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

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) traded down $0.95 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $41.20. 717,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 419,853. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.71. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a twelve month low of $35.05 and a twelve month high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The insurance provider reported ($4.78) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($5.07) by $0.29. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a negative net margin of 6.00% and a negative return on equity of 5.68%. The business had revenue of $652.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $626.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.97 EPS. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s revenue was down 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post -2.6 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.33%. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s dividend payout ratio is presently -27.75%.

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A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AHL. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its stake in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 71.0% in the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 1,446,231 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $58,428,000 after buying an additional 600,265 shares in the last quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 54.2% in the 3rd quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 1,687,551 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $68,177,000 after buying an additional 593,268 shares in the last quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. grew its stake in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 91.0% in the 3rd quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 1,227,032 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $49,572,000 after buying an additional 584,503 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its stake in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 216.7% in the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 747,345 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $30,193,000 after buying an additional 511,397 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC grew its stake in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 27.4% in the 3rd quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC now owns 2,124,980 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $85,849,000 after buying an additional 456,931 shares in the last quarter. 95.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on AHL shares. Buckingham Research upped their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC decreased their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 target price (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.75.

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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