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How to buy Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares (AJG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Arthur JGallagher-and-Co employs 32,401 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- Is AJG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is AJG suitable for ethical investing?
- Are AJG shares over-valued?
- Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's financials
- How volatile are AJG shares?
- Does Arthur JGallagher-and-Co pay a dividend?
- Have AJG shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock price (NYSE: AJG)Use our graph to track the performance of AJG stocks over time.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$154.17|
|52-week range||$111.40 - $171.21|
|50-day moving average||$165.29|
|200-day moving average||$150.17|
|Wall St. target price||$182.08|
|Dividend yield||$1.89 (1.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.62|
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Arthur JGallagher-and-Co price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-2.24%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-7.38%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-6.66%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||7.77%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||30.83%|
|2 years (2020-01-23)||58.95%|
|3 years (2019-01-23)||109.19%|
|5 years (2017-01-23)||192.32%|
Is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's P/E ratio
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares trade at around 34x 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.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's PEG ratio
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.09. 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 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's EBITDA
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co financials
|Revenue TTM||$7.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.82%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co'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 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's overall score of 29.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 41st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Arthur JGallagher-and-Co 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.).
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.14/100
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's environmental score of 5.14 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's social score
Social score: 15.17/100
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's social score of 15.17 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's governance score
Governance score: 18.23/100
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Arthur JGallagher-and-Co scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.54|
|Total ESG percentile||41.04|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 35.56% of net profits
Recently Arthur JGallagher-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 35.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $1.89 per share.
While Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares ever split?
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares which in turn could have impacted Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's share price.
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares have ranged in value from as little as $111.4046 up to $171.21. 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 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's is 0.6888. This would suggest that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co overview
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. , together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage, consulting, and third party claims settlement and administration services in the United States, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, India, and the United Kingdom. Its Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. It offers brokerage and consulting services to businesses and organizations, including commercial, not-for-profit, and public entities, as well as individuals in the areas of insurance placement, risk of loss management, and management of employer sponsored benefit programs. This segment also assist retail brokers and other non-affiliated brokers in the placement of specialized and hard-to-place insurance; acts as a brokerage wholesaler, and managing general agent or managing general underwriter distributing specialized insurance coverage's for underwriting enterprises; and performs activities, including marketing, underwriting, issuing policies, collecting premiums, appointing and supervising other agents, paying claims, and negotiating reinsurance. The company's Risk Management segment provides contract claim settlement and administration services for enterprises and public entities; and claims management, loss control consulting, and insurance property appraisal services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.879% of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares are held by insiders and 85.205% by institutions. How many people work for Arthur JGallagher-and-Co?
Latest data suggests 32,401 work at Arthur JGallagher-and-Co. When does the fiscal year end for Arthur JGallagher-and-Co?
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co based?
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's address is: 2850 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL, United States, 60008-4050 What is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's ISIN number?
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's international securities identification number is: US3635761097 What is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's CUSIP number?
Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 363576109
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