Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 10.39 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is 57.14 (with a change from open of -0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 61.36. Volume today has so far reached 8151, with an average volume of about 905.23. The GAP for this stock, is -0.36%.
The P/E ratio is 24.28, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.04. The current EPS for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., is 2.37, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 12.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.78%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 12.01% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.11%. Quarter over quarter is 17.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 21.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 84.90%. Shares outstanding is 180.55, while shares float is at a value of 177.5. Float short for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is 1.66% and the short ratio is 3.25.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.8. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 29.10% and their operating margin is 8.20%. The profit margin is 7.40%.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has seen returns on assets of 3.70%, and on investment, 8.60%. Return on equity is 11.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.18. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.81 and Price/cash is 18.43, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 41.03.
The simple moving averages are -0.68% and 5.74% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.33% and the 52 week low is 21.17%.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a dividend yield of 2.71%, with a current price of 57.14. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 63.80%. This is in an industry, Insurance Brokers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is based in USA.
Performance in the Insurance Brokers industry means that Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has seen performance for the past week of 0.70%, with performance for the month coming to -0.98%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.17%, and for the half year the performance is 18.02%. Volatility for this week is 1.25% and for the month this is 1.17%.
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