American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) CEO S Craig Lindner sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.27, for a total value of $2,606,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

S Craig Lindner also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, June 2nd, S Craig Lindner sold 23,525 shares of American Financial Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.01, for a total value of $2,352,735.25.
  • On Monday, May 22nd, S Craig Lindner sold 11,178 shares of American Financial Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.30, for a total value of $1,098,797.40.
  • On Tuesday, May 9th, S Craig Lindner sold 26,475 shares of American Financial Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.46, for a total value of $2,633,203.50.

American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) traded up 0.21% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $104.87. 454,168 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $9.19 billion, a PE ratio of 11.82 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a 50-day moving average of $100.56 and a 200-day moving average of $96.20. American Financial Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $72.14 and a 12 month high of $105.13.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.31. American Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.75% and a net margin of 11.89%. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.12 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.28 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that American Financial Group, Inc. will post $6.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 25th. Investors of record on Friday, July 14th were issued a dividend of $0.3125 per share. This represents a $1.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 12th. American Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 14.06%.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in American Financial Group by 1.6% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 24,934 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,379,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. increased its stake in American Financial Group by 31.7% in the first quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. now owns 10,052 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $959,000 after buying an additional 2,417 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in American Financial Group by 66.9% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 3,760 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $359,000 after buying an additional 1,507 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in American Financial Group by 17.9% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 104,148 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $9,941,000 after buying an additional 15,811 shares during the period. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA increased its stake in American Financial Group by 5.2% in the first quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 217,481 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $20,752,000 after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. 62.33% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on AFG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised American Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, May 8th. BidaskClub lowered American Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. American Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $93.67.

American Financial Group Company Profile

American Financial Group, Inc (AFG) is a holding company engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance businesses. The Company, through Great American Insurance Group, focuses on commercial products for businesses, and is engaged in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets.

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