Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) – Langen Mcalenn lowered their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Aon PLC in a research note issued on Tuesday. Langen Mcalenn analyst L. Greenberg now expects that the brokerage will earn $1.27 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.47. Langen Mcalenn has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Langen Mcalenn also issued estimates for Aon PLC’s Q2 2017 earnings at $1.30 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $1.20 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $2.43 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $6.15 EPS.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 10th. The company reported $2.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.49 by $0.07. Aon PLC had a return on equity of 32.46% and a net margin of 12.01%. The firm earned $3.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.41 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.27 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on Aon PLC from $129.00 to $137.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Aon PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Aon PLC in a research note on Monday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aon PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $126.00 target price (up from $124.00) on shares of Aon PLC in a report on Thursday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Aon PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $119.55.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) opened at 117.28 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $113.45 and a 200-day moving average price of $111.63. Aon PLC has a 12-month low of $92.88 and a 12-month high of $117.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $31.15 billion, a PE ratio of 22.73 and a beta of 1.01.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AON. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Aon PLC by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 14,176,337 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,581,093,000 after buying an additional 1,045,503 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its stake in Aon PLC by 39.5% in the second quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 13,690,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,495,461,000 after buying an additional 3,874,247 shares in the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its stake in Aon PLC by 2.2% in the second quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 13,510,473 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,475,749,000 after buying an additional 288,607 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its stake in Aon PLC by 2.4% in the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 5,704,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $641,664,000 after buying an additional 135,896 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Aon PLC by 8.1% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,592,226 shares of the company’s stock worth $629,070,000 after buying an additional 419,352 shares in the last quarter. 83.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 1st were issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, January 30th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. Aon PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently 25.53%.

About Aon PLC

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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