An overall feel about American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) stock in the current moment?

As of close of business last night, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s stock clocked out at $39.39, down -0.35% from its previous closing price of $39.53. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.14 from its previous closing price. On the day, 258155 shares were traded. AEL stock price reached its highest trading level at $39.82 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $39.04.

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To gain a deeper understanding of AEL’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 1.83 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 0.71. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.27 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.27.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Evercore ISI on August 15, 2022, Downgraded its rating to In-line and sets its target price to $44 from $42 previously.

On July 22, 2022, Credit Suisse Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Outperform and also lowered its target price recommendation from $43 to $38.

Keefe Bruyette Downgraded its Outperform to Mkt Perform on July 13, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $43 to $41.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Aug 09 when Lorenzen Jeffrey D sold 25,000 shares for $40.00 per share. The transaction valued at 1,000,078 led to the insider holds 36,439 shares of the business.

Neugent Gerard D. sold 4,237 shares of AEL for $147,607 on May 16. The Director now owns 51,003 shares after completing the transaction at $34.84 per share. On Apr 12, another insider, Grensteiner Ronald James, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 9,188 shares for $38.31 each. As a result, the insider received 352,023 and left with 89,039 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, American’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 2.88, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.74. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.12. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.77 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.08.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, AEL has reached a high of $44.49, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $28.05. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 38.78, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 38.36.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that AEL traded 589.46K shares on average per day over the past three months and 492.51k shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 87.71M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 84.19M. Shares short for AEL as of Oct 13, 2022 were 2.34M with a Short Ratio of 1.27M, compared to 2.45M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.67% and a Short% of Float of 4.97%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.32, AEL has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.34. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.81%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.82%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.00. The current Payout Ratio is 2.50% for AEL, which recently paid a dividend on Dec 12, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Nov 25, 2021. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 29, 2000 when the company split stock in a 3:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

As of right now, 10 analysts gave their recommendation on the stock of the company. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.82 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.92 and a low estimate of $0.72, while EPS last year was $0.85. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.05, with high estimates of $1.21 and low estimates of $0.92.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.95 and $3.53 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.74. EPS for the following year is $5.19, with 9 analysts recommending between $5.5 and $5.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 6 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AEL’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $2.36B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $2B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $2.27B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $2.04B, up 11.60% from the average estimate. Based on 6 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $2.44B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $2.56B and the low estimate is $2.31B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 7.20% from the average revenue estimate for this year.