Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Maiden from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Maiden from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, JMP Securities downgraded shares of Maiden from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Maiden has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.00.

Maiden stock opened at $7.25 on Wednesday. Maiden has a one year low of $7.27 and a one year high of $7.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.15 and a quick ratio of 0.15. The stock has a market cap of $604.68 million, a PE ratio of -3.36 and a beta of 1.09.

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The insurance provider reported ($1.65) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($1.84). Maiden had a negative return on equity of 19.36% and a negative net margin of 6.01%. The business had revenue of $703.14 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $720.40 million. sell-side analysts expect that Maiden will post 1.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MHLD. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Maiden in the 4th quarter valued at about $103,000. Investors Research Corp bought a new stake in shares of Maiden in the 1st quarter valued at about $101,000. Unison Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Maiden in the 4th quarter valued at about $114,000. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C. bought a new stake in shares of Maiden in the 1st quarter valued at about $122,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in shares of Maiden in the 4th quarter valued at about $173,000. Institutional investors own 66.45% of the company’s stock.

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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