Dividend Growth of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG)

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.72% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.52. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.38. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.34% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.52. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 25, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.39. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.56. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 2.79%. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.55 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.67. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG) is at the rate of 2.71% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) rose 1.16% or 0.65 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $55.82 the stock was seen hitting $56.49 as a peak level and $55.78 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $56.47. The daily volume was measured at 640,511 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $56.49 and the 52-week low is $38.68. The company has a market cap of $10,087 million. Shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. rose by 3.22% in the last five trading days and 6.69% for the last 4 weeks. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is up 11.4% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 8.68%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.7% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 83.11% of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -19.77%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 14, 2017, Joel D Cavaness (Vice President) sold 9,730 shares at 55.59 per share price.On Feb 3, 2017, Susan E Pietrucha (Chief Human Resources Officer) sold 8,434 shares at 53.92 per share price.On Feb 3, 2017, Walter D. Bay (General Counsel) sold 6,600 shares at 54.04 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Arthur J Gallagher & Co was Downgraded by Citigroup to Neutral on Dec 1, 2016.

Arthur J Gallagher & Co Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 26, 2017. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.66. The company had revenue of $1385.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1408.07 million. The companys revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 EPS.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries are engaged in providing insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefit and other related services to clients in the United States and abroad. The companys principal activity is the negotiation and placement of insurance for its clients. The company also specializes in furnishing risk management services.

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