Zacks Investment Research Lowers Allianz (OTCMKTS:AZSEY) to Sell

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Allianz (OTCMKTS:AZSEY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Allianz AG’s principal activities are carried out through four divisions: Life/Health: Provides any of life and heath insurances; Property/Casualty: Provides property and casualty insurance, travel insurance and credit insurance; Banking: Provides a range of banking services, including lending, deposit taking, investment banking; Asset Management: Asset Management for third party investor and Asset under Management which cover the owners investments. “

Separately, Citigroup upgraded shares of Neste Oyj from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, June 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Allianz currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $26.00.

Shares of OTCMKTS:AZSEY opened at $24.10 on Friday. Allianz has a twelve month low of $19.21 and a twelve month high of $24.57. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $23.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The firm has a market cap of $102.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.81 and a beta of 0.92.

Allianz (OTCMKTS:AZSEY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th. The financial services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.03. Allianz had a net margin of 5.59% and a return on equity of 11.58%. The company had revenue of $31.59 billion for the quarter. On average, research analysts anticipate that Allianz will post 2.22 EPS for the current year.

Allianz Company Profile

Allianz SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides property-casualty insurance, life/health insurance, and asset management products and services worldwide. The company's Property-Casualty segment offers various insurance products, including motor liability and own damage, accident, general liability, fire and property, legal expense, credit, and travel insurance products to private and corporate customers.

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