Aspen Insurance (AHL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9266971321674 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE AHL) opened at $40.30 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,411.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.65 and a beta of 0.74. Aspen Insurance has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $57.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.71.

Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($5.07) by $0.29. The company had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $626.56 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative return on equity of 31.67% and a negative net margin of 34.93%. Aspen Insurance’s revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Aspen Insurance will post -3.2 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on AHL shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. UBS Group lowered their target price on Aspen Insurance from $52.00 to $45.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Barclays lowered their target price on Aspen Insurance from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine downgraded Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Buckingham Research increased their target price on Aspen Insurance from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Aspen Insurance presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $46.75.

In related news, CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.62, for a total value of $49,944.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 39,321 shares in the company, valued at $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 1.34% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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