News headlines about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1534194517699 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on AHL. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Barclays reduced their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS Group reduced their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Aspen Insurance presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.75.
Shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE AHL) opened at $41.10 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.70. Aspen Insurance has a 1-year low of $34.80 and a 1-year high of $55.25. The stock has a market cap of $2,440.00, a PE ratio of -8.03 and a beta of 0.58.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. Aspen Insurance’s dividend payout ratio is currently -18.75%.
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About Aspen Insurance
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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