XL Group Company Profile (NYSE:XL)

About XL Group (XL)

XL Group logoXL Group plc is an insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises. The Company operates through two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance. The Company's Insurance segment is organized into four product divisions: Global Casualty (Casualty); Global Energy Property, & Construction (EPC); Global Professional (Professional), and Global Specialty (Specialty). Its insurance operations provide insurance policies for corporate risks that may require large limits, use of a captive insurance company and the need for a program of locally issued policies. The Reinsurance segment provides casualty, property risk, property catastrophe, specialty, and other reinsurance lines on a global basis with business being written on both a proportional and non-proportional treaty basis, and also on a facultative basis.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: XL
  • CUSIP: G9829010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $39.92
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $40.10
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $36.93
  • 52-Week Range: $30.33 - $41.39
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.71
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.93
  • P/E Growth: 0.40
  • Market Cap: $10.63B
  • Outstanding Shares: 264,971,000
  • Beta: 0.98
  • Net Margins: 4.18%
  • Return on Equity: 3.42%
  • Return on Assets: 0.76%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.20%
  • Current Ratio: 0.09%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.35%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for XL Group (NYSE:XL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $40.89 (1.94% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/13/2017Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$41.00MediumView Rating Details
2/6/2017Langen McalennReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/4/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$41.00N/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuy$42.00N/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Citigroup IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$39.00N/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016MacquarieBoost Price TargetOutperform$38.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$42.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$34.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
7/14/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
6/7/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/28/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$42.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
3/4/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeConviction-Buy -> Neutral$43.00 -> $39.00N/AView Rating Details
2/4/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$40.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
9/21/2015Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
8/12/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price Target$35.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
7/14/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight$47.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015NomuraReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/9/2015JMP SecuritiesUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$43.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Earnings by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Earnings History by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/1/2017Q416$0.35$0.47$2.46 billion$2.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.37$0.44$2.46 billion$2.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q2$0.14$0.37$2.40 billion$2.72 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.50$0.35$2.47 million$3.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2016Q415$0.58$0.65$2.43 billion$1.89 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$0.44$0.23$2.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215$0.80$0.84$1.79 billion$2.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.75$0.75$1.44 billion$1.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2015Q414$0.87$1.12$1.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.63$0.70$1.43 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.84$1.03$1.46 billion$1.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.74$0.85$1.47 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2014Q413$0.82$1.00$1.56 billion$1.59 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.49$0.53$1.56 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.61$0.75$1.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.64$0.93$2.11 billion$2.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2013Q4 2012($0.32)$0.13$1.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2012$0.50$0.61$1.47 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012$0.56$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.40$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2012$0.16($0.25)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.34$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.49$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011($0.45)($0.52)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.67$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.33 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.04 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.39$0.48$0.44
Q2 20162$0.20$0.72$0.46
Q3 20162$0.22$0.38$0.30
Q4 20162$0.43$0.68$0.56
Q1 20172$0.55$0.66$0.61
Q2 20172$0.97$1.00$0.99
Q3 20172$0.63$0.82$0.73
Q4 20172$1.18$1.21$1.20
Q1 20181$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q2 20181$1.04$1.04$1.04
Q3 20181$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q4 20181$1.29$1.29$1.29
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Next Dividend:3/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.99%
Dividend Growth:2.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.31% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
24.02% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.80% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)

