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American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 2nd, reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.22 per share on Monday, January 27th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.52%.

AFG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Raymond James raised their price target on shares of American Financial Group from $55.00 to $60.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, October 8th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Analysts at Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of American Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, October 8th.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) traded down 1.84% on Thursday, hitting $56.66. 85,804 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Financial Group has a 52 week low of $39.76 and a 52 week high of $58.44. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $56.88 and its 200-day moving average is $53.72. The company has a market cap of $5.063 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.49.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 30th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $949.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $844.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. American Financial Group’s revenue was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

American Financial Group, Inc (NYSE:AFG) is a holding company, which through subsidiaries, is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the individual, bank and education markets.

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