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Alleghany Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Alleghany Corporation shares (Y) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Alleghany Corporation employs 10,407 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$434.53 - $688.07|
|50-day moving average||$649.97|
|200-day moving average||$608.71|
|Wall St. target price||$800.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (2.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.04|
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Valuing Alleghany Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alleghany Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Alleghany Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 97x. In other words, Alleghany Corporation shares trade at around 97x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Alleghany Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $411.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Alleghany Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$8.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.83%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.41%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 164,980 Alleghany Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Alleghany Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 22.2% up from 135,055 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alleghany Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Alleghany Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alleghany Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alleghany Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 59345.323741007). Alleghany Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.78. In other words for every 100,000 Alleghany Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2780 shares are currently held short.
However Alleghany Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Alleghany Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Alleghany Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alleghany Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Alleghany Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0122% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alleghany Corporation shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alleghany Corporation.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alleghany Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 36.69
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alleghany Corporation's overall score of 36.69 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 76th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alleghany Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 7.15/100
Alleghany Corporation's environmental score of 7.15 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alleghany Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 16.29/100
Alleghany Corporation's social score of 16.29 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Alleghany Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 22.25/100
Alleghany Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Alleghany Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Alleghany Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Alleghany Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||36.69|
|Total ESG percentile||76.06|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 2.04% of net profits
Recently Alleghany Corporation has paid out, on average, around 2.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alleghany Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alleghany Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.
While Alleghany Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alleghany Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Alleghany Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Alleghany Corporation's shares were split on a 102:100 basis on 29 March 2011. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 102 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alleghany Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alleghany Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Alleghany Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Alleghany Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $434.53 up to $688.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Alleghany Corporation's is 0.6691. This would suggest that Alleghany Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Alleghany Corporation provides property and casualty reinsurance and insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Reinsurance, Insurance, and Alleghany Capital. The Reinsurance segment offers fire, allied lines, auto physical damage, and homeowners multiple peril reinsurance products; and casualty and other reinsurance products, such as medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, accident and health, mortgage, surety, and credit reinsurance products, as well as directors' and officers', errors and omissions, general, and auto liability reinsurance. It distributes its products and services through brokers, as well as directly to insurance and reinsurance companies. The Insurance segment underwrites specialty insurance coverages in the property, as well as umbrella/excess, general, directors' and officers', and professional liability lines; surety products comprising commercial and contract surety bonds; and workers' compensation insurance products. It distributes its products through independent wholesale insurance brokers, and retail and general insurance agents. The Alleghany Capital segment provides precision automated machine tool solutions; manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry, and other markets; and operates as a toy, and entertainment and musical instrument company.
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