News stories about Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arch Capital Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.0882275994942 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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ACGL stock traded up $0.77 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $85.04. 973,416 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 832,048. Arch Capital Group has a one year low of $83.86 and a one year high of $102.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $11,140.92, a P/E ratio of 20.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.63.

Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) last posted its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The insurance provider reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. Arch Capital Group had a net margin of 11.21% and a return on equity of 5.87%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.13 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Arch Capital Group will post 6.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on ACGL shares. Wells Fargo set a $96.00 price objective on shares of Arch Capital Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Arch Capital Group in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Arch Capital Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Arch Capital Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Arch Capital Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.50.

In related news, CFO Mark Donald Lyons sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.16, for a total value of $504,960.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Constantine Iordanou bought 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $23.80 per share, for a total transaction of $166,600.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 7,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $166,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 6.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Arch Capital Group

Arch Capital Group Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides property, casualty, and mortgage insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company's Insurance segment offers primary and excess casualty coverages; loss sensitive primary casualty insurance programs; collateral protection, debt cancellation, and service contract reimbursement products; directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices and fiduciary liability, crime, professional indemnity, and other financial related coverages; medical professional and general liability insurance coverages; and workers' compensation and umbrella liability, as well as commercial automobile and inland marine products.

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