Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Aspen Insurance (AHL) Stock Price

News articles about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.4378810685693 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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NYSE:AHL opened at $44.85 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,667.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.81 and a beta of 0.59. Aspen Insurance has a 1-year low of $34.80 and a 1-year high of $54.10.

Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The insurance provider reported ($3.14) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($3.46) by $0.32. The company had revenue of $511.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $592.27 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 10.80% and a negative return on equity of 11.61%. Aspen Insurance’s revenue was down 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.34) EPS. equities analysts expect that Aspen Insurance will post 3.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. Aspen Insurance’s payout ratio is -14.57%.

AHL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Barclays lowered their price target on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. UBS lowered their price target on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.75.

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About Aspen Insurance

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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