Axis Capital Holdings Limited Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (NYSE:AXS)
Shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, American Banking News.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.78.
Shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) opened at 44.76 on Thursday. Axis Capital Holdings Limited has a 52-week low of $41.82 and a 52-week high of $49.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $45.49 and its 200-day moving average is $45.34. The company has a market cap of $4.824 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.78.
Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.92 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Axis Capital Holdings Limited will post $4.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AXS shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited in a research note on Friday, June 13th. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $44.00. Finally, analysts at JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $53.00 price target on the stock.
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is a holding company for the AXIS group of companies. The Company provides a range of specialty (NYSE:AXS)insurance on a worldwide basis, through operating subsidiaries and branch networks based in Bermuda, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Singapore.
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