Media headlines about American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6089242567577 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on shares of American Financial Group in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $103.00 target price for the company.

American Financial Group (AFG) traded up $0.19 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $108.86. 361,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 352,429. American Financial Group has a one year low of $85.57 and a one year high of $109.32. The firm has a market cap of $9,580.00, a PE ratio of 13.97, a PEG ratio of 2.94 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.19 and a quick ratio of 0.19.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The insurance provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.21. American Financial Group had a net margin of 10.22% and a return on equity of 10.90%. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $979.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.51 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that American Financial Group will post 6.05 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO S Craig Lindner sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.21, for a total value of $5,310,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Virginia Drosos sold 1,438 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.21, for a total transaction of $149,853.98. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,034 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $837,223.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 201,438 shares of company stock valued at $21,166,854 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 13.70% of the company’s stock.

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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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