Nuance Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) by 12.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,235 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,746 shares during the period. Nuance Investments LLC owned about 0.10% of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited worth $2,953,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.6% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,790 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.0% in the first quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 5,907 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $308,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 8,355 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $417,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 0.6% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 28,266 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,471,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Breton Hill Capital Ltd. raised its position in shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. now owns 13,564 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $676,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the last quarter. 91.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE AHL) opened at 45.40 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $48.24 and a 200-day moving average of $51.08. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has a 52 week low of $44.05 and a 52 week high of $57.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.56 and a beta of 0.74.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.54. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited had a net margin of 7.66% and a return on equity of 3.84%. The company had revenue of $562 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $639.57 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited will post $2.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th were paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 39.67%.

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A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AHL. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $52.00 target price (down from $54.00) on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. TheStreet lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from $54.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.50.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL)

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