Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Insider Sells £214,657.64 in Stock

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Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) insider Adrian Cox sold 35,836 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 599 ($7.88), for a total transaction of £214,657.64 ($282,369.96).

Adrian Cox also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, December 18th, Adrian Cox purchased 36,300 shares of Beazley stock. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 545 ($7.17) per share, for a total transaction of £197,835 ($260,240.73).

Shares of LON:BEZ opened at GBX 580 ($7.63) on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.07 billion and a PE ratio of 13.18. Beazley PLC has a 1 year low of GBX 499.40 ($6.57) and a 1 year high of GBX 634 ($8.34). The firm has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 552.80 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 570.19. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 36.56.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 27th will be issued a GBX 8.20 ($0.11) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 27th. This is a boost from Beazley’s previous dividend of $4.10. This represents a yield of 1.42%. Beazley’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.27%.

Several research firms have recently commented on BEZ. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Beazley from GBX 600 ($7.89) to GBX 675 ($8.88) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 21st. Jefferies Financial Group cut shares of Beazley to a “hold” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 616 ($8.10) to GBX 611 ($8.04) in a report on Thursday. UBS Group boosted their price target on shares of Beazley from GBX 630 ($8.29) to GBX 650 ($8.55) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 7th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley in a report on Friday, November 8th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.92) price target on shares of Beazley in a report on Tuesday, November 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 591.20 ($7.78).

Beazley Company Profile

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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