Press coverage about Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest 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 media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.469611271438 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) opened at 41.05 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $2.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.78 and a beta of 0.70. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $41.99 and its 200-day moving average price is $48.28. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a one year low of $35.05 and a one year high of $57.80.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.54). The firm had revenue of $562.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $639.57 million. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 7.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.40 EPS. Analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price target (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. TheStreet downgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their price target on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $54.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.25.
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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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