Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

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30 July, 2017

Aviance Capital Partners LLC's holdings in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited were worth $1,316,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited during the first quarter valued at $697,000. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $1.29 earnings per share. The State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 33,050 shares with $1.82 million value, down from 38,532 last quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co.

In taking a look at technical levels, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) shares are trading -3.81% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -7.23% away from the 200 day simple moving average. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 115,850 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $5,775,000 after buying an additional 3,068 shares during the period.

We already know that AHL appears to be undervalued when compared to its industry average.But to be able to properly assess the value of a high growth stock like Aspen Insurance Holdings we must include its earnings growth in our calculations using the PEG ratio. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,833 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $212,000 after buying an additional 195 shares in the last quarter. It worsened, as 24 investors sold Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited shares while 88 reduced holdings. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 8,515 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $443,000 after buying an additional 346 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Macquarie Gru Limited has 0% invested in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL). 578,113 shares of the stock traded hands. This company shares are 13.19% off its target price of $54.33 and the current market capitalization stands at $2.86B. UBS downgraded Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) rating on Monday, January 9.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.54. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 3.97% and a net margin of 6.91%. The firm had revenue of $562 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $639.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited's revenue was down 17.5% compared to the same quarter previous year. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 7.3% in the first quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The dividend yield was $1.86. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 39.67%. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of global copyright law. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/07/29/aspen-insurance-holdings-limited-nyseahl-position-increased-by-aviance-capital-partners-llc.html.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on AHL shares.

On July 27 Barclays left the stock rating at "Equal-Weight" and raised the price expectation from $48.00 to $49.00. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $55.25. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Friday, April 28th.

According to the latest research reports released, 1 analyst has issued a rating of "buy", 1 analysts "outperform", 6 analysts "hold", 1 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Calvert Inv Mgmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL).

Team Health Holdings, Inc.is a United States physician services company. 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. treaty, worldwide treaty and global facultative) and specialty reinsurance (credit and surety, agriculture insurance and reinsurance, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering and other specialty lines). It manages its business as two business divisions: Aspen Insurance and Aspen Reinsurance.

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