News headlines about Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aon PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5167066651615 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Aon PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Aon PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on shares of Aon PLC from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating on shares of Aon PLC in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aon PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Aon PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.42.

Aon PLC (AON) opened at $141.28 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $35,692.89, a P/E ratio of 21.16, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 2.35, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Aon PLC has a 1 year low of $109.82 and a 1 year high of $152.78.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.29 billion. Aon PLC had a net margin of 16.78% and a return on equity of 32.71%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.29 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Aon PLC will post 6.53 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. Aon PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.79%.

In other news, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 10,000 shares of Aon PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total value of $1,450,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 123,805 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,951,725. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders sold 40,000 shares of company stock worth $5,720,400. 0.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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