Optimum Investment Advisors held its position in shares of Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors’ holdings in Aon PLC were worth $279,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Aon PLC by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,812,319 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,368,149,000 after acquiring an additional 415,363 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Aon PLC by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,663,729 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,082,493,000 after acquiring an additional 100,762 shares during the period. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD boosted its position in Aon PLC by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 6,700,077 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $890,775,000 after acquiring an additional 114,690 shares during the period. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in Aon PLC by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 5,131,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $682,188,000 after acquiring an additional 122,803 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Partners boosted its position in Aon PLC by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,066,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $407,715,000 after acquiring an additional 39,993 shares during the period. 84.32% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.28, for a total transaction of $1,402,800.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 123,805 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,367,365.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

Aon PLC (AON) traded down 0.12% on Tuesday, hitting $147.12. 131,560 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $37.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.49 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a 50 day moving average of $141.58 and a 200 day moving average of $131.91. Aon PLC has a one year low of $107.19 and a one year high of $147.66.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.45. The business had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. Aon PLC had a return on equity of 32.62% and a net margin of 17.28%. Aon PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.39 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Aon PLC will post $6.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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AON has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Aon PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $162.00 price target (up from $146.00) on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on shares of Aon PLC from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aon PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $147.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Aon PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Aon PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $139.00.

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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