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Shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $47.00.

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) opened at 47.10 on Thursday. Axis Capital Holdings Limited has a one year low of $41.82 and a one year high of $49.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.08 and a 200-day moving average of $45.15. The company has a market cap of $4.960 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.24.

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.43. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Axis Capital Holdings Limited will post $4.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

AXS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Axis Capital Holdings Limited from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $44.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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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