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American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) Trading Volume Significantly Lower

Trading volume for American Financial Group, Inc. was 762 in the last trading session. Short interest fell from 1,247,582 to 957,939 over that period. Bridgeway Capital Management owns 49,400 shares. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of American Financial Group by 22.8% during the second quarter. Point72 Asset Management, L.p. owns 100,600 shares valued at $9,997,000. It improved, as 28 investors sold American Financial Group Inc shares while 90 reduced holdings. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new stake in shares of American Financial Group during the second quarter worth $18,032,000.

The 14-day ADX for American Financial Group Inc (AFGH) is now 26.40.

American Financial Group has increased its dividend payment by an average of 12.7% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend every year for the last 11 years. (NYSE:AFG) is expected to pay $0.35 on Oct 25, 2017. Parametrica Management has invested 0.25% in American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG).

Investors may be looking to compare the current stock price of American Financial Group Inc (AFGH) to some of its moving averages.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 11.90 and the market value is 9.29B.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. American Financial Group had a net margin of 11.89% and a return on equity of 11.66%. The business had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.12 billion. Analysts expect next quarter's EPS to be $1.83 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $6.83. The business's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter past year. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $8.87 and is estimated to be $6.19 for the current year with 88,022,000 shares now outstanding.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. Based on American Financial Group, Inc.'s current price of $105.57, the dividend is 0.33 %. Presently, Yowie Group Ltd (YOW.AX) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -72.09. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Also, insider Michelle A. Gillis sold 2,051 shares of American Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.88, for a total value of $215,108.88.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on AFG.

08/12/2016 - American Financial Group, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Sandler O'Neill. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) for 146 shares. American Financial Group now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $92.00.

03/20/2015 - American Financial Group, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Traders may use these levels to help identify stock price reversals. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its position in American Financial Group by 2.9% in the first quarter. "(AFG) Position Cut by Macquarie Group Ltd." was originally posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and global copyright laws.

Checking in on the numbers for American Financial Group Inc (AFGH), we can see that the company has a Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R of -76.67. The Company, through Great American Insurance Group, focuses on commercial products for businesses, and is engaged in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets.



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