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Dominating the Market Today: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., (AJG)

Friday February 24th 2017: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Insurance Brokers in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG  has a market cap of 10.27 B. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG performance year to date is 9.45%. Today Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG has gained 0.69%, with a current price of 57.26.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 63.80%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 8.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.59. While Total debt/equity is 0.8. With a profit margin of 7.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.10%, and operating margin of 8.20%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG has seen a EPS growth of 12.80%. A performance for the year of 15.66%. The 52-week high is -3.13%, and the 52-week low is 21.42%. The average volume for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG is 103360.

With a target price of 61.36, can Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., AJG. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a P/E of 23.99 and a forward P/E of 16.84. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.16. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.8 and 2.78 respectively. For P/cash, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a value of 18.21, while it is 40.54 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 57.26, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a dividend yield of 2.74%. We see a return on equity of 11.60%.

Looking more long-term Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.11%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.01% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.80% for this year and for the last five years a 12.60% growth has been seen.

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