Shares of Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 492.50 ($6.44).
Several brokerages have commented on BEZ. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their price target on shares of Beazley from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 530 ($6.93) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 28th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Beazley from GBX 450 ($5.88) to GBX 525 ($6.86) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 2nd. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley in a report on Friday, July 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on Beazley from GBX 410 ($5.36) to GBX 440 ($5.75) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 7th. Finally, Shore Capital restated an “under review” rating on shares of Beazley in a report on Thursday, July 23rd.
Shares of Beazley stock opened at GBX 414.20 ($5.41) on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 12.93, a quick ratio of 10.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 33.41. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 422.45 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 413.46. Beazley has a 52 week low of GBX 294.20 ($3.84) and a 52 week high of GBX 634 ($8.28). The stock has a market cap of $2.52 billion and a PE ratio of 27.80.
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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