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How to buy Alleghany Corporation (Y) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Alleghany Corporation shares.

Alleghany Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Alleghany Corporation stocks (Y.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $677.71 – a decrease of 1.49% over the previous week. Alleghany Corporation employs 10,407 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.1 billion.

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Alleghany Corporation stock price (NYSE:Y)

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Alleghany Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-24.
Latest market close$642.71
52-week range$563.47 - $737.89
50-day moving average $671.52
200-day moving average $671.86
Wall St. target price$800.00
PE ratio 13.5341
Dividend yield N/A (2.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $48.54

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Is it a good time to buy Alleghany Corporation stock?

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Alleghany Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $642.71 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -1.49%
1 month (2021-12-28) -3.25%
3 months (2021-10-28) -3.34%
6 months (2021-07-28) -1.41%
1 year (2021-01-28) 11.06%
2 years (2020-01-28) -19.60%
3 years (2019-01-28) 4.25%
5 years (2017-01-27) 5.21%

Is Alleghany Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 14x. In other words, Alleghany Corporation shares trade at around 14x 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.

Alleghany Corporation's EBITDA

Alleghany Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alleghany Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alleghany Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.33%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.15%
Return on equity TTM 8.34%
Profit margin 6.1%
Book value $644.37
Market capitalisation $9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alleghany Corporation'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 Alleghany Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Alleghany Corporation's total ESG risk score

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.).

Alleghany Corporation's environmental score

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.

Alleghany Corporation's social score

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.

Alleghany Corporation's governance score

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.

Alleghany Corporation's controversy score

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.

Alleghany Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Alleghany Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Alleghany Corporation's shares ever split?

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.

Alleghany Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alleghany Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $563.47 up to $737.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Y.US volatility(beta: 0.69)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 Alleghany Corporation's is 0.6898. This would suggest that Alleghany Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alleghany Corporation overview

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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