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Morning Stock Stories: Aon plc, (AON)

Friday February 24th 2017: Aon plc, AON is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Insurance Brokers in the sector of Financial. Based in United Kingdom, Aon plc, AON  has a market cap of 35.18 B. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, Aon plc, AON performance year to date is 20.74%. Today Aon plc, AON has gained 0.60%, with a current price of 135.47.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.60%. Return of assets are at 5.20%, with return on investment at 14.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Aon plc, AON is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1. While Total debt/equity is 1.11. With a profit margin of 12.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 16.10%. Aon plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Aon plc, AON has seen a EPS growth of 5.80%. A performance for the year of 21.80%. The 52-week high is -1.31%, and the 52-week low is 28.59%. The average volume for Aon plc, AON is 193749.

With a target price of 134.71, can Aon plc, AON reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Aon plc, AON. Aon plc has a P/E of 27.15 and a forward P/E of 16.78. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.18. Aon plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.14 and 6.2 respectively. For P/cash, Aon plc has a value of 55.58, while it is 22.2 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 135.47, Aon plc has a dividend yield of 1.07%. We see a return on equity of 24.80%.

Looking more long-term Aon plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.43%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 22.89% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 5.80% for this year and for the last five years a 12.50% growth has been seen.

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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