JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms “Overweight” Rating for Beazley (BEZ)

Beazley (LON:BEZ)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report issued on Thursday.

A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on BEZ. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley in a research report on Wednesday. Peel Hunt reissued a “reduce” rating and issued a GBX 320 ($4.34) target price on shares of Beazley in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Numis Securities lowered Beazley to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Beazley in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 373.75 ($5.07).

Shares of Beazley (BEZ) traded up GBX 3 ($0.04) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 525 ($7.12). The firm has a market cap of $2,740.00 and a PE ratio of 1,640.63. Beazley has a one year low of GBX 388.80 ($5.27) and a one year high of GBX 541.50 ($7.34).

In other Beazley news, insider David Roberts purchased 41,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 486 ($6.59) per share, for a total transaction of £200,718 ($272,196.91).

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Beazley Company Profile

Beazley plc is a holding company for the Beazley group, which is engaged in the specialist risk insurance and reinsurance business. The Company’s segments include Life, accident & health, which underwrites life, health, personal accident, sports and income protection risks; Marine, which underwrites a range of marine classes, including hull, satellite, aviation and war risks; Political risks & contingency, which underwrites terrorism, political violence, expropriation and credit risks, as well as contingency and risks associated with contract frustration; Property, which underwrites commercial, homeowner’s, and construction and engineering property insurance; Reinsurance, which specializes in writing property catastrophe, casualty clash, aggregate excess of loss and pro-rata business, and Specialty lines, which underwrites professional liability, management liability and environmental liability, including architects and engineers, healthcare, technology and business services.

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