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Is Aon plc(NYSE: AON), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Aon plc (NYSE: AON) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Aon plc is in the Insurance Brokers industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Aon plc, is 1085.78, and so far today it has a volume of 284610. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 19.83%.

To help you determine whether Aon plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.64 and forward P/E is 15.24. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Aon plc has a value for PEG of 2.18. P/S ratio is 2.51 and the P/B ratio is 5.33. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 42.29 and 18.92 respectively.

At the current price Aon plc is trading at, 108.52 (-0.83% today), Aon plc has a dividend yield of 1.21%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.3, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.96% after growing 4.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 62.40%, and -1.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 266.3, and the number of shares float is 263.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 89.80%. The float short is 0.91%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.40%, and also a return on investment of 13.20%.

The ability for Aon plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 1.11 and total debt/equity is 1.15. In terms of margins, Aon plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 17.10%, and Aon plc has a profit margin of 12.70%.

The 52 week high is -2.47%, with 30.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.10% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.75%.

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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