Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) CEO Stephen Postlewhite sold 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.62, for a total value of $49,944.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 39,321 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,636,540.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) traded down $0.70 on Friday, hitting $40.90. The stock had a trading volume of 618,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 423,702. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.71. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a fifty-two week low of $35.05 and a fifty-two week high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($5.07) by $0.29. The business had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $626.56 million. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a negative return on equity of 5.68% and a negative net margin of 6.00%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.97 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post -2.6 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s payout ratio is presently -27.75%.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on AHL. TheStreet cut Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Buckingham Research began coverage on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a report on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 target price for the company. UBS AG lowered their target price on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $45.00 to $43.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.75.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 49.2% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 23,004 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,147,000 after buying an additional 7,590 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 378,311 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $18,859,000 after buying an additional 53,395 shares during the period. Nuance Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 12.9% in the 2nd quarter. Nuance Investments LLC now owns 59,235 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $2,953,000 after buying an additional 6,746 shares during the period. Geneva Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in the 2nd quarter valued at about $499,000. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in the 2nd quarter valued at about $2,677,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.44% 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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