Alleghany Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

Y -- USA Stock  

USD 627.62  8.29  1.34%

Taking into account the 30 trading days horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Alleghany Corporation is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Alleghany buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Y positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Alleghany available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Y buy-and-hold prospective. See also Alleghany Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Current Valuation

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Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Alleghany Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0685, jensen alpha of 0.1394, total risk alpha of 0.2206, sortino ratio of 0.1395 and treynor ratio of 0.1621
Macroaxis provides buy, hold, or sell suggestion on Alleghany to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Alleghany Corporation. Our buy, hold, or sell recommendation engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Alleghany is not overpriced, please confirm all Alleghany fundamentals including its Cash and Equivalents, Cash Flow from Operations and the relationship between Gross Profit and Debt to Equity . Given that Alleghany has Number of Shares Shorted of 153.41 K, we suggest you validate Alleghany Corporation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Alleghany Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.10Value At Risk1.71
Potential Upside2.55Standard Deviation1.98
 Return Density 

Alleghany Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.58
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.09

Alleghany Volatility Alert

Alleghany Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of 2.2 and kurtosis of 6.55. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Alleghany Corporation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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Alleghany Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAlleghanyPeer Average
Return On Equity10.77 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset2.98 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin12.34 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin16.75 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation9.71 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding14.84 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders4.15 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions84.96 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted153.41 K3.24 M
Price to Earning31.45 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.12 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.27 times17.81 times
Revenue7.33 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.15 B21.75 B
EBITDA1.35 B1.41 B
Net Income904.89 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents1.34 B3.89 B
Cash per Share90.15 times5.17 times
Total Debt1.58 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity18.10 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio1.68 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share560.49 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations343.47 M1.25 B
Short Ratio2.86 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share19.93 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth2.68 times1.22 times
Number of Employees4.4 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization9.3 B29.78 B
Total Asset22.84 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings5.01 B38.24 B
Z Score3.0708.73
   Discretionary transaction by Weston Hicks of 249 shares of Alleghany subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Alleghany Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 85.0% of the company outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
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Alleghany Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price675.00
Target Mean Price675.00
Recommendation Mean2.00
Target High Price675.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions1
Target Low Price675.00
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