American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) Stock Guide

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Looking to buy or sell American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL)? Interested in getting the full scoop on AEL, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this AEL stock guide, we'll address key questions about AEL, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are AEL earnings?
2. When is AEL earnings date?
3. What is AEL dividend?
4. What is AEL dividend yield?
5. What is AEL stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. AEL buy or sell? What is AEL Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy AEL? Why should I buy AEL stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell AEL? Why should I sell AEL stock?
9. What are AEL key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are AEL earnings?

AEL trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $5.58.

2. When is AEL earnings date?

AEL earnings date is August 03, 2020.

3. What is AEL dividend?

AEL forward dividend is $0.30.

4. What is AEL dividend yield?

AEL forward dividend yield is 1.79%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is AEL stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on AEL analyst price targets, AEL stock forecast is $24.67 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for AEL stock is $24.67. The prediction is based on 10 analyst estimates.

The low price target for AEL is $18.00, while the high price target is $40.00.

AEL analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

6. AEL buy or sell? What is AEL Finny Score?

Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell AEL, resulting in Finny Score of 67.

7. What are the reasons to buy AEL? Why should I buy AEL stock?

Here are the reasons to buy AEL stock:

  • AEL forward dividend yield is 1.79%, higher than the industry (1.24%) and sector (1.09%) forward dividend yields. See AEL forward dividend chart.
  • AEL average analyst price target ($24.67) is above its current price ($19.92). See AEL price target chart.
  • AEL cash to debt ratio is 2.41, higher than the average industry (0.20) and sector (0.18) cash to debt ratio. See AEL cash to debt chart.
  • AEL Enterprise Value/EBITDA multiple is 1.35, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratios. See AEL Enterprise Value/EBITDA chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell AEL? Why should I sell AEL stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell AEL stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • AEL short share of float is 4.23%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See AEL short share of float chart.
  • AEL short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.76. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See AEL short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

9. What are AEL key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for AEL:

Metrics AEL
Price $21.88
Average Price Target / Upside $24.67 / 12.75%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 1.79%
Industry Insurance - Life
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 554
Market Cap $1.63B
Forward P/E Ratio 3.72
Price/Book Ratio 0.76
Revenue (TTM) $2.15B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth N/A
Profit Margin 24.20%

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