Shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $52.00.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on AHL shares. TheStreet downgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC cut their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $54.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $52.00 target price (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th.

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Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE AHL) traded down 3.22% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $45.05. 578,116 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 12-month low of $44.05 and a 12-month high of $57.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion, a PE ratio of 18.42 and a beta of 0.72. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $49.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $51.47.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.54. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 7.66%. The business had revenue of $562 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $639.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $3.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s dividend payout ratio is presently 39.67%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during the second quarter worth $354,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.8% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 17,951 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $895,000 after buying an additional 313 shares in the last quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during the second quarter worth $201,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company bought a new position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during the second quarter worth $4,390,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its position in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 45.6% in the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 26,664 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,329,000 after buying an additional 8,351 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.92% of the company’s stock.

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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