Chubb (CB) Given Media Impact Score of 0.15

News articles about Chubb (NYSE:CB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chubb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4895990261176 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Chubb (NYSE CB) traded down $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $147.00. The company had a trading volume of 1,511,243 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,000,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.29 and a quick ratio of 0.30. Chubb has a 12-month low of $133.82 and a 12-month high of $157.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $68,240.00, a P/E ratio of 17.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.95.

Chubb (NYSE:CB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $3.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.86. Chubb had a return on equity of 7.52% and a net margin of 11.87%. The firm had revenue of $7.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.64 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.72 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Chubb will post 10.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Chubb announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, December 21st that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on CB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Chubb from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $169.00 price target on Chubb and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Chubb in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $167.00 price target for the company. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $156.00 price target on shares of Chubb in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $170.00 price target on shares of Chubb in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Chubb presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $163.92.

In related news, insider Timothy Alan Boroughs sold 18,611 shares of Chubb stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.22, for a total transaction of $2,814,355.42. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 201,165 shares in the company, valued at $30,420,171.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Evan G. Greenberg sold 95,761 shares of Chubb stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.56, for a total value of $13,938,971.16. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,367,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $199,013,853.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

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Chubb Company Profile

Chubb Limited is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services to clients around the world. Its segments include North America Commercial property and casualty (P&C) Insurance, North America Personal P&C Insurance, North America Agricultural Insurance, Overseas General Insurance, Global Reinsurance and Life Insurance.

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