Shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $50.00.

Several brokerages have commented on AHL. Buckingham Research began coverage on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $44.00 price target for the company. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. TheStreet lowered Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC dropped their price target on 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. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.6% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,790 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $239,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp grew its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.0% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,907 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $308,000 after buying an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont grew its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 8,355 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $417,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. People s United Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.7% in the second quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 18,957 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $945,000 after buying an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.6% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 28,266 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,471,000 after buying an additional 162 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.92% of the company’s stock.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) opened at 41.50 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $45.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.97 and a beta of 0.73. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 52-week low of $35.05 and a 52-week high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.54). The firm had revenue of $562.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $639.57 million. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 7.66%. The business’s revenue was down 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $2.44 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.31%. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 39.67%.

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About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

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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