How to buy Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co (AJG) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares.
Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG) is a leading insurance brokers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$245.35 after a previous close of US$244.79. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD238.72 to a high of USD246.22. The latest price was USD242.49 (25 minute delay). Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AJG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$244.79, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
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- Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co stock a buy or sell?
- Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co performance over time
- Is Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares over-valued?
- Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's financials
- How volatile are Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares?
- Does Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co pay a dividend?
- Have Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co stock price (NYSE:AJG)Use our graph to track the performance of AJG stocks over time.
Have Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's shares ever split?
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 January 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares which in turn could have impacted Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's share price.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$173.1669 - US$253.4299|
|50-day moving average||US$237.848|
|200-day moving average||US$216.3301|
|Dividend yield||US$2.16 (0.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$5.2|
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-29)||-1.03%|
|1 month (2023-11-06)||-0.20%|
|3 months (2023-09-06)||6.48%|
|6 months (2023-06-06)||18.09%|
|1 year (2022-12-06)||23.73%|
|2 years (2021-12-07)||42.91%|
|3 years (2020-12-07)||109.04%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||225.40%|
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Is it a good time to buy Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co stock?
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Is Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co under- or over-valued?
Valuing Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's P/E ratio
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's PEG ratio
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.09. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's EBITDA
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.6 billion (£2.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$173.1669 up to US$253.4299. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's is 0.691. This would suggest that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co financials
|Revenue TTM||US$9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.5%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.92%|
|Market capitalisation||US$53.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 26.38% of net profits
Recently Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 26.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $2.16 per share.
While Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's overall score of 29.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 41st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.14/100
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's environmental score of 5.14 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's social score
Social score: 15.17/100
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's social score of 15.17 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's governance score
Governance score: 18.23/100
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.54|
|Total ESG percentile||41.04|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Arthur J Gallagher-and-Co overview
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance brokerage, consulting, and third-party property/casualty claims settlement and administration services to businesses and organizations worldwide. It operates in Brokerage and Risk Management segments. The Brokerage segment offers retail and wholesale insurance and reinsurance brokerage services; assists retail brokers and other non-affiliated brokers in the placement of specialized and hard-to-place insurance; and acts as a brokerage wholesaler, managing general agent, and managing general underwriter for distributing specialized insurance coverages to underwriting enterprises. This segment also performs activities, including marketing, underwriting, issuing policies, collecting premiums, appointing and supervising other agents, paying claims, and negotiating reinsurance; and offers services in the areas of insurance and reinsurance placement, risk of loss management, and management of employer sponsored benefit programs. The Risk Management segment provides contract claim settlement and administration services; and claims management, loss control consulting, and insurance property appraisal services. The company offers its services through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. It serves commercial, industrial, public, religious, and not-for-profit entities, as well as underwriting enterprises. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
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