a 1-year high of $121.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.
American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The insurance provider reported $2.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.53. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. American Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 6.92%. American Financial Group’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.98 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that American Financial Group will post 8.2 earnings per share for the current year.
In other American Financial Group news, VP Vito C. Peraino sold 51,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.86, for a total transaction of $5,806,860.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Gregory G. Joseph purchased 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $113.50 per share, for a total transaction of $56,750.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.
American Financial Group Company Profile
American Financial Group, Inc (AFG) is a holding company engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance businesses. The Company, through Great American Insurance Group, focuses on commercial products for businesses, and is engaged in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets.
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