Allianz SE (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) Short Interest Update

Allianz SE (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 46,600 shares, a growth of 291.6% from the December 15th total of 11,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 342,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days.

OTCMKTS:ALIZY opened at $25.97 on Friday. Allianz has a 1 year low of $21.36 and a 1 year high of $26.85. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $23.39 and its 200 day simple moving average is $23.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $106.08 billion, a PE ratio of 10.43 and a beta of 1.25.

Allianz (OTCMKTS:ALIZY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 10th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Allianz had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 10.71%. The business had revenue of $33.56 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts anticipate that Allianz will post 2.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on ALIZY shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Allianz from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 18th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised their price target on shares of Allianz from €240.00 ($272.73) to €250.00 ($284.09) in a report on Friday, January 7th. Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Allianz from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 1st. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Allianz in a report on Thursday, October 14th. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Allianz in a research note on Friday, October 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Allianz currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $138.00.

About Allianz

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 to private and corporate customers.

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