Media headlines about XL Capital Partners (NYSE:XL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. XL Capital Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9200226168004 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
XL Capital Partners traded up $0.36, reaching $55.94, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,862,336 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,944,585. The stock has a market cap of $14.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -27.83, a PEG ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.48. XL Capital Partners has a fifty-two week low of $33.77 and a fifty-two week high of $56.39. The company has a current ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.
XL Capital Partners (NYSE:XL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by ($0.15). The business had revenue of $2.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.87 billion. XL Capital Partners had a negative net margin of 4.92% and a negative return on equity of 3.75%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. research analysts expect that XL Capital Partners will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.57%. XL Capital Partners’s payout ratio is -43.78%.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of XL Capital Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of XL Capital Partners from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of XL Capital Partners in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of XL Capital Partners in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of XL Capital Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. XL Capital Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.38.
XL Capital Partners Company Profile
XL Group Ltd, through its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance and reinsurance company worldwide. The company's Insurance segment offers primary and excess casualty, environmental liability, professional liability, property, excess and surplus lines, U.S. program/facilities, and construction business products.
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