American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Sep 23, '17

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about AEL stock:

  • Is AEL a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold AEL stock today?
  • Is AEL a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are AEL analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are AEL stock buy reasons/signals:

1. AEL quarterly revenue growth was 48.90%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (6.92% and 6.74%, respectively).

2. AEL forward P/E ratio is 9.65, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

3. AEL Price/Book ratio is 0.87, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios.

4. AEL Price/Sales ratio is 0.77, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios.

5. AEL PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.98, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios.

6. AEL average analyst rating is Buy.

Here are AEL stock sell reasons/signals:

1. AEL stock price ($28.38) is close to the 52-week high ($28.42). Perhaps now is a good time to sell?

2. AEL profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -10.72pp.

3. AEL short share of float is 3.47%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

4. AEL short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.8. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on AEL?

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