Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AON (AON) Stock Price
News articles about AON (NYSE:AON) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AON earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2143887092863 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- CVS-Aetna Merger Will Influence Employers’ Benefits Decisions: Aon (insurancejournal.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Aon PLC (AON) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.83 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- US employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions: Survey (foxbusiness.com)
- U.S. employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions -survey (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Aon PLC (AON) to Post $2.35 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of AON (NYSE:AON) traded down $0.48 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $136.39. The company had a trading volume of 842,594 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,096,041. AON has a 52 week low of $109.82 and a 52 week high of $152.78. The company has a current ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. The company has a market cap of $34,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.04.
AON has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $171.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine upgraded AON from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $154.00 price target on shares of AON in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price target on AON from $138.00 to $143.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on AON from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $145.08.
In other AON news, EVP John G. Bruno sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.24, for a total value of $1,432,400.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 10,471 shares in the company, valued at $1,499,866.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO John Zern sold 17,680 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.79, for a total value of $2,471,487.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 27,695 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,871,484.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 41,680 shares of company stock worth $5,903,887. 0.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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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