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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (AJG) is a leading insurance brokers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$139.82 after a previous close of US$139.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD139.44 to a high of USD141.24. The latest price was USD140.21 (25 minute delay). Arthur JGallagher-and-Co is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Arthur JGallagher-and-Co

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Arthur JGallagher-and-Co. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AJG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Arthur JGallagher-and-Co reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$144.87, 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 JGallagher-and-Co, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Arthur JGallagher-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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share price

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Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$139.82
HighUS$141.24
LowUS$139.44
CloseUS$140.21
Previous closeUS$139.66
Change US$0.55
Change % 0.3938%
Volume 1,173,660
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$92.4453 - US$153.5258
50-day moving average US$145.4983
200-day moving average US$128.7816
Target priceUS$153.4
PE ratio 30.5996
Dividend yield US$1.83 (1.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.3343

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Arthur JGallagher-and-Co price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $140.21

1 week (2021-06-16) -1.12%
1 month (2021-05-21) -3.24%
3 months (2021-03-23) 14.41%
6 months (2020-12-23) 13.95%
1 year (2020-06-23) 43.78%
2 years (2019-06-21) 62.02%
3 years (2018-06-22) 110.08%
5 years (2016-06-23) 194.81%

Is Arthur JGallagher-and-Co under- or over-valued?

Valuing Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's P/E ratio

Arthur JGallagher-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 31x. In other words, Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares trade at around 31x 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 JGallagher-and-Co's PEG ratio

Arthur JGallagher-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 JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co's EBITDA

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co financials

Revenue TTM US$7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.95%
Gross profit TTM US$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.51%
Return on equity TTM 1453.33%
Profit margin 12.07%
Book value 34.362
Market capitalisation US$29.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares

There are currently 2.0 million Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares held short by investors – that's known as Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% down from 2.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares can be evaluated.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.

However Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares, or, against the total number of tradable Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Arthur JGallagher-and-Co.

Find out more about how you can short Arthur JGallagher-and-Co stock.

Arthur JGallagher-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 JGallagher-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 JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co's overall score of 29.54 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.14/100

Arthur JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's social score

Social score: 15.17/100

Arthur JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's governance score

Governance score: 18.23/100

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Arthur JGallagher-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 JGallagher-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 JGallagher-and-Co scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.54
Total ESG percentile 41.04
Environmental score 5.14
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.17
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 18.23
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share dividends

38%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.8% of net profits

Recently Arthur JGallagher-and-Co has paid out, on average, around 37.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shareholders could enjoy a 1.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's case, that would currently equate to about $1.83 per share.

While Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's most recent dividend payout was on 17 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares ever split?

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 January 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Arthur JGallagher-and-Co shares which in turn could have impacted Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's share price.

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$92.4453 up to US$153.5258. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AJG.US volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's is 0.7054. This would suggest that Arthur JGallagher-and-Co's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Arthur JGallagher-and-Co overview

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage, consulting, and third party claims settlement and administration services in the United States, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, India, and the United Kingdom. Its Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. It offers brokerage and consulting services to businesses and organizations, including commercial, not-for-profit, and public entities, as well as individuals in the areas of insurance placement, risk of loss management, and management of employer sponsored benefit programs. This segment also assist retail brokers and other non-affiliated brokers in the placement of specialized and hard-to-place insurance; acts as a brokerage wholesaler, and managing general agent or managing general underwriter distributing specialized insurance coverage's for underwriting enterprises; and performs activities, including marketing, underwriting, issuing policies, collecting premiums, appointing and supervising other agents, paying claims, and negotiating reinsurance. The company's Risk Management segment provides contract claim settlement and administration services for enterprises and public entities; and claims management, loss control consulting, and insurance property appraisal services. The company offers its services through a network of correspondent insurance brokers and consultants. It serves commercial, industrial, public entity, religious, and not-for-profit entities. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

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