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How to buy Aon stock | $251.02
Learn how to easily invest in Aon stock.
Aon plc is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Aon shares (AON) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aon employs 50,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AON – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- AON shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is AON stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short AON shares?
- Is AON suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AON shares over-valued?
- Aon's financials
- How volatile are AON shares?
- Does Aon pay a dividend?
- Have AON shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Aon stock price (NYSE: AON)Use our graph to track the performance of AON stocks over time.
Aon shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$251.02|
|52-week range||$178.74 - $260.97|
|50-day moving average||$239.43|
|200-day moving average||$232.57|
|Wall St. target price||$265.75|
|Dividend yield||$1.8 (0.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.12|
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Aon price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-18)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-29)||3.34%|
|3 months (2021-04-29)||4.91%|
|6 months (2021-01-25)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-25)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-25)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-25)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-25)||N/A|
Is Aon under- or over-valued?
Valuing Aon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Aon's P/E ratio
Aon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Aon shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Aon's PEG ratio
Aon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6945. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Aon's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Aon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Aon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$11.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.3%|
|Return on equity TTM||56.66%|
|Market capitalisation||$52.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Aon shares
There are currently 25.8 million Aon shares held short by investors – that's known as Aon's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% down from 28.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aon shares can be evaluated.
Aon's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Aon's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aon shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aon shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Aon's SIR currently stands at 12.14. In other words for every 100,000 Aon shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12140 shares are currently held short.
However Aon's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aon shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aon shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aon's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aon shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1179% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aon shares, roughly 118 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Aon.
Find out more about how you can short Aon stock.
Aon's environmental, social and governance track record
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 Aon.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Aon's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 27.5
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Aon's overall score of 27.5 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Aon 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.).
Aon's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.06/100
Aon's environmental score of 3.06 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aon is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Aon's social score
Social score: 14.44/100
Aon's social score of 14.44 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aon is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Aon's governance score
Governance score: 16/100
Aon's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Aon is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Aon's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Aon scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Aon has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||27.5|
|Total ESG percentile||34.5|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Aon share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.67% of net profits
Recently Aon has paid out, on average, around 18.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aon shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aon's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.
While Aon's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Aon is investing more in its future growth.
Aon's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Aon's shares ever split?
Aon's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 17 May 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aon shares which in turn could have impacted Aon's share price.
Aon share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Aon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $178.7384 up to $260.97. 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 Aon's is 0.8368. This would suggest that Aon's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Aon plc, a professional services firm, provides advice and solutions to clients focused on risk, retirement, and health worldwide. It offers commercial risk solutions, including retail brokerage, cyber, and global risk consulting solutions, as well as acts as a captive insurance solutions provider; and health solutions, such as health and benefits brokerages, and health care exchanges. The company also provides treaty and facultative reinsurance, as well as insurance-linked securities, capital raising, strategic advice, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions services; and corporate finance advisory services and capital markets solutions products. In addition, it offers strategic design consulting services on their retirement programs, actuarial services, and risk management services; advice services on developing and maintaining investment programs across a range of plan types, including defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, endowments, and foundations for public and private companies, and other institutions; and advice and solutions that help clients in accelerating business outcomes by enhancing the performance of their people, including assessment and optimized deployment, as well as the design, alignment, and benchmarking of compensation to business strategy and performance outcomes. Further, the company develops, markets, and administers customized insurance programs and specialty market solutions for organizations, and their members or affiliates; operates the Global Risk Insight Platform, which provides data, analytics, engagement, and consulting services; offers CoverWallet, a digital insurance platform for small- and medium-sized businesses; and provides ReView that provides advisory, analysis, and benchmarking services to help reinsurers. Aon plc was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Aon is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.989% of Aon shares are held by insiders and 106.067% by institutions. How many people work for Aon?
Latest data suggests 50,000 work at Aon. When does the fiscal year end for Aon?
Aon's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Aon based?
Aon's address is: Metropolitan Building, Dublin, Ireland, D01 K0Y8 What is Aon's ISIN number?
Aon's international securities identification number is: IE00BLP1HW54 What is Aon's CUSIP number?
Aon's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 037389103
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