How have American Financial Group Inc. (AFG)’s performance and profitability changed over the time?

American Financial Group Inc. [AFG] stock prices are up 3.50% to $120.02 at the moment. An important factor to consider is whether the stock is rising or falling in short-term value. The AFG shares have lost -3.48% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -8.72%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 1, February 2023, American Financial Group, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Declares Special Dividend. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Net earnings per share of $3.24 in the fourth quarter; full year net earnings per share of $10.53.

From an analyst’s perspective:

American Financial Group Inc. [NYSE: AFG] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on January 20, 2023, when BMO Capital Markets initiated its Market Perform rating and assigned the stock a price target of $155. Previously, Morgan Stanley started tracking the stock with Equal-Weight rating on July 15, 2022, and set its price target to $147. On August 17, 2021, Wolfe Research initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned a price target of $145 on the stock. Credit Suisse started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and suggested a price target of $95 on September 30, 2020. Raymond James upgraded its rating to a Mkt Perform. Raymond James downgraded its rating to Underperform for this stock on April 17, 2020. In a note dated June 13, 2019, Buckingham Research upgraded an Buy rating on this stock but restated the target price of $120.

The stock price of American Financial Group Inc. [AFG] has been fluctuating between $113.85 and $144.56 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $168.00 within the next 12 months. American Financial Group Inc. [NYSE: AFG] shares were valued at $120.02 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 39.98% based on the average AFG price forecast.

Analyzing the AFG fundamentals

The most recent quarter, American Financial Group Inc. [NYSE:AFG] reported sales of 1.91 billion, representing a surge of 9.90%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 116.07 points at the first support level, and at 112.12 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 122.46, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 124.91.

American Financial Group Inc. [AFG] reported earnings per share of $2.99 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 12/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $2.85/share, meaning a difference of $0.14 and a surprise factor of 4.90%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 9/29/2022 were $2.24 per share as compared to estimates of $2.1 per share, a difference of $0.14 representing a surprise of 6.70%.

Ratios To Look Out For

Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.73, the price to book ratio is 2.89 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 11.40.

Transactions by insiders

The next item on our agenda is insider trading, which has seen 1 insider purchases totaling 5,417 shares and 3 insider sales totaling 42,539 shares over the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved Hertzman Brian S., Sr. VP, CFO, that happened on Mar 02 when 1080.0 shares were sold. President of Subsidiary, BERDING JOHN B completed a deal on Feb 10 to sell 5417.0 shares. Meanwhile, President of Subsidiary BERDING JOHN B sold 4000.0 shares on Nov 08.