American Century Companies Inc. lessened its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) by 26.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 401,480 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 141,904 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.68% of Aspen Insurance worth $18,006,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in shares of Aspen Insurance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $174,000. First Interstate Bank bought a new stake in shares of Aspen Insurance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $217,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB bought a new stake in shares of Aspen Insurance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $223,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its holdings in shares of Aspen Insurance by 229.7% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 6,163 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $250,000 after acquiring an additional 4,294 shares during the period. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Aspen Insurance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $261,000. 96.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Aspen Insurance opened at $42.90 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion, a P/E ratio of -6.51 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a one year low of $43.00 and a one year high of $43.20.

Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $533.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $553.00 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 13.72% and a negative return on equity of 11.81%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. research analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post 3.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th. Aspen Insurance’s payout ratio is -14.57%.

AHL has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. UBS dropped their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.67.

Aspen Insurance Company Profile

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL)

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