Media coverage about XL Group (NYSE:XL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. XL Group earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.5298730454648 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of XL Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. XL Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.66.

Shares of XL opened at $56.94 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $14.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -28.33, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.39 and a quick ratio of 0.39. XL Group has a twelve month low of $33.77 and a twelve month high of $57.00.

XL Group (NYSE:XL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The insurance provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.90 billion. XL Group had a negative net margin of 4.67% and a negative return on equity of 4.21%. equities research analysts forecast that XL Group will post 3.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. XL Group’s payout ratio is currently -43.78%.

About XL Group

XL Group Ltd, through its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance and reinsurance company worldwide. The company's Insurance segment offers primary and excess casualty, environmental liability, professional liability, property, excess and surplus lines, U.S. program/facilities, and construction business products.

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