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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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Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$75.18 - $145.57
50-day moving average $130.72
200-day moving average $120.32
Wall St. target price$141.55
PE ratio 34.5119
Dividend yield $1.8 (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.20

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Is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co under- or over-valued?

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 35x. In other words, Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares trade at around 35x 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 $1.6 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 $6.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.54%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.34%
Return on equity TTM 14.99%
Profit margin 12.07%
Book value $31.94
Market capitalisation $28.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares

There are currently 2.1 million Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares held short by investors – that's known as Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares can be evaluated.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares traded daily (recently around 911707.39130435). Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares, or, against the total number of tradable Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0138% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares, roughly 14 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 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co.

Find out more about how you can short Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock.

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

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.54
Total ESG percentile 41.04
Environmental score 5.14
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.17
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 18.23
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.11% of net profits

Recently Arthur JGallagher-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 27.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.36% 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 1.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 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 18 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 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 $75.1801 up to $145.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AJG.US volatility(beta: 0.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.6624. 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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