American International Group (NYSE:AIG) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about American International Group (NYSE:AIG) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American International Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.0951712558224 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank raised shares of American International Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $58.00 to $59.00 in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Bank of America lowered their price target on shares of American International Group from $71.00 to $69.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American International Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American International Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American International Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $67.41.

American International Group (NYSE AIG) opened at $60.97 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 0.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. American International Group has a 12 month low of $57.85 and a 12 month high of $67.45. The company has a market cap of $54,809.53, a P/E ratio of -24.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.18.

American International Group (NYSE:AIG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The insurance provider reported ($1.22) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($2.45). American International Group had a positive return on equity of 3.43% and a negative net margin of 5.07%. The company had revenue of $12.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.05 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that American International Group will post 2.66 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th were paid a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.10%. American International Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently -51.00%.

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About American International Group

American International Group, Inc is a global insurance company. The Company provides a range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products and other financial services to commercial and individual customers. Its segments include Commercial Insurance, Consumer Insurance, Other Operations and Legacy Portfolio.

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