Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated their market perform rating on shares of Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) in a report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

MHLD has been the topic of several other research reports. B. Riley reduced their price target on shares of Maiden from $8.00 to $4.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Maiden from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Maiden from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Maiden from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.33.

MHLD stock opened at $3.14 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $236.96 million, a P/E ratio of -1.54 and a beta of 1.10. Maiden has a 12 month low of $2.15 and a 12 month high of $9.10. The company has a current ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The insurance provider reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.39). The company had revenue of $713.69 million during the quarter. Maiden had a negative return on equity of 21.35% and a negative net margin of 5.43%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Maiden will post 1.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 28th. Maiden’s payout ratio is -9.26%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of MHLD. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in Maiden by 6.0% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 127,900 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $831,000 after acquiring an additional 7,200 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in Maiden by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 735,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $4,782,000 after acquiring an additional 21,875 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new position in Maiden during the 1st quarter worth about $174,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Maiden by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,015,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $45,602,000 after acquiring an additional 132,547 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in Maiden during the 1st quarter worth about $257,000. Institutional investors own 62.05% of the company’s stock.

About Maiden

Maiden Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions to regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance. The Diversified Reinsurance segment offers property and casualty reinsurance, including the writing of treaties on a quota share or excess of loss basis; and facultative risks, which are marketed through third-party intermediaries and on a direct basis.

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