Aspen Insurance (AHL) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1665919982381 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Aspen Insurance opened at $43.40 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Aspen Insurance has a 12-month low of $34.80 and a 12-month high of $52.40. The stock has a market cap of $2.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.59 and a beta of 0.37.

Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $533.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $553.00 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 13.72% and a negative return on equity of 11.81%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Aspen Insurance will post 3.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. Aspen Insurance’s dividend payout ratio is currently -14.57%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.67.

Aspen Insurance Company Profile

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S.

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