American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A holding company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged primarily in property & casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, & in the sale of fixed & variable annuities & various forms of supplemental insurance products.

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Top AFG Bull/Bear Pitches

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Wingaersheek (85.04)
Submitted February 10, 2014

American Financial Group is not the "sexy, high flying company" that a lot of people like to write about, and that's what makes it great. AFG is a company with a low volatility (Beta of 0.85) that pays a dividend and will provide steady returns.… More

GBIGD (< 20)
Submitted October 30, 2008

MY MODEL TELLS ME TO MAKE THIS PICK

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Member Avatar FVelociraptor (99.91) Submitted: 8/4/2016 9:44:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $69.27 AFG Score: +33.75

http://velociraptor.cc

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Member Avatar Wingaersheek (85.04) Submitted: 2/10/2014 6:18:24 PM : Outperform Start Price: $49.16 AFG Score: +71.63

American Financial Group is not the "sexy, high flying company" that a lot of people like to write about, and that's what makes it great. AFG is a company with a low volatility (Beta of 0.85) that pays a dividend and will provide steady returns. Currently, the company is trading well below industry average in all P/E, price to book, and price to free cash flow (the biggest indicator of those for me). AFG also has lower levels of debt, with a debt to equity of 0.2X and boasts a profit margin just under 50%. Despite being a steady company, there is room for dividend growth. The current dividend yield is 1.6% but the payout ratio is only 35%, indicating there is room to grow dividends within revenue.

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Member Avatar tex41 (61.09) Submitted: 11/28/2012 8:10:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $33.41 AFG Score: +134.24

undervalued

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Score Leader

peaksanddips

peaksanddips (96.61) Score: +537.87

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Top
Pick
Member Name Member
Rating
Start
Date
Call Time
Frame
Start
Price
Stock
Gain
Index
Gain
Score Commentary
peaksanddips 96.61 10/13/2008 Outperform NS $12.89 +716.87% +179.00% +537.87 0 Comment
lnveligati 58.54 4/24/2009 Outperform 3W $13.52 +678.85% +201.76% +477.09 0 Comment
NeoNon 96.85 11/28/2008 Outperform 3Y $15.61 +574.48% +197.39% +377.08 0 Comment
cangape < 20 11/10/2008 Outperform 3Y $16.97 +520.70% +176.97% +343.73 0 Comment
Greatloof < 20 5/22/2009 Outperform 5Y $16.81 +526.33% +190.18% +336.15 0 Comment
CINCYSTOCKS 85.58 3/13/2008 Outperform 3Y $19.45 +441.37% +105.22% +336.15 1 Comment
alphadawgcapital 21.62 10/25/2007 Outperform NS $20.87 +404.65% +78.43% +326.22 0 Comment
hillmannw 76.51 10/26/2007 Outperform 5Y $21.07 +399.86% +76.28% +323.58 0 Comment
brothersbear 70.81 12/18/2008 Outperform NS $17.42 +504.71% +188.38% +316.33 0 Comment
CAPTAINGD < 20 10/14/2008 Outperform NS $18.70 +463.01% +151.73% +311.28 0 Comment

Wall Street

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Player Name Player
Rating
Start
Date
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Frame
Start
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Stock
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S&P
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Score End Date Commentary
TrackSOP 52.28 12/6/2012 Outperform NS $33.99 +209.86% +81.73% +128.13 0 Comment
TrackJanney 83.00 10/1/2012 Outperform NS $32.36 +225.45% +77.77% +147.68 0 Comment
TrackCreditSuiss 91.81 9/4/2007 Outperform NS $22.42 +369.75% +83.41% +286.33 0 Comment