BEZ.L - Beazley plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
549.00
-8.50 (-1.52%)
At close: 5:07PM BST
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Previous close557.50
Open543.50
Bid0.00 x 30000
Ask0.00 x 43400
Day's range484.20 - 549.00
52-week range440.70 - 621.50
Volume6,930,310
Avg. volume1,732,088
Market cap2.871B
Beta0.22
PE ratio (TTM)22.50
EPS (TTM)24.40
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.11 (1.95%)
Ex-dividend date2018-03-01
1y target est590.67
  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    Disappointing earnings, trade tensions weigh on European shares

    European shares fell on Friday as earnings updates disappointed, with auto stocks bearing the brunt of trade tensions that caused a selloff in the Chinese yuan overnight. As U.S. officials work towards ...

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    Defensive shares keep Britain's FTSE aloft

    The UK's top share index held its ground on Friday, slightly outperforming a broadly negative European market, as global trade uncertainty and political troubles closer to home spurred demand for defensive stocks and earnings filtered through. The blue chip FTSE 100 index ended down 0.07 percent at 7,678.79 points. The FTSE, dominated by companies with large foreign currency earnings, has found support from weakness in the pound, which has been on the backfoot this week amid signs of discord in Prime Minister Theresa May's party over her Brexit strategy.

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    LIVE MARKETS-Brexit stock-picking: Don't write off UK domestics

    Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market ...

  • Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley battered as finance boss retires
    The Telegraphyesterday

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley battered as finance boss retires

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley battered as finance boss retires

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    LIVE MARKETS-Midday snapshot: new Trump tariff threat dampens stocks

    Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market ...

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    LIVE MARKETS-Trade war watch: capital goods to feel the heat

    Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market ...

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    LIVE MARKETS-European equities suffer further outflows

    Welcome to the home for real-time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market ...

  • Why the Saga share price could be heading back to 200p
    Fool.co.uk2 days ago

    Why the Saga share price could be heading back to 200p

    Roland Head revisits his buy recommendation on Saga plc (LON:SAGA) and considers another troubled insurer.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    Lloyd's insurer Beazley frets about a hard Brexit as first-half profit slumps

    * Hard Brexit could mean no cross border payments (Adds CEO, Finance Director comments on Brexit, bond yields. July 20 (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley Plc (LSE: BEZ.L - news) 's first-half profit slumped as its bond portfolio took a hit from higher U.S. interest rates, while the company also warned a "hard" Brexit could prove very expensive for Britain's insurance sector.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Beazley's first-half profit hurt by rising U.S. interest rates

    Gross premiums written, however, rose 15 percent to $1.32 billion (1.01 billion pounds), helped by Beazley's property division, where rates have risen sharply after the heavy catastrophe losses suffered by insurers and reinsurers last year. Separately, Beazley also said Finance Director Martin Bride would retire in the second quarter of 2019. "Although growth of 14.7% is a clear indicator that the group remains on track with its growth ambitions, the news that FD Martin Bride will retire in 2Q 2019 is a potential disappointment for shareholders," Jefferies analysts said.

  • The Wall Street Journal17 days ago

    [$$] This German Insurer Wrongly Bet Its Home Country Would Win the World Cup

    Allianz SE is one of the biggest insurers of the World Cup. Before the start of soccer’s most important contest, retailers offered sales promotions or prizes that would pay out if Germany took the crown again this year. To cover the potential payments, those retailers asked Allianz for insurance. The German insurer declined, betting a high likelihood of a victory for its home country, and passed up potential revenue.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    MORNING BID EUROPE-Italy: anti-establishment government beckons?

    Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League might be hours away from breaking a nine-week political deadlock if, as now expected, they sign a draft government deal today. Given that a 5-Star-League coalition would be likely to seek a renegotiation of EU budgetary discipline rules to allow Italy to spend more, this has already spooked bond markets, sending Italian yields higher.

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Insurer Beazley writes 10 percent more premiums in first-quarter

    The underwriter, which provides marine, casualty and property insurance and reinsurance, said gross written premiums rose to $631 million for the quarter ended March 31, from $573 million a year earlier. Premiums in speciality lines, the company's largest division and source of much of Beazley's growth in recent years, rose 6 percent to $295 million, helped by growth in business written within the U.S.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Insurer Beazley writes 10 pct more premiums in Q1

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley Plc (LSE: BEZ.L - news) posted a 10 percent year-on-year rise in gross written premiums in the first quarter, as a surge in property insurance added to robust growth of its main professional liability business. The underwriter, which provides marine, casualty and property insurance and reinsurance, said gross written premiums rose to $631 million for the quarter ended March 31, from $573 million a year earlier. Premiums in specialty lines, the company's largest division and source of much of Beazley's growth in recent years, rose 6 percent to $295 million, helped by growth in business written within the U.S.

  • 2 months ago

    Insurer Beazley writes 10 percent more premiums in first-quarter

    The underwriter, which provides marine, casualty and property insurance and reinsurance, said gross written premiums rose to $631 million for the quarter ended March 31, from $573 million a year earlier. Premiums in speciality lines, the company's largest division and source of much of Beazley's growth in recent years, rose 6 percent to $295 million, helped by growth in business written within the U.S.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Insurer Beazley says Q1 premiums rose 10 pct y/y

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley Plc posted a 10 percent year-on-year rise in gross written premiums in the first quarter, boosted by its speciality lines division, which focuses on professional liability ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Underwriter Hiscox's premiums rise, London improves

    Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox (Swiss: 27373019.SW - news) saw insurance rates in London improve in the first quarter and its overall gross written premiums rise 24 percent, helped by strong demand for flood and other property insurance. The company said gross written premiums in its London business had risen 8.7 percent in constant currency to $219.8 million. "After a costly year for catastrophes in 2017, our London market and reinsurance businesses mobilised quickly to grasp the opportunity and grew strongly," the company said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Insurer Beazley to launch blockchain registry with Bitfury, Lloyd's broker

    Insurer Beazley has partnered with three companies to build a blockchain-based registry that will manage insurance for crisis situations such as mass shootings, the companies told Reuters. The registry will use blockchain to speed a response to mass casualties and their financial aftermath by allowing policyholders and insurers to catalog coverage and share real-time information about threats and claims through one source, the companies said. The registry is created with Risk Cooperative, a Washington, D.C.-based specialty insurance broker that develops Lloyd's of London-backed programs, and Amsterdam-based Bitfury Group, a blockchain technology firm, and it is nearing completion, said Risk Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Dante Disparte in an interview.

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 months ago

    Lloyd's of London reviews costs after swinging to 2 bln stg loss

    Lloyd's of London will focus on cutting costs and improving its underwