Peel Hunt Reaffirms Reduce Rating for Beazley (BEZ)

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Beazley (LON:BEZ)‘s stock had its “reduce” rating reissued by equities researchers at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

BEZ has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 610 ($7.97) price target on shares of Beazley in a research note on Monday, December 10th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. UBS Group lifted their price target on Beazley from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 560 ($7.32) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “top pick” rating on shares of Beazley in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued an “under review” rating on shares of Beazley in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 586 ($7.66).

BEZ stock opened at GBX 527 ($6.89) on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $2.76 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.32, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 1.03. Beazley has a 52-week low of GBX 484.20 ($6.33) and a 52-week high of GBX 621.50 ($8.12).

In other Beazley news, insider Adrian Cox sold 5,604 shares of Beazley stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 505 ($6.60), for a total transaction of £28,300.20 ($36,979.22).

About Beazley

Beazley plc provides risk insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. The company's Marine segment underwrites various marine classes, including hull, energy, cargo and specie, piracy, satellite, aviation, kidnap and ransom, and war risks. Its Political, Accident & Contingency segment underwrites terrorism, political violence, expropriation, and credit risks, as well as contingency and risks associated with contract frustration.

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