American Financial Group Inc. (AFG): Let’s take a bird-eye on it

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American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -5.15% or -$3.19 shares. The trading starts at $60.68 and closed at $61.92 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $58.40 and day high was $61.00 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 0.85 million while its average volume is 821.81K. In other hand, the AFG market cap reached to $5.42B. While, its current target price is $58.73 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -7.26% and down -7.74% for month. Its quarterly performance was -17.29% below, while its half year performance is down -46.26%. AFG yearly performance stood at negative -41.53% and fall -46.44% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for American Financial Group Inc. is 3.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. AFG EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.90. EPS for this year is 68.50%, while for the next year its value is 8.42. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.12 while its EPS Q/Q reached -191.90%. It has an EPS of 14.70% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 6.50%.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Victory Capital Management Inc. are the top three holders in American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 8.79 million shares which valued 616.23 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 7.83 million shares which valued at 548.51 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Victory Capital Management Inc. has a total of 3.46 million shares which valued at 242.59 million. In the end, Victory Capital Management Inc. have 3.85% shares outstanding of American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.70% and institutional holding shifted to 65.70%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.90. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 2 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.7, while 2.12 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for AFG published in the report was 0.11-1.3 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 2.12 which is higher than 1.88 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for AFG fall -35.22% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -7.04% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -9.05%. The moving average value for American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) is 83.85 and 62.59 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in AFG stock. On Jun 12, Ambrecht Kenneth C, Director, bought 1,290 trading shares at the cost of $61.22, which valued at 78970.0. On Jun 04, JACOBS TERRY S, Director, sold 868 shares at the cost of $64.83, with total shares of 5,000. On May 29, Ambrecht Kenneth C, Director, bought 2,000 shares at the cost of 60.00. After this transaction, Ambrecht Kenneth C total shares reached to 41,338 which valued at 0.12 million.