Martin Bride Sells 51,918 Shares of Beazley PLC (BEZ) Stock

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) insider Martin Bride sold 51,918 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 536 ($7.41), for a total value of £278,280.48 ($384,471.51).

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) opened at GBX 538 ($7.43) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,800.00 and a PE ratio of 1,681.25. Beazley PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 418.20 ($5.78) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 568.50 ($7.85).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of GBX 7.40 ($0.10) per share. This is a positive change from Beazley’s previous dividend of $3.70. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.35%.

BEZ has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 320 ($4.42) price target on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Beazley in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 372.50 ($5.15).

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About Beazley

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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