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Stock in the Spotlight: Aspen Insurance Limited (NYSE: AHL)

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Aspen Insurance Limited trades as part of the financial services sector and specialty insurance industry. Aspen Insurance is a Bermudian insurance and reinsurance company. It offers property and casualty insurance, marine, aviation and energy insurance, financial and professional lines insurance, property catastrophe reinsurance, among others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AHL stock showed a previous change of -0.05% with an open at 42.54 and a close of 42.54. It reached an intraday high of 42.55 and a low of 42.50.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.5b with 59.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 58.6m shares. Trading volume reached 272,948 shares compared to its average volume of 926,619 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Aspen Insurance Limited shares returned 1.70% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.62%. Over three months, it changed 2.58%. In one year it has changed 18.08% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.10 and its 52-week low was 34.80. AHL stock is 22.24% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 41.37 and a 50 day moving average of 41.99. Currently AHL stock is trading 2.84% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.03 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -1.07. The TTM EPS is -0.03, which comes to a TTM PE of -1,418.00. Historically, the PE high was 22.10 and the PE low was -1.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 0.03, which is a decrease of -99.93%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -2.23
09-30-2018:  0.49
06-30-2018:  0.80
03-31-2018:  0.91

The dividend per share is currently 0.96, which is a dividend yield of 2.26%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 20.81, which means it may be overvalued by -104.43%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.90% of insider ownership and 138.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,596,924, which is 6.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.39. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.18

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -6.36%, return on assets is -1.39%, profit margin is -6.29%, price-to-sales is 1.10 and price-to-book is 0.96.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 1  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.