Media coverage about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9266971321674 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) opened at $38.70 on Thursday. Aspen Insurance has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $57.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.18 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.
Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($5.07) by $0.29. Aspen Insurance had a negative return on equity of 5.68% and a negative net margin of 6.00%. The company had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $626.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.97 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Aspen Insurance will post -3.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on AHL. Zacks Investment Research cut Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Buckingham Research increased their target price on Aspen Insurance from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. UBS Group reduced their target price on Aspen Insurance from $45.00 to $43.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Barclays dropped their price target on Aspen Insurance from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Aspen Insurance currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.75.
In related news, CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.62, for a total transaction of $49,944.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 39,321 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.
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About Aspen Insurance
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance on a global basis. It manages its business as two business segments: Aspen Insurance and Aspen Reinsurance (Aspen Re). The reinsurance segment consists of property catastrophe reinsurance (including the business written through Aspen Capital Markets), other property reinsurance (risk excess, pro rata and facultative), casualty reinsurance (U.S.
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