Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) Stock Price

News headlines about Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) have been trending positive this week, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) opened at 50.10 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.07 and a beta of 0.65. The company’s 50-day moving average is $51.17 and its 200 day moving average is $53.37. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 12 month low of $43.27 and a 12 month high of $57.80.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $581.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.46 million. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a return on equity of 5.05% and a net margin of 7.36%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.29 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 10th. This is a positive change from Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.92%. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s payout ratio is presently 34.38%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on AHL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th.

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About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

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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