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How to buy Brown and Brown stock
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Brown and Brown is an insurance brokers business based in the US. Brown and Brown shares (BRO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- BRO shares summary
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- Is BRO stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is BRO suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BRO shares over-valued?
- Brown and Brown's financials
- How volatile are BRO shares?
- Does Brown and Brown pay a dividend?
- Have BRO shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Brown and Brown stock price (NYSE: BRO)Use our graph to track the performance of BRO stocks over time.
Brown and Brown shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$58.71|
|52-week range||$52.72 - $73.61|
|50-day moving average||$58.18|
|200-day moving average||$60.62|
|Wall St. target price||$65.40|
|Dividend yield||$0.422 (0.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.37|
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Brown and Brown price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-17)||-4.04%|
|1 month (2022-12-23)||3.11%|
|3 months (2022-10-22)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-07-26)||-4.83%|
|1 year (2022-01-26)||-7.18%|
|2 years (2021-01-26)||28.55%|
|3 years (2020-01-24)||40.35%|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||9.19%|
Is Brown and Brown stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Brown and Brown stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brown and Brown's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Brown and Brown's P/E ratio
Brown and Brown'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, Brown and Brown 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.
Brown and Brown's PEG ratio
Brown and Brown's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.41. 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 Brown and Brown's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Brown and Brown's EBITDA
Brown and Brown's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Brown and Brown's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Brown and Brown financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.09%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Brown and Brown'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 Brown and Brown.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Brown and Brown's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.06
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Brown and Brown's overall score of 25.06 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Brown and Brown 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.).
Brown and Brown's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.82/100
Brown and Brown's environmental score of 0.82 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brown and Brown is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Brown and Brown's social score
Social score: 10.66/100
Brown and Brown's social score of 10.66 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brown and Brown is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Brown and Brown's governance score
Governance score: 16.22/100
Brown and Brown's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Brown and Brown is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Brown and Brown's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Brown and Brown scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Brown and Brown has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.06|
|Total ESG percentile||38.94|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||1|
Brown and Brown share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 16.05% of net profits
Recently Brown and Brown has paid out, on average, around 16.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brown and Brown shareholders could enjoy a 0.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brown and Brown's case, that would currently equate to about $0.422 per share.
While Brown and Brown's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Brown and Brown is investing more in its future growth.
Brown and Brown's most recent dividend payout was on 15 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Brown and Brown's shares ever split?
Brown and Brown's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 March 2018. 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 Brown and Brown shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brown and Brown shares which in turn could have impacted Brown and Brown's share price.
Brown and Brown share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Brown and Brown's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.7236 up to $73.6111. 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 Brown and Brown's is 0.7475. This would suggest that Brown and Brown's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Brown and Brown overview
Brown & Brown, Inc. markets and sells insurance products and services in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands. It operates through four segments: Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage, and Services. The Retail segment offers property and casualty, employee benefits insurance products, personal insurance products, specialties insurance products, loss control survey and analysis, consultancy, and claims processing services. It serves commercial, public and quasi-public entities, professional, and individual customers. The National Programs segment offers professional liability and related package insurance products for dentistry, legal, eyecare, insurance, financial, physicians, real estate title professionals, as well as supplementary insurance products related to weddings, events, medical facilities, and cyber liabilities. This segment also offers outsourced product development, marketing, underwriting, actuarial, compliance, and claims and other administrative services to insurance carrier partners; and commercial and public entity-related programs, and flood insurance products.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Brown and Brown is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 16.639% of Brown and Brown shares are held by insiders and 73.66% by institutions. When does the fiscal year end for Brown and Brown?
Brown and Brown's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Brown and Brown based?
Brown and Brown's address is: 300 North Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL, United States, 32114 What is Brown and Brown's ISIN number?
Brown and Brown's international securities identification number is: US1152361010 What is Brown and Brown's CUSIP number?
Brown and Brown's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 730444106
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