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Stock Valuation Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG)

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) trades as part of the Financial Services sector and is in the Brokers & Exchanges industry. The company CEO is J. Patrick GallagherArthur J. Gallagher & Co is engaged in providing insurance brokerage and consulting services and third-party claims settlement and administration services to both domestic and international entities.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The Brokers & Exchanges company showed a previous change of 0.12% with an open at 68.91 and a close of 69.02. It reached an intraday high of 69.36 and a low of 68.60.

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $12.6b with 182.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 180.3mshares. Trading volume reached 581,691 shares compared to its average volume of 1,006,067shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares returned -1.27% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.16%. Over three months, it changed 5.02%. In one year it has changed 27.61% and within that year its 52-week high was 72.77 and its 52-week low was 54.50AJG stock is 26.64% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 63.86 and a 50 day moving average of 69.29. Currently AJG stock is trading 8.09above its 200 day moving average.

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.54 that ended on December 31, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.17. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.51. The TTM EPS is 4.18, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.51.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018:  1.52
Dec 31, 2017:  0.82
Sep 30, 2017:  0.81
Jun 30, 2017:  1.03

The dividend per share is currently 1.64, which is a dividend yield of 2.38%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 83.40% of institutional ownership.

Short-interest is 1,736,966, which is 0.95% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.59This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.13.

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.28%, return on assets is 3.56%, profit margin is 9.38%, price-to-sales is 2.66 and price-to-book is 3.06.

More News:

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SeekingAlpha:  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
SeekingAlpha:  Arthur J.Gallagher EPS in-line, beats on revenue

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