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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG): Commentary On Fundamentals

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG), it is a dependable dividend payer with a a strong track record of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Arthur J. Gallagher here.

Established dividend payer with proven track record

Over the past year, AJG has grown its earnings by 32%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did AJG outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Insurance industry expansion, which generated a 6.6% earnings growth. This is an notable feat for the company.

NYSE:AJG Income Statement, May 31st 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that AJG is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.0%. AJG has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:AJG Historical Dividend Yield, May 31st 2019

Next Steps:

For Arthur J. Gallagher, I've compiled three essential factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for AJG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for AJG’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are AJG’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of AJG? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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