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Aon plc (NYSE: AON) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Aon plc (NYSE: AON), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 29298.41. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Aon plc is 110.22 (with a change from open of 0.24%), this in conjunction with a target price of 112.2. Volume today has so far reached 163272, with an average volume of about 936.1. The GAP for this stock, is 0.51%.

The P/E ratio is 20.63, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.24. The current EPS for Aon plc, is 5.3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 19.79%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Aon plc, EPS is looking like it will grow 10.60% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.46%. Quarter over quarter is 62.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 14.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 6.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 91.10%. Shares outstanding is 267.81, while shares float is at a value of 263. Float short for Aon plc is 0.96% and the short ratio is 2.71.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.11, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.15. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 17.10%. The profit margin is 12.70%.

Aon plc has seen returns on assets of 5.40%, and on investment, 13.20%. Return on equity is 25.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.18. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.53, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.33 and Price/cash is 42.52, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.02.

The simple moving averages are 0.20% and 8.59% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.03% and the 52 week low is 32.76%.

Aon plc has a dividend yield of 1.21%, with a current price of 110.22. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 23.00%. This is in an industry, Insurance Brokers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Aon plc is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Insurance Brokers industry means that Aon plc has seen performance for the past week of 0.43%, with performance for the month coming to -0.06%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.68%, and for the half year the performance is 20.24%. Volatility for this week is 1.52% and for the month this is 1.11%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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