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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financials
  • Industry: Multiline Insurance & Brokers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:BEZ
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: N/A
  • Market Cap: £2.39 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 520,799,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 502.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 471.70
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 351.68 - GBX 527.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.63
  • P/E Growth: 11.71
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.94 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.23
  • Book Value: GBX 2.89 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.59
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: £338.4 million
  • Net Margins: 13.31%
  • Return on Equity: 16.59%
  • Return on Assets: 3.49%
  • Average Volume: 1.04 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, July 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of GBX 3.70 per share on Thursday, August 31st. This represents a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. The official announcement can be accessed 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?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Beazley PLC's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 365 to GBX 410. On average, they anticipate Beazley PLC's stock price to reach GBX 381.67 in the next year. 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.

What is Beazley PLC's stock price today?

One share of Beazley PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 458.30.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Beazley PLC (LON BEZ)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  378 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  517 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  895
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Beazley PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 381.67

Analysts' Ratings History for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/13/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingReduceGBX 370View Rating Details
9/12/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
7/21/2017Numis Securities LtdDowngradeAddView Rating Details
7/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
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
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
(Data available from 9/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
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Earnings Estimates for Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $33.44 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Beazley PLC (LON BEZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/21/2017GBX 3.700.72%8/3/20178/3/20178/31/2017
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
8/4/2017Martin BrideInsiderBuy4,354GBX 207£9,012.78
8/2/2017Christine LaSalaInsiderBuy14,300GBX 524£74,932
7/24/2017George BlundenInsiderSell5,000GBX 501£25,050
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 PLC (BEZ) Earns Overweight Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co - September 12 at 2:34 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 12 at 9:08 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt - September 10 at 11:30 AM logoBeazley appoints Andrew Mehrhoff as Head of Broker Relations for its North Central Region - September 5 at 6:06 PM logoBeazley Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:BEZ) : September 2, 2017 - September 2 at 1:27 AM logoBeazley Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BEZ-GB : August 30, 2017 - August 30 at 5:48 PM logoBeazley Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BEZ-GB : August 30, 2017 - August 30 at 5:48 PM logoPeel Hunt Reaffirms "Reduce" Rating for Beazley PLC (BEZ) - August 27 at 10:30 PM logoBeazley expands social engineering coverage - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 24 at 9:36 PM logoBeazley expands social engineering coverage - August 24 at 4:34 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 18 at 9:02 AM logoBeazley Plc : BEZ-GB: Dividend Analysis : August 04th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 16, 2017 - August 15 at 10:23 PM logoETFs with exposure to Beazley Plc : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 4:16 PM logoMartin Bride Acquires 4,354 Shares of Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Stock - August 7 at 7:28 AM logoBeazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Insider Buys £74,932 in Stock - August 3 at 1:24 PM logoBeazley appoints Santiago Jaramillo as Engineering Focus Group Leader to lead its US and Latin American Engineering portfolios - August 2 at 5:16 PM logoRansomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches remain a major cause of loss - August 1 at 5:21 PM logoBeazley Plc :BEZ-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : July 26, 2017 - July 25 at 9:24 PM logoBeazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Insider George Blunden Sells 5,000 Shares - July 25 at 1:17 PM logoEdited Transcript of BEZ.L earnings conference call or presentation 21-Jul-17 12:30pm GMT - July 25 at 1:52 AM logoBeazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 24 at 7:30 AM logoBeazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Earns "Reduce" Rating from Peel Hunt - July 23 at 6:16 AM logoBeazley PLC (LON:BEZ) Downgraded by Numis Securities Ltd to "Add" - July 22 at 5:51 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Declares Dividend of GBX 3.70 - July 21 at 4:27 PM logoBeazley Group H1 Pretax Profit Rises - Quick Facts - July 21 at 4:07 AM logoBeazley launches environmental coverage in Canada - July 18 at 5:58 PM logoBeazley launches Virtual Care, the first integrated insurance policy for healthcare providers and technology companies active in telemedicine - July 13 at 5:26 PM logoBeazley reinforces commitment to pre-breach services - July 8 at 9:15 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Given Reduce Rating at Peel Hunt - July 3 at 7:20 AM logoBeazley strengthens US management liability team - June 27 at 9:04 PM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - June 27 at 7:42 AM logoBeazley PLC (BEZ) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 31 at 8:52 AM 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's (BEZ) Underperform Rating Reaffirmed at Macquarie - April 10 at 3:58 AM 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


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Beazley PLC (BEZ) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/25/2017 by Staff