Beazley (BEZ) Given Reduce Rating at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reissued their reduce rating on shares of Beazley (LON:BEZ) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 380 ($5.33) price target on the stock.

BEZ has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Beazley in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a hold rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an overweight rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Shore Capital reissued a buy rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Numis Securities raised Beazley to an add rating in a research note on Thursday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 372.50 ($5.22).

Shares of Beazley (BEZ) opened at GBX 550 ($7.71) on Thursday. Beazley has a 52 week low of GBX 418.20 ($5.86) and a 52 week high of GBX 568.50 ($7.97). The firm has a market capitalization of $2,870.00 and a PE ratio of 1,718.75.

In other Beazley news, insider David Roberts purchased 41,300 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 486 ($6.81) per share, with a total value of £200,718 ($281,432.98).

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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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