$0.95 EPS Expected for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

April 25, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 23 investors sold Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares while 166 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.59 million shares or 1.84% more from 143.95 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Rfg Advisory Gru Limited Liability Corp reported 0.16% in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). 695 were accumulated by Meeder Asset Management. Great Lakes Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). 135,250 were reported by Amer Natl Insurance Company Tx. North Star Invest Mgmt has invested 0.27% in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Coldstream Capital has 4,193 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Cleararc Capital stated it has 4,609 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 9,540 were accumulated by Glenmede Tru Company Na. Guardian Life Insur Of America stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Paloma Ptnrs Management owns 53,647 shares. First Interstate Bancorp reported 20 shares stake. Korea Investment owns 0.01% invested in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) for 30,352 shares. Alpine Woods Investors Llc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Griffin Asset holds 0.9% or 80,000 shares in its portfolio. C M Bidwell And stated it has 12 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since November 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $4.47 million activity. The insider DURKIN JAMES W JR sold $815,733. On Friday, November 3 Bay Walter D. sold $105,220 worth of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) or 1,500 shares. 1,466 shares valued at $98,163 were sold by HAND ELBERT O on Tuesday, February 13. Cavaness Joel D had sold 10,600 shares worth $768,500 on Friday, March 9. 600 shares were sold by English Frank E. Jr., worth $38,226. Pietrucha Susan E had sold 1,500 shares worth $103,143.

Analysts expect Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) to report $0.95 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.55 EPS change or 137.50 % from last quarter’s $0.4 EPS. AJG’s profit would be $172.94M giving it 18.31 P/E if the $0.95 EPS is correct. After having $0.82 EPS previously, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s analysts see 15.85 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.01% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $69.56. About 703,575 shares traded. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) has risen 19.44% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.89% the S&P500.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Arthur J Gallagher & Co has $82 highest and $60.0 lowest target. $73.13’s average target is 5.13% above currents $69.56 stock price. Arthur J Gallagher & Co had 15 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Citigroup. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, December 8. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 8 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, March 27. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 20 by Barclays Capital.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage and risk management services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.66 billion. The Company’s Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. It has a 27.39 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s retail brokerage activities negotiate and place property/casualty, employer-provided health and welfare insurance, and healthcare exchange and retirement solutions primarily for middle-market commercial, industrial, public entity, religious, and not-for-profit entities.

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