Beazley (BEZ) Given New GBX 380 Price Target at Peel Hunt

Beazley (LON:BEZ) had its target price increased by Peel Hunt from GBX 320 ($4.49) to GBX 380 ($5.34) in a report published on Friday morning. They currently have a reduce rating on the stock.

BEZ has been the topic of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Berenberg Bank began coverage on Beazley in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a hold rating on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 388.75 ($5.46).

Shares of Beazley (LON BEZ) opened at GBX 533.50 ($7.49) on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,780.00 and a P/E ratio of 1,667.19. Beazley has a 12 month low of GBX 397.10 ($5.58) and a 12 month high of GBX 564 ($7.92).

In related news, insider David Roberts acquired 41,300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 486 ($6.82) per share, with a total value of £200,718 ($281,867.72).

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Beazley Company Profile

Beazley plc is a holding company for the Beazley group, which is engaged in the specialist risk insurance and reinsurance business. The Company’s segments include Life, accident & health, which underwrites life, health, personal accident, sports and income protection risks; Marine, which underwrites a range of marine classes, including hull, satellite, aviation and war risks; Political risks & contingency, which underwrites terrorism, political violence, expropriation and credit risks, as well as contingency and risks associated with contract frustration; Property, which underwrites commercial, homeowner’s, and construction and engineering property insurance; Reinsurance, which specializes in writing property catastrophe, casualty clash, aggregate excess of loss and pro-rata business, and Specialty lines, which underwrites professional liability, management liability and environmental liability, including architects and engineers, healthcare, technology and business services.

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