NYSE:AEL - American Equity Investment Life Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $33.78
  • Forecasted Upside: 6.15 %
  • Number of Analysts: 8
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for AEL

Analyst Price Target is $33.78
▲ +6.15% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 8 analysts offering 12 month price targets for American Equity Investment Life in the last 3 months. The average price target is $33.78, with a high forecast of $36.00 and a low forecast of $29.00. The average price target represents a 6.15% upside from the last price of $31.82.

This chart shows the closing price for AEL for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 8 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in American Equity Investment Life. This rating has held steady since February 2020, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 3 hold ratings
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  • 4 hold ratings
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  • 2 hold ratings
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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/21/2021Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon RussellBoost Price TargetNeutral$33.00 ➝ $34.00High
5/7/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$31.00 ➝ $30.00Low
4/6/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Outperform$33.00 ➝ $36.00Medium
4/1/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$29.00 ➝ $31.00Medium
3/31/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$21.00 ➝ $33.00Medium
3/3/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutralHigh
2/25/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$30.00 ➝ $29.00Low
2/19/2021TruistBoost Price Target$30.00 ➝ $36.00Low
1/28/2021Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$30.00High
1/15/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$35.00N/A
1/13/2021B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
1/7/2021B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $36.00N/A
12/15/2020Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$35.00High
11/20/2020Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $29.00Low
11/4/2020Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price Target$36.00 ➝ $31.00Low
10/9/2020B. RileyBoost Price Target$23.00 ➝ $30.00Low
10/9/2020CitigroupBoost Price Target$25.00 ➝ $31.00Low
10/7/2020Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetNeutral$25.00 ➝ $33.00Low
10/1/2020Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$36.00High
8/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$25.00 ➝ $26.00Medium
8/19/2020Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
8/4/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$25.00High
7/9/2020B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral$19.00 ➝ $23.00High
7/2/2020Piper SandlerDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$27.00 ➝ $25.00Medium
5/8/2020SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$40.00 ➝ $30.00High
4/21/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$23.00 ➝ $19.00High
4/17/2020Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform$36.00 ➝ $29.00Medium
4/3/2020Piper SandlerLower Price TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
3/23/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$25.00 ➝ $23.00High
3/20/2020Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$32.00 ➝ $18.00High
3/11/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetNeutral$32.00 ➝ $25.00High
3/10/2020Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$30.00 ➝ $25.00High
2/27/2020Piper SandlerLower Price TargetNeutral$36.00 ➝ $30.00High
2/18/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 ➝ $36.00Low
2/14/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 ➝ $40.00Low
10/15/2019B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutralMedium
9/13/2019CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$30.00 ➝ $27.00High
6/14/2019Raymond JamesLower Price TargetOutperform$38.00 ➝ $32.00Low
5/2/2019UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$29.00 ➝ $30.00Low
4/30/2019Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldHigh
8/8/2018Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$38.00Medium
7/13/2018Sandler O'NeillReiterated RatingBuy$41.00Medium
5/4/2018UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ NeutralHigh
3/2/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageSell$30.00High
2/9/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingBuy$38.00Low
12/8/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$35.00Low
12/6/2017B. RileyBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$26.00 ➝ $30.00Low
11/15/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingHold$26.00N/A
11/8/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 ➝ $32.00N/A
11/6/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutralN/A
10/18/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$29.00N/A
10/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$30.00N/A
8/16/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$28.00Low
8/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$28.00 ➝ $30.00Low
6/7/2017(FBRC)DowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$30.00 ➝ $26.00High
5/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$28.00Low
4/26/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$26.00Medium
2/13/2017(FBRC)Boost Price TargetOutperform$25.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
1/26/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$25.00N/A
1/9/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$24.00N/A
1/3/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$20.00 ➝ $24.00N/A
1/3/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$24.00N/A
11/28/2016(FBRC)Boost Price TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $25.00N/A
11/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$20.00N/A
11/4/2016Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$18.00N/A
10/7/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00N/A
7/7/2016CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
7/6/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuyN/A
(Data available from 6/21/2016 forward)
American Equity Investment Life logo
American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States. The company issues fixed index and rate annuities; and single premium immediate annuities. It markets its products through independent agents, including independent marketing organizations, broker/dealers, banks, and registered investment advisors. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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Today's Range

Now: $31.82
Low: $31.09
High: $31.93

50 Day Range

MA: $31.37
Low: $29.21
High: $33.12

52 Week Range

Now: $31.82
Low: $19.06
High: $34.25


17,401 shs

Average Volume

670,930 shs

Market Capitalization

$3.04 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of American Equity Investment Life?

The following sell-side analysts have issued reports on American Equity Investment Life in the last twelve months: B. Riley, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, TheStreet, Truist, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for American Equity Investment Life?

8 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for American Equity Investment Life in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $33.75, suggesting a possible upside of 10.3%. Royal Bank of Canada has the highest price target set, predicting AEL will reach $36.00 in the next twelve months. Piper Sandler has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $29.00 for American Equity Investment Life in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for American Equity Investment Life?

American Equity Investment Life currently has 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe AEL will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of American Equity Investment Life.
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How do I contact American Equity Investment Life's investor relations team?

American Equity Investment Life's physical mailing address is 6000 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines IA, 50266. The financial services provider's listed phone number is 515-221-0002 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for American Equity Investment Life is www.american-equity.com.