Buy This Now For Growth And Dividend Growth – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG)

BAX WILLIAM L, Director, subtracted 1,200 shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) from its portfolio at the rate of $85.11 per share valuing $102,132 on Jun 04. The insider left behind 40,570 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) was $91.38. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $91.73, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $92.07. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $90.75 and a 2nd Support Level at $90.11. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) stock has lost -$0.02, or -0.02%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $3.93, or 4.49%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $11.71, or 14.70%. This year-to-date, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) shares have gained $17.68, or 23.99%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 185,252 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $16,831,996K. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) generates $6,934 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $633,500 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 34.01%, a 3-Year Total Return of 86.41%, and a 5-year Total Return of 96.77%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 17.14%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.430 per share on 06/06/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.89%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.72.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) reported earnings of $1.63 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.61 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 1.51% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.53 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.52 per share, which was a 2.63% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.62 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.65 and the low estimate was $0.56. In the year-ago quarter, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) generated per-share earnings of $0.62.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 19 purchases (37,734 shares in total) and 15 sale (27,554 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 35 insider buys amounting to 165,084 shares and 36 insider sales amounting to 165,791 shares. In the past full year, 44 insider purchases were made (involving 219,299 shares) and 48 insider sell-offs equivalent to 227,748 shares.

Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 80.25, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 44.52, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 22.10. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 68.71 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 38.12.