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How to buy American Financial Group (AFG) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in American Financial Group stocks.
American Financial Group is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. American Financial Group stocks (AFG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $120 – a decrease of 2.44% over the previous week. American Financial Group employs 7,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.5 billion.
How to buy shares in American Financial Group
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AFG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in American Financial Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted American Financial Group shares?
- American Financial Group shares summary
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- Is American Financial Group stock a buy or sell?
- American Financial Group performance over time
- Is American Financial Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are American Financial Group shares over-valued?
- American Financial Group's financials
- How volatile are American Financial Group shares?
- Does American Financial Group pay a dividend?
- Have American Financial Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
American Financial Group stock price (NYSE:AFG)Use our graph to track the performance of AFG stocks over time.
American Financial Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$127.39|
|52-week range||$64.15 - $142.87|
|50-day moving average||$137.26|
|200-day moving average||$131.68|
|Wall St. target price||$163.00|
|Dividend yield||$2 (1.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$27.06|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy American Financial Group stock?
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American Financial Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-19)||-2.44%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-5.92%|
|3 months (2021-10-26)||-6.54%|
|6 months (2021-07-26)||0.63%|
|1 year (2021-01-26)||51.58%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||15.30%|
|3 years (2019-01-25)||34.45%|
|5 years (2017-01-26)||45.22%|
Is American Financial Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing American Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Financial Group's P/E ratio
American Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, American Financial Group shares trade at around 16x 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.
American Financial Group's PEG ratio
American Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.78. 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 American Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Financial Group's EBITDA
American Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Financial Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
American Financial Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.34%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||2449.05%|
|Market capitalisation||$11 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
American Financial Group'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 American Financial Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
American Financial Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and American Financial Group's overall score of 34 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like American Financial Group 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.).
American Financial Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.2/100
American Financial Group's environmental score of 9.2 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Financial Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
American Financial Group's social score
Social score: 14.87/100
American Financial Group's social score of 14.87 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that American Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
American Financial Group's governance score
Governance score: 22.43/100
American Financial Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that American Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
American Financial Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. American Financial Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that American Financial Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
American Financial Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 67.36% of net profits
Recently American Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 67.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.
American Financial Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
American Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 25 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have American Financial Group's shares ever split?
American Financial Group's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 December 2006. 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 American Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted American Financial Group's share price.
American Financial Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, American Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.1515 up to $142.8687. 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 American Financial Group's is 0.962. This would suggest that American Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
American Financial Group overview
American Financial Group, Inc. , an insurance holding company, provides specialty property and casualty insurance products in the United States. It offers property and transportation insurance products, such as physical damage and liability coverage for buses and trucks, inland and ocean marine, agricultural-related products, and other commercial property coverages; specialty casualty insurance, including primarily excess and surplus, executive and professional liability, general liability, umbrella and excess liability, and specialty coverage in targeted markets, as well as customized programs for small to mid-sized businesses and workers' compensation insurance; and specialty financial insurance products comprising risk management insurance programs for lending and leasing institutions, fidelity and surety products, and trade credit insurance. The company sells its property and casualty insurance products through independent insurance agents and brokers. In addition, the company engages in the commercial real estate operations in Cincinnati, Whitefield, New Hampshire, Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Palm Beach. American Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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