Aspen Insurance (AHL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1443102822258 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

AHL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Buckingham Research upped their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. UBS Group decreased their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $45.00 to $43.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Aspen Insurance presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.75.

Shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) opened at $38.70 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.71. The stock has a market cap of $2,300.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.18 and a beta of 0.74. Aspen Insurance has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($5.07) by $0.29. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 6.00% and a negative return on equity of 5.68%. The business had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $626.56 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.97 EPS. Aspen Insurance’s quarterly revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Aspen Insurance will post -3.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Aspen Insurance news, CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.34% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Aspen Insurance 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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