It’s been a crucial week for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG); here’s what analysts have to say.

April 20, 2018 - By reb123z

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 23 investors sold Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares while 166 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.59 million shares or 1.84% more from 143.95 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Segall Bryant Hamill Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Atwood And Palmer accumulated 500 shares. Natl Registered Invest Advisor stated it has 0.42% in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Lawson Kroeker Investment Mngmt Ne stated it has 2.82% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd Co reported 13,794 shares. 849,200 were reported by Old Republic International. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). 157,200 were reported by Chevy Chase Tru Holdg. Paloma Ptnrs Mgmt Communication has 53,647 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. New York-based Hutchin Hill L P has invested 0.2% in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Alley Ltd has 1.81% invested in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) for 83,494 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp holds 37,973 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Somerset Tru holds 8,663 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap has invested 0.11% in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG). Cetera Advsr Limited Liability Com has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG).

Since November 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $4.47 million activity. The insider GALLAGHER THOMAS JOSEPH sold $802,700. HAND ELBERT O sold $98,163 worth of stock or 1,466 shares. Pietrucha Susan E sold $103,143 worth of stock. 11,670 shares were sold by DURKIN JAMES W JR, worth $815,733 on Monday, January 29. 261 shares valued at $18,395 were sold by HOWELL DOUGLAS K on Tuesday, February 27. On Friday, November 3 the insider Bay Walter D. sold $105,220.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Arthur J Gallagher & Co has $82 highest and $60.0 lowest target. $73.13’s average target is 4.32% above currents $70.1 stock price. Arthur J Gallagher & Co had 15 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, December 8. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold” on Thursday, March 15. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $69 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, January 26. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 8. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, February 20 report. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. Below is a list of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $72 New Target: $71 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $69 New Target: $72 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $71.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy Upgrade
20/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $70 New Target: $82 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $67 New Target: $69 Maintain
26/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $75.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $77.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $74.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.40% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $70.1. About 870,197 shares traded. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) has risen 19.44% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.89% the S&P500.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance brokerage and risk management services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.76 billion. The Company’s Brokerage segment consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations. It has a 27.6 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s retail brokerage activities negotiate and place property/casualty, employer-provided health and welfare insurance, and healthcare exchange and retirement solutions primarily for middle-market commercial, industrial, public entity, religious, and not-for-profit entities.

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