Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by stock analysts at Sandler O’Neill in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on AON. Barclays PLC raised their price target on shares of Aon PLC from $115.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $138.00 price objective (up from $130.00) on shares of Aon PLC in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Aon PLC from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aon PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of Aon PLC from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.55.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) traded down 1.12% during trading on Monday, hitting $144.54. The stock had a trading volume of 752,746 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $36.76 billion, a PE ratio of 21.11 and a beta of 1.04. Aon PLC has a 1-year low of $107.50 and a 1-year high of $152.78. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $147.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $135.87.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.01. Aon PLC had a net margin of 16.78% and a return on equity of 32.71%. The company had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.29 EPS. Aon PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Aon PLC will post $6.50 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, CEO Michael J. O’connor sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total transaction of $1,450,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 123,805 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,951,725. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Aon PLC by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,812,319 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,368,149,000 after purchasing an additional 415,363 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Aon PLC by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,663,729 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,082,493,000 after purchasing an additional 100,762 shares in the last quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD grew its position in shares of Aon PLC by 4.5% during the 3rd quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 7,001,377 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,022,901,000 after purchasing an additional 301,300 shares in the last quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Aon PLC by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 5,131,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $682,188,000 after purchasing an additional 122,803 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of Aon PLC by 1,108.1% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,180,268 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $422,814,000 after purchasing an additional 2,917,018 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.52% of the company’s stock.

About Aon PLC

Aon plc (Aon) is a global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, delivering distinctive client value via risk management and workforce productivity solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Risk Solutions and Human Resource (HR) Solutions.

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