Media coverage about Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aspen Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9672381652942 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Aspen Insurance stock opened at $43.40 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a P/E ratio of -6.59 and a beta of 0.37. Aspen Insurance has a 1 year low of $43.00 and a 1 year high of $43.20.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 17th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.21%. Aspen Insurance’s payout ratio is -14.57%.

AHL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Barclays dropped their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Aspen Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aspen Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Finally, UBS dropped their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.67.

About Aspen Insurance

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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