Media stories about Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 83 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $581.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.46 million. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 5.05% and a net margin of 7.36%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.29 earnings per share.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 12th will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 10th. This is a boost from Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s payout ratio is 34.38%.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th.
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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