Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) announced a dividend on Thursday, February 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a positive change from Lancashire’s previous dividend of $0.05. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Shares of Lancashire (LRE) opened at GBX 589.50 ($8.14) on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,190.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -2,267.31. Lancashire has a fifty-two week low of GBX 542.50 ($7.50) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 773.50 ($10.69).

LRE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. upgraded shares of Lancashire to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 683 ($9.44) to GBX 863 ($11.92) in a report on Monday, November 6th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector performer” rating on shares of Lancashire in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Lancashire in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Numis Securities upgraded shares of Lancashire to an “add” rating and set a GBX 775 ($10.71) target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Lancashire from GBX 630 ($8.70) to GBX 716 ($9.89) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Lancashire presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 687.77 ($9.50).

In other Lancashire news, insider Peter Clarke bought 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 567 ($7.83) per share, with a total value of £90,720 ($125,338.49). Also, insider Samantha Hoe-Richardson bought 1,409 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 568 ($7.85) per share, with a total value of £8,003.12 ($11,057.09).

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About Lancashire

Lancashire Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company’s principal activity, through its subsidiaries, is the provision of global specialty insurance and reinsurance products. The Company operates through five segments: Property, Energy, Marine, Aviation and Lloyd’s. It underwrites worldwide, insurance and reinsurance contracts that transfer insurance risk, including risks exposed to both natural and man-made catastrophes.

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