Evaluating the datas for: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

(NYSE:AJG) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Institutional investors own 81.08% of the company's stock.

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Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of AJG. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.87% EPS growth. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.77 earnings per share. Ferguson Wellman Capital Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.25% in Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG). The value of the total investment in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co increased from $68,211,000 to $71,270,000 a change of 4.5% since the last quarter. The Q1 2018 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$0.49 per share. Finally, Doyle Wealth Management bought a new stake in shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.in the third quarter worth about $203,000.

In other Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. news, CFO Douglas K. Howell sold 9,967 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a 52-week low of $48.97 and a 52-week high of $64.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08. The stock has a market cap of $11,650.00, a PE ratio of 22.10, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.22.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co and its subsidiaries are engaged in providing insurance brokerage and consulting services, and third-party claims settlement and administration services to both domestic and global entities.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. had a net margin of 6.88% and a return on equity of 12.86%. The value of the investment in (AJG) went from $20,759,000 to $19,721,000 a change of 5.0% since the last quarter. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 12.12% or $0.08 from last year's $0.66 per share. The company had revenue of $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.60 billion. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.77 earnings per share.

In other Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. news, CAO Richard C. Cary sold 8,230 shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. The median estimate represents a 2.44% increase from the last price. Seven Eight Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. during the second quarter valued at $114,000. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.98, for a total transaction of $597,820.66. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 47,767 shares in the company, valued at $2,865,064.66. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank E. Jr. The weekly volatility is at 1.20% while the monthly volatility rests at 1.18%. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock.

When it comes to earning per share the company is at 12.80% for the year with a projected 10.30% earning per share for the next year. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,661 shares of the company's stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 146 shares during the period. Insiders own 1.60% of the company's stock.

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The stock of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) hit a new 52-week high and has $67.06 target or 4.00% above today's $64.48 share price. Barclays Capital maintained Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) on Monday, October 16 with "Overweight" rating. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. from $56.00 to $57.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 11th. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 1. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ's holdings in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. were worth $1,007,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. August 18 investment analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods left the stock rating at "Buy" targeting a price of $62.00.

On September 17 Wells Fargo & Company held the stock rating at "Buy" with a current price target of $66.00.

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