Alleghany Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides Alleghany Corporation buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Alleghany positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Alleghany Corporation available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Alleghany buy-and-hold prospective. See also Alleghany Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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Alleghany Corporation -- USA Stock  

USD 564.48  2.48  0.44%

Taking into account the 30 trading days horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Alleghany Corporation is 'Strong Hold'.
For the selected time horizon Alleghany Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of (0.006677), jensen alpha of (0.37), total risk alpha of (0.49), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of (0.023414)
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 95.14 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.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return-0.06Value At Risk-3.4749
Potential Upside3.3525Standard Deviation1.6493
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares1.4 M817.2 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares1.3 M752.6 M
Boston PartnersCommon Shares697.3 K414.8 M
First Eagle Investment Management LlcCommon Shares654.9 K389.6 M
Franklin Resources IncCommon Shares649.3 K386.2 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares575.5 K342.3 M
Wellington Management Group LlpCommon Shares473.1 K281.4 M

Alleghany Greeks

Alpha over DOW
βBeta against DOW= 3.07 
Overall volatility
= 1.71 
 IrInformation ratio =(0.10) 

Alleghany Volatility Alert

Alleghany Corporation exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.08 and kurtosis of 2.69. However, we advise investors to further study Alleghany Corporation technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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FundamentalsAlleghanyPeer Average
Return On Equity5.82 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset1.90 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin7.74 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin11.90 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation8.64 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding15.42 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders3.99 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions84.42 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted95.14 K3.24 M
Price to Earning18.18 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.03 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.41 times17.81 times
Revenue6.16 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.56 B21.75 B
EBITDA888.24 M1.41 B
Net Income476.33 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents1.34 B3.89 B
Cash per Share87.19 times5.17 times
Total Debt1.49 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity17.40 times0.72 times
Current Ratio1.47 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share547.06 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations675.19 M1.25 B
Short Ratio2.15 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share30.87 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth17.70 times1.22 times
Number of Employees3.13 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization8.65 B29.78 B
Total Asset22.84 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings5.01 B38.24 B
Z Score3.0708.73
Strong Hold


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Financial Leverage

   Acquisition or disposition of Alleghany securities by Jefferson Kirby [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance(0.006677)
Market Risk Adjusted Performance(0.013414)
Mean Deviation0.9578
Coefficient Of Variation(2,668)
Standard Deviation1.65
Information Ratio(0.10)
Jensen Alpha(0.37)
Total Risk Alpha(0.49)
Treynor Ratio(0.023414)
Maximum Drawdown4.55
Value At Risk(3.47)
Potential Upside3.35

Current Valuation

Alleghany Current Valuation Analysis
Alleghany Corporation is rated fifth in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Insurance - General industry is at this time estimated at about 85.88 Billion. Alleghany retains roughly 8.64 Billion in current valuation claiming about 10% of equities under Insurance - General industry.