You might want to take a look at American Financial Group Inc (AFG) now

With 0.65 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.35 million shares. During the session, the Insurance – Property & Casualty company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $121.33 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $117.56. The 52-week range on AFG shows that it touched its highest point at $134.72 and its lowest point at $103.76 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $130.67. With its current market cap of 10.11 billion, AFG has annualized dividend of $5.41 while the current yield stands at 4.48%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.76.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of AFG was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 2.68%, but this was up by 1.25% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 9.97% while six-month performance rose 8.44%. The stock lost -8.95% in the past year, while it has gained 1.46% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for AFG yields 10.06 with Next year EPS estimates of 12.03. For the next quarter, that number is 2.89. This implies an EPS growth rate of 8.96% for this year and 4.52% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 2.62% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 11.42%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 83.60 million AFG shares are outstanding with a float of 76.77 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 0.45 million, which was 0.54% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to CAFG as the firm’s Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows Gr, AG serves as its First Majestic Silver Corp..

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for AFG since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With AFG analysts setting a high price target of $147.00 and a low target of $121.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $130.67. Based on these targets, AFG could surge 21.86% to reach the target high and rise by 0.31% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 8.32% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded AFG stock several times over the past three months with 1 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 1,171 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 26 while that of sell transactions has risen to 12 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 128,180 while 30,398 shares were sold.