News stories about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6315919722267 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE AHL) traded up $0.45 on Monday, reaching $41.55. 496,077 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 422,520. Aspen Insurance has a 52 week low of $35.05 and a 52 week high of $57.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.71.
Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($5.07) by $0.29. The company had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $626.56 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 34.93% and a negative return on equity of 31.67%. Aspen Insurance’s revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.97 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Aspen Insurance will post -3.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. UBS cut their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $45.00 to $43.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Buckingham Research lifted their price objective 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Barclays cut their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.75.
In other Aspen Insurance news, CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 39,321 shares in the company, valued at $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.34% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Aspen Insurance Company Profile
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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