Analysts’ Recommendation in Spotlight – American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG)

Losses for health care companies and banks left stocks lower, although a late push for technology and industrial companies assisted the market avoid a steeper decline, the AP reports.

The Dow Jones industrial average managed a tiny gain, thanks to a rise in Boeing, erasing an earlier loss of 393 points. AIG slumped 5% and prescription drug distributor Cardinal Health plunged 21%.

Tesla fell 5% after reporting a big loss. Shareholders were puzzled when CEO Elon Musk mocked questions from analysts during the company’s conference call.

After market closed, the S&P 500 index slid 5.94 points, or 0.23%, to 2,629.73. The Dow edged up 5.17 points, or 0.02%, to 23,930.15. The Nasdaq fell 12.75 points, or 0.18%, to 7,088.15. (Source: Newser)

Stock in the Spotlight: American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG)

American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) shares exhibited a change of -5.29% during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $51.94. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $67.57 within the next 52-weeks.

Volume – A Tool to Project Future Performance:

Price isn’t the only tool analysts use to project future performance. Volume patterns can also disclose some important insights. If, for instance, a stock’s volumes suddenly increase by a noteworthy amount, it’s usually a sign that the level of conviction behind the trade is high. Shareholders may feel very strongly about the future direction of the stock in question. The stock exchanged hands with 23,094,705 shares as compared to average trading capacity of 7.22M shares, yielding a market cap of $47.15B.

Risk Factors under Consideration:

When predicting the future performance for a stock, it’s also important to take into account risk. To do this, analysts often use a stock’s beta, which measures the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market.

American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) has a beta of 1.25, contrast to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock’s price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 2.37% and 1.61% over the past month. Another important technical analysis volatility indicator is Average True Range (ATR), originally developed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. for commodities.  The indicator does not provide an indication of price trend, simply the degree of price volatility. The average true range is an N-day smoothed moving average (SMMA) of the true range values. Wilder recommended a 14-period smoothing. Therefore, ATR (14) value for AIG stock is 1.25.

Is the Stock Overbought or Oversold?

On the other hand, Relative Strength Index (RSI 14), a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements, for this individual stock stands at 31.27. This indicator is developed by J. Welles Wilder. Traditionally, and according to Wilder, RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.

Stock’s Valuation in Spotlight:

For trailing twelve months, American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG)’s price to sales ratio stands at 0.95. Its price to book ratio for the most recent quarter is 0.72, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 19.96. The stock has PEG ratio of 2.55 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 104.51.

Analysts’ Recommendation in Limelight:

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.30. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

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