Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.00.

MHLD has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Maiden from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Maiden in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Shares of NASDAQ:MHLD opened at $1.59 on Friday. Maiden has a fifty-two week low of $1.20 and a fifty-two week high of $9.10. The company has a current ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) last issued its earnings results on Friday, November 9th. The insurance provider reported ($2.83) earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $556.37 million during the quarter. Maiden had a negative net margin of 14.78% and a negative return on equity of 58.17%.

In related news, EVP Karen Schmitt sold 31,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.56, for a total transaction of $80,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 298,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $764,794.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 10.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MHLD. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Maiden during the 2nd quarter worth $183,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Maiden by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 809,165 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $6,272,000 after buying an additional 73,525 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new position in shares of Maiden during the 2nd quarter worth $235,000. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of Maiden by 58.3% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 53,238 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 19,606 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Maiden by 95.8% during the 2nd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 32,906 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $255,000 after buying an additional 16,103 shares during the last quarter. 55.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Maiden Company Profile

Maiden Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions to regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance. The Diversified Reinsurance segment offers property and casualty reinsurance, including the writing of treaties on a quota share or excess of loss basis; and facultative risks, which are marketed through third-party intermediaries and on a direct basis.

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