Beazley PLC Company Profile (LON:BEZ)

About Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)

Beazley PLC logoBeazley plc is a holding company for the Beazley group, which is engaged in the specialist risk insurance and reinsurance business. The Company's segments include Life, accident & health, which underwrites life, health, personal accident, sports and income protection risks; Marine, which underwrites a range of marine classes, including hull, satellite, aviation and war risks; Political risks & contingency, which underwrites terrorism, political violence, expropriation and credit risks, as well as contingency and risks associated with contract frustration; Property, which underwrites commercial, homeowner's, and construction and engineering property insurance; Reinsurance, which specializes in writing property catastrophe, casualty clash, aggregate excess of loss and pro-rata business, and Specialty lines, which underwrites professional liability, management liability and environmental liability, including architects and engineers, healthcare, technology and business services.

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  • Symbol: LON:BEZ
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  • Market Cap: £2.4 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 517,200,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 444.12
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 414.52
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 327.30 - GBX 464.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.81
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.89 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.27
  • Book Value: GBX 2.87 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.62
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
  • EBIDTA: £320.6 million
  • Average Volume: 1.42 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)

What is Beazley PLC's stock symbol?

Beazley PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "BEZ."

How often does Beazley PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Beazley PLC?

Beazley PLC declared a dividend on Friday, February 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 2nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 17 per share on Wednesday, March 29th. This represents a yield of 3.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 2nd. This is a boost from Beazley PLC's previous dividend of $3.50. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Beazley PLC's Dividend History.

Where is Beazley PLC's stock going? Where will Beazley PLC's stock price be in 2017?

8 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Beazley PLC's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 350 to GBX 410. On average, they anticipate Beazley PLC's share price to reach GBX 375 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Beazley PLC.

Who are some of Beazley PLC's key competitors?

How do I buy Beazley PLC stock?

Shares of Beazley PLC and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

How much does a share of Beazley PLC stock cost?

One share of Beazley PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 463.80.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 1 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.38)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 375

Analysts' Ratings History for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/12/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/11/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/27/2017Stockdale SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
4/4/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 365View Rating Details
3/30/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingReduceGBX 350View Rating Details
3/27/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
2/7/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
12/7/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
3/28/2016Westhouse SecuritiesReiterated RatingAddView Rating Details
2/10/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket PerformGBX 370View Rating Details
11/12/2015Haitong BankReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/24/2015Espirito Santo Investment Bank ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 283View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
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Earnings Estimates for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $32.39 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/3/2017GBX 173.91%3/2/20173/2/20173/29/2017
7/22/2016GBX 3.500.9%8/4/20168/4/20168/26/2016
2/4/2016GBX 256.92%2/25/20162/25/20163/31/2016
7/24/2015GBX 3.300.97%8/6/20158/6/20159/4/2015
2/5/2015GBX 186.12%2/26/20152/26/20153/27/2015
7/22/2014GBX 3.101.19%7/30/20147/30/20148/29/2014
2/6/2014GBX 227.94%2/26/20142/26/20143/28/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/20/2017Martin BrideInsiderSell3,850GBX 436£16,786
3/30/2017Martin BrideInsiderSell141,183GBX 430£607,086.90
3/14/2017Adrian CoxInsiderSell4,000GBX 437£17,480
2/13/2017Clive WashbournInsiderSell90,478GBX 424£383,626.72
12/7/2016Robert A StuchberyInsiderBuy10,600GBX 382£40,492
12/6/2016Robert A StuchberyInsiderBuy10,600GBX 377£39,962
12/5/2016Robert A StuchberyInsiderBuy10,600GBX 377£39,962
12/1/2016Robert A StuchberyInsiderBuy10,600GBX 375£39,750
9/13/2016Sauerland,JohnInsiderBuy10,000GBX 408£40,800
5/6/2016Cox ,AdrianInsiderBuy3,250GBX 338£10,985
4/7/2016Bride,MartinInsiderSell5,000GBX 352£17,600
4/6/2016Crawford-Ingle,AngelaInsiderBuy8,200GBX 352£28,864
4/5/2016Washbourn,CliveInsiderSell500,000GBX 351£1,755,000
3/23/2016Cox ,AdrianInsiderSell5,921GBX 363£21,493.23
2/15/2016Cox ,AdrianInsiderSell144,122GBX 363£523,162.86
4/27/2015Martin BrideInsiderSell37,500GBX 280.34£105,127.50
4/20/2015Martin BrideInsiderSell14,400GBX 286.80£41,299.20
3/30/2015Clive WashbournInsiderSell164,714GBX 289.69£477,159.99
2/18/2015Clive WashbournInsiderSell209,888GBX 296.12£621,520.35
2/16/2015Clive WashbournInsiderSell6,384GBX 293.50£18,737.04
2/13/2015Martin BrideInsiderSell14,200GBX 293.25£41,641.50
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Latest Headlines for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
DateHeadline logoBeazley and Rainprotection Insurance partner to offer Inability to Attend coverage to event organizers - May 23 at 11:18 AM logoBeazley strengthens US environmental team - May 16 at 12:17 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital - May 14 at 11:28 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Earns " Buy" Rating from Canaccord Genuity - May 12 at 8:20 AM logoBeazley Q1 Gross Premiums Written Decline 2% - Quick Facts - May 11 at 4:23 PM logoCyber Crime Fears Drive Up Demand for Anti-Hacker Insurance - May 10 at 8:52 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - May 5 at 10:42 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Stockdale Securities - April 30 at 6:15 PM logoBeazley sees new phishing threats emerge - April 25 at 12:38 PM logoBeazley Plc : Neutral outlook but great fundamentals - April 19 at 4:10 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 13 at 3:22 PM logoBeazley PLC's (BEZ) Underperform Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie - April 10 at 3:58 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt - April 9 at 10:10 PM logoMacquarie Reiterates Underperform Rating for Beazley PLC (BEZ) - April 8 at 8:34 PM logoA.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Beazley’s Lloyd’s Syndicates, Beazley Re Designated Activity Company and Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. - April 7 at 3:49 PM logoBeazley Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BEZ-GB : April 4, 2017 - April 7 at 8:27 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Insider Martin Bride Sells 141,183 Shares - April 4 at 1:58 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) PT Raised to GBX 410 at Stockdale Securities - April 2 at 8:34 AM logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Beazley PLC (BEZ) - April 1 at 5:58 PM logoBeazley PLC's (BEZ) Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at JPMorgan Chase & Co. - March 31 at 5:31 AM logoBeazley PLC's (BEZ) "Reduce" Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt - March 30 at 11:25 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Rating Reiterated by Macquarie - March 26 at 3:01 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Price Target Increased to GBX 365 by Analysts at Macquarie - March 25 at 10:10 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Insider Adrian Cox Sells 4,000 Shares - March 15 at 1:30 PM logoBeazley FY16 Profit Climbs On Strong Premiums; Lifts Dividend - Quick Facts - February 3 at 8:19 PM logoBeazley pretax profit rises 3% - MarketWatch - February 3 at 3:18 PM logo[$$] Beazley shares rise 8% after profits beat expectations - February 3 at 3:18 PM logo[$$] Ireland's central bank boosts staff for Brexit insurers - November 29 at 2:48 PM logoBeazley 9-month Premiums Up 2% - Quick Facts - November 10 at 1:01 PM


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Beazley PLC (BEZ) Chart for Friday, May, 26, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/26/2017 by Staff