Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)‘s stock had its “reduce” rating restated by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a GBX 370 ($4.78) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 17.96% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd downgraded shares of Beazley PLC to an “add” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Beazley PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 386.25 ($4.99).

Beazley PLC (BEZ) opened at 451.00 on Thursday. Beazley PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 351.68 and a 12 month high of GBX 527.50. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.35 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 510.34 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 469.49.

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In related news, insider Martin Bride acquired 4,354 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 207 ($2.67) per share, for a total transaction of £9,012.78 ($11,639.91). Also, insider Christine LaSala acquired 14,300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 524 ($6.77) per share, for a total transaction of £74,932 ($96,773.86).

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