American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) :Price Target At $21


As per American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) statement on 2015-11-20, it will disburse $0.22 per share as payout. The record date is 2015-11-30, the payout date as 2015-12-14 and the ex-dividend date is 2015-11-25.

In FY2015 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) disbursed dividend of $0.22. A year ago, it was $0.22, showing a difference of 10%. The mean dividend, as seen by record of previous 5 years, is $0.22, implying growth of 17.0805% .

For the period ended on 2015-12-31, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL)’s earnings came at $0.6 per share paralleled to per-share earnings of $0.56 a year ago. The firm can come up with financial report for quarter ending 2016-09-30 on or around 2016-11-02. The EPS estimate is $0.58. Investors assess stock movement based on the earnings performance.

The interim price target for American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) is set at $21, a consensus price view of 3 calls.

Consensus forecasts of quarterly figures are issued for current quarter, the consequent quarter and similarly for virtually eight quarters. At times, forecasts are available following the first few months. Forecasts are also set for the next and current fiscal.

A mean forecast for this fiscal is revealed once actual report for the gone year is posted. As actual numbers are announced, analysts update earnings forecasts within the year or quarter they are envisaging.

Even the refined investor groups such as pension fund depend comprehensively on consensus forecasts. Many investors do not have adequate resources to analyze performance of publicly-listed firms. As a result, it becomes convenient for the retail as well institutional investors to keep tabs on the company’s performance they are interested for making investment.

The best price estimate for American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) is seen at $23 and the lowest level estimate is $18. This range results in a standard deviation of $2.645 in reported estimates. Investors can go for investing in the stock when it is close to consensus price.

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