Allstate (ALL) Receives a Hold from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo analyst Elyse Greenspan maintained a Hold rating on Allstate (ALL) today and set a price target of $94. The company’s shares opened today at $93.

Greenspan noted:

“We are raising our Q1 catastrophe load to $500 million (from $440 million) to include just around $200 million of losses for March. EPS estimate falls to $2.84 from $2.98 and our 2019 EPS estimate is now $9.65 from $9.80. Our 2020 EPS estimate and price target are unchanged. We do not expect much movement in the ALL shares in response to the cat loss announcement.”

According to, Greenspan is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.7% and a 60.7% success rate. Greenspan covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as American International Group, Marsh & Mclennan Companies, and AXA Equitable Holdings Inc.

Allstate has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $103.20.

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Based on Allstate’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $9.34 billion and GAAP net loss of $269 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $9.56 billion and had a net profit of $1.25 billion.

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The Allstate Corp. engages in the property and casualty insurance business and the sale of life and accident and health insurance products through its subsidiaries. It operates through following business segments: Allstate Protection, Service Businesses, Allstate Life, Allstate Benefits, Allstate Annuities, Discontinued Lines and Coverages, and Corporate and Other. The Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto and homeowners insurance through agencies and directly through call centers and the internet. These products are marketed under the Allstate, Encompass, and Esurance brand names. The Service Businesses segment offers a range of products and services that expand and enhance customer value propositions including SquareTrade, Arity, Allstate Roadside, and Allstate Dealer Services. The Allstate Life segment provides traditional, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance products through Allstate exclusive agencies and exclusive financial specialists. The Allstate Benefits segment offers voluntary benefits products, including life, accident, critical illness, short-term disability and other health products sold through workplace enrolling independent agents and Allstate exclusive agencies. The Allstate Annuities segment consists of deferred fixed annuities and immediate fixed annuities. The Discontinued Lines and Coverages segment includes results from property and casualty insurance coverage that primarily relates to policies written during the 1960s through the mid-1980s. The Corporate and Other segment comprises of the company’s activities and certain non-insurance operations. The company was founded on April 17, 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, IL.