News headlines about Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 61 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AHL shares. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) opened at 50.15 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $50.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $53.42. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 52-week low of $43.27 and a 52-week high of $57.80. The company has a market capitalization of $3.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.09 and a beta of 0.72.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.21. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.97% and a net margin of 6.91%. The business had revenue of $581.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $686.46 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.29 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $3.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. This is a positive change from Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s payout ratio is 42.86%.
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Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited 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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