Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) had its target price cut by UBS AG from $52.00 to $45.00 in a research report released on Tuesday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have a neutral rating on the insurance provider’s stock.

A number of other analysts have also commented on AHL. BidaskClub raised Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Barclays PLC cut their price target on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $54.00 to $49.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. TheStreet lowered Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a b rating to a c rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Buckingham Research started coverage on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They set a buy rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $51.00.

Shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) opened at 41.50 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $45.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.73. The company has a market capitalization of $2.48 billion, a PE ratio of 16.97 and a beta of 0.73. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.54). Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a net margin of 7.66% and a return on equity of 3.84%. The business had revenue of $562.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $639.57 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.40 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $0.21 earnings per share for the current year.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s payout ratio is 39.67%.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in AHL. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 3.5% during the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 7,347 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $381,000 after purchasing an additional 246 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.7% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 99,200 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,163,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 10.0% during the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 52,189 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,716,000 after acquiring an additional 4,734 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during the first quarter worth about $297,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 8.7% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 140,779 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $7,328,000 after acquiring an additional 11,304 shares during the last quarter. 91.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

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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