Media headlines about Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.0132839276577 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Is It Time To Buy Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL)? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why Aspen Insurance Holdings (AHL) Could Be Positioned for a Slump (finance.yahoo.com)
- Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. : AHL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 14th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 13, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Martingale Asset Management LP Cuts Holdings in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) (fishinghd.com)
- Principal Financial Group Inc. Increases Position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. (AHL) (techkenyot.com)
AHL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet lowered Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC decreased their price objective 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. Zacks Investment Research raised Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price objective (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.40.
Shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) opened at 41.50 on Friday. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $57.80. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $45.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $50.06. The firm has a market cap of $2.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.97 and a beta of 0.73.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.54). Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 7.66%. The business had revenue of $562.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $639.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $2.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.31%. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s dividend payout ratio is presently 39.67%.
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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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