Let's talk about the popular Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The company's shares saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Aon’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Aon?
According to my valuation model, Aon seems to be fairly priced at around 11% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Aon today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $199.53, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. In addition to this, Aon has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.
What does the future of Aon look like?
Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Aon’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? AON’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on AON, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Aon. You can find everything you need to know about Aon in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Aon, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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