Lancashire (LON:LRE) had its price target upped by Peel Hunt from GBX 730 ($9.60) to GBX 760 ($10.00) in a report released on Monday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Lancashire in a research note on Monday, February 3rd. They set a buy rating and a GBX 860 ($11.31) price objective for the company. Peel Hunt restated a hold rating and set a GBX 660 ($8.68) price objective on shares of Lancashire in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on shares of Lancashire from GBX 800 ($10.52) to GBX 850 ($11.18) and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 21st. HSBC downgraded shares of Lancashire to a reduce rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from GBX 694 ($9.13) to GBX 551 ($7.25) in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Finally, UBS Group restated a buy rating and set a GBX 870 ($11.44) price objective (up from GBX 830 ($10.92)) on shares of Lancashire in a research note on Friday, February 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Lancashire presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 736.33 ($9.69).

Lancashire stock opened at GBX 804 ($10.58) on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 765.47 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 727.22. Lancashire has a one year low of GBX 601 ($7.91) and a one year high of GBX 827 ($10.88). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 31.04, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.48. The company has a market cap of $1.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8,040.00.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 7th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This is an increase from Lancashire’s previous dividend of $0.05. This represents a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 7th. Lancashire’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.

Lancashire Company Profile

Lancashire Holdings Limited provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Property, Energy, Marine, Aviation, and Lloyd's. It offers aviation insurance solutions; coverage for upstream operational and construction all risks related to wind, earthquakes, and floods, as well as standalone business interruption coverage; and coverage in marine portfolio, including marine hull, total loss only, mortgagees interests insurance, mortgagees additional perils, excess protection and indemnity, marine war, and builder's risks to high-profile accounts, cruise vessels, and liquid natural gas carriers.

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