Aspen Insurance (AHL) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.15
News coverage about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive 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 assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1443102822258 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Buckingham Research increased their price target on shares of Aspen Insurance from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. UBS Group reduced their price target on shares of Aspen Insurance from $45.00 to $43.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of Aspen Insurance from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aspen Insurance presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.75.
Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) opened at $38.70 on Friday. Aspen Insurance has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $57.80. The stock has a market cap of $2,300.00, 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 announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($5.07) by $0.29. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 6.00% and a negative return on equity of 5.68%. 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 company posted $0.97 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance will post -3.2 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.62, for a total value of $49,944.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 39,321 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate 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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