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: $41.00
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $40.11
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $37.82
  • 52-Week Range: $30.33 - $41.39
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.17
  • P/E Growth: 0.41
  • Market Cap: $10.86B
  • 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: $41.11 (0.27% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for XL Group (NYSE:XL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/7/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$40.00 -> $42.00LowView Rating Details
3/25/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$40.00LowView Rating Details
3/13/2017Sandler O'NeillDowngradeBuy -> Hold$41.00MediumView Rating Details
2/6/2017Langen McalennReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/9/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuy$42.00N/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
(Data available from 4/24/2015 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
4/26/2017N/AView Earnings Details
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$2.22 billion$2.61 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$1.54 billion$1.62 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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.38
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.40$0.55$0.48
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)
Most Recent Dividend:3/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.95%
Dividend Growth:2.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.31% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.85% (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)
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat's in Store for XL Group (XL) this Earnings Season?
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 7:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group Ltd. (XL) to Release Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 8:39 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group (XL) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Launches Enhanced International Liability Insurance for US-based Businesses
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 10:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group (XL) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.33
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 9:23 AM
News IconNebraska farmers could be the last line of defense in the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline
www.businessinsider.com - April 20 at 1:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Boosts Available Terrorism Insurance Limits in US
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : XL-US : April 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Adds Maria L. Duhart to lead Commercial Bond Product
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 7:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group (XL) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.34
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 8:23 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group (XL) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 8:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd to Release First Quarter 2017 Results on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 10:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group Ltd. (XL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 1:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Adds Nancy Bewlay as Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Casualty Insurance
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd CEO Tells Shareholders: "We now see exactly the company we're trying to build creating the difference that it can in the marketplace."
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:13 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group (XL) Board Announces Share Repurchase Plan
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 8:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group's (XL) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 8:04 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Xl Group Ltd's CEO's total compensation for 2016 was $12.7 mln
www.reuters.com - April 7 at 1:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : XL-US : April 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Announces Retirement of Stephen Catlin as Executive Deputy Chairman
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd. : XL-US: Dividend Analysis : March 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for XL Group Ltd.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (XL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 10:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoXL Group Ltd. to Post FY2017 Earnings of $3.25 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts (XL)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 12:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Political Risk, Credit and Bond Team to Participate at EXIM Bank 2017 Conference in Washington D.C.
finance.yahoo.com - April 4 at 5:00 AM
prnewswire.com logoXL Catlin Adds Environmental Insurance Regional Leader in San Francisco - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 30 at 3:34 PM
thestreet.com logoSee How XL Group Ranks Among Analysts' Top Picks With Strong Buyback Activity
www.thestreet.com - March 30 at 8:30 AM
nasdaq.com logoXL Group Reaches Analyst Target Price
www.nasdaq.com - March 30 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Adds Environmental Insurance Regional Leader in San Francisco
finance.yahoo.com - March 30 at 8:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoCredit Suisse Group AG Analysts Give XL Group Ltd. (XL) a $40.00 Price Target
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 12:21 AM
bloomberg.com logoOil Drops for Week on U.S. Supplies Before OPEC, Allies Meet
www.bloomberg.com - March 24 at 3:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy You Should Retain XL Group (XL) Stock in Your Portfolio
finance.yahoo.com - March 24 at 2:38 AM
nasdaq.com logoYieldBoost XL Group To 10.7% Using Options
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
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 9:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group plc downgraded by Sandler O'Neill
finance.yahoo.com - March 13 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Announces Global Risk Management Regional Leadership Promotion in Chicago
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
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?
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
finance.yahoo.com - March 6 at 8:04 PM
msn.com logoBRIEF-XL Group Ltd announces estimated Ogden Rate change impact
www.msn.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Group Ltd Announces Estimated Ogden Rate Change Impact
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoXL GROUP LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - March 2 at 2:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL GROUP LTD Financials
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
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
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 12:27 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin announces Ocean Risk Grants for Early Career Scientists
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 12:27 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-XL Group Ltd announces retirement of Peter Porrino as CFO
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
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
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:58 AM
zacks.com logoArgo Group Rewards Shareholders with 23% Hike in Dividend
www.zacks.com - February 22 at 10:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoXL Catlin Releases Contract eGuide Professional Services Agreements: A Primer
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 4:17 PM


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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be given 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 2.15%. 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 will XL Group's stock buyback program work?

XL Group announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, April 7th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 99% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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 for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.12. The business earned $2.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.46 billion. XL Group had a return on equity of 3.42% and a net margin of 4.18%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $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, April, 26th 2017.

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

12 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for XL Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate XL Group's share price to reach $41.11 in the next year.

Who owns XL Group stock?

XL Group's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.22%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.15%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.11%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.11%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.10%) and Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%). 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 Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Hartford Investment Management Co., Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Regentatlantic Capital LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. and Creative Planning.

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

XL Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC, Nationwide Fund Advisors, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Kempner Capital Management Inc., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. and Highland Capital Management 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 $41.00.

XL Group (XL) Chart for Monday, April, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/24/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff