Wall Street brokerages expect Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) to post earnings per share (EPS) of ($5.00) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have made estimates for Alleghany’s earnings. Alleghany posted earnings per share of $9.89 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 150.6%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 20th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Alleghany will report full-year earnings of $15.42 per share for the current financial year. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $36.00 per share. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Alleghany.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research restated a “sell” rating on shares of Alleghany in a research note on Saturday, November 17th.

Shares of Alleghany stock traded down $2.18 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $638.24. 41,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 58,268. Alleghany has a fifty-two week low of $558.50 and a fifty-two week high of $659.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.29 and a quick ratio of 0.29. The company has a market cap of $9.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 312.86 and a beta of 0.76.

In related news, Director William K. Lavin sold 528 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $622.84, for a total value of $328,859.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of Y. Pearl River Capital LLC bought a new position in Alleghany in the 4th quarter valued at about $30,000. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new position in Alleghany in the 4th quarter valued at about $100,000. Simplex Trading LLC bought a new position in Alleghany in the 3rd quarter valued at about $190,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in Alleghany in the 4th quarter valued at about $183,000. Finally, Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC bought a new position in Alleghany in the 3rd quarter valued at about $211,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.40% of the company’s stock.

Alleghany Company Profile

Alleghany Corporation provides property and casualty reinsurance and insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Reinsurance and Insurance. The Reinsurance segment offers property reinsurance products, including fire, allied lines, auto physical damage, and homeowners multiple peril reinsurance products; and casualty and other reinsurance products, such as liability, medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, auto liability, accident and health, surety, and credit reinsurance products.

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