Dividend History by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.59%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 89.83%
Insider Trades by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/4/2017Michael S McgavickCEOSell126,928$38.00$4,823,264.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2016Michael S McgavickCEOSell294,072$38.08$11,198,261.76View SEC Filing  
12/27/2016Michael S McgavickCEOSell200,000$38.12$7,624,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2016Michael S McgavickCEOSell91,000$38.00$3,458,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/3/2016Paul David BrandInsiderBuy11,300$32.01$361,713.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Gregory HendrickCEOBuy8,000$32.43$259,440.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Peter R PorrinoCFOBuy15,300$32.93$503,829.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Benjamin MeuliEVPSell50,000$35.46$1,773,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Jacob D RosengartenInsiderSell21,200$35.37$749,844.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015John Kcb VerekerDirectorSell3,600$35.72$128,592.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014James Howell VeghteCEOSell65,000$33.98$2,208,700.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
Latest Headlines for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
nasdaq.com logoYieldBoost XL Group To 10.7% Using Options (NYSE:XL)
www.nasdaq.com - March 21 at 3:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Appoints Karl Fischbach as Head of Binding and Brokerage For Excess & Surplus Insurance Business (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 9:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group plc downgraded by Sandler O'Neill (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 13 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Announces Global Risk Management Regional Leadership Promotion in Chicago (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 10 at 6:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Quadruples North American Builder's Risk Capacity to USD One Billion (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 5:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is XL Group (XL) Up 4.3% Since the Last Earnings Report? (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 5:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Announces Enhanced Family-Friendly Leave Benefits and New Workplace Flexibility Initiative (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 6 at 8:04 PM
msn.com logoBRIEF-XL Group Ltd announces estimated Ogden Rate change impact (NYSE:XL)
www.msn.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Announces Estimated Ogden Rate Change Impact (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoXL GROUP LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events (NYSE:XL)
biz.yahoo.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL GROUP LTD Financials (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 8:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Introduces Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion Coverage Option for General Aviation Insurance Program (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 10:56 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:17 pm XL Group plc announces that Peter Porrino has retired as Chief Financial Officer; co appoints Group Controller Stephen Robb as successor (NYSE:XL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 12:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin announces Ocean Risk Grants for Early Career Scientists (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 12:27 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-XL Group Ltd announces retirement of Peter Porrino as CFO (NYSE:XL)
www.reuters.com - February 23 at 3:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Announces Retirement of Peter Porrino as Chief Financial Officer; Stephen Robb, Group Controller, Appointed as Successor (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:58 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoXL GROUP LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NYSE:XL)
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:58 AM
zacks.com logoArgo Group Rewards Shareholders with 23% Hike in Dividend (NYSE:XL)
www.zacks.com - February 22 at 10:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Releases Contract eGuide Professional Services Agreements: A Primer (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 4:17 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-XL Group Ltd announces $1 bln share buyback program, increases quarterly dividend (NYSE:XL)
www.reuters.com - February 17 at 8:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLloyd's of London set to nominate Carnegie-Brown as chairman -source (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Announces $1 Billion Share Buyback Program and Increase in Quarterly Dividend from $0.20 per Common Share to $0.22 per Common Share; Also Announces Preference Ordinary Share Dividends (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:18 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo6:56 am XL Group plc announces $1 bln buyback program; increases quarterly dividend to $0.22/share from $0.20/share (NYSE:XL)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:18 AM
capitalcube.com logoXL Group Ltd. : XL-US: Dividend Analysis : December 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 1, 2017 (NYSE:XL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:49 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd* Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results (NYSE:XL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:49 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Earnings Call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET today (NYSE:XL)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 3 at 6:49 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for XL Group (NYSE:XL)

What is XL Group's stock symbol?

XL Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "XL."

How often does XL Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for XL Group?

XL Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. This is a boost from XL Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

How were XL Group's earnings last quarter?

XL Group Ltd. (NYSE:XL) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.46 billion. XL Group had a net margin of 4.18% and a return on equity of 3.42%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.65 EPS.

When will XL Group make its next earnings announcement?

XL Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February, 1st 2017.

Where is XL Group's stock going? Where will XL Group's stock price be in 2017?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for XL Group's shares. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate XL Group's share price to reach $40.89 in the next year.

Who owns XL Group stock?

XL Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Franklin Resources Inc. (8.32%), State Street Corp (5.02%), FIL Ltd (1.33%), Norges Bank (1.24%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.10%) and RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC (0.80%). Company insiders that own XL Group stock include Benjamin Meuli, Gregory Hendrick, Jacob D Rosengarten, Michael S Mcgavick, Paul David Brand and Peter R Porrino.

Who sold XL Group stock? Who is selling XL Group stock?

XL Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Rafferty Asset Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC and Barings LLC.

Who bought XL Group stock? Who is buying XL Group stock?

XL Group's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FIL Ltd, Norges Bank, Russell Investments Group Ltd., NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, Oakview Capital Management L.P., State Street Corp, Marshall Wace LLP and Numeric Investors LLC. Company insiders that have bought XL Group stock in the last two years include Gregory Hendrick, Paul David Brand and Peter R Porrino.

How do I buy XL Group stock?

Shares of XL Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of XL Group stock cost?

One share of XL Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.11.

XL Group (XL) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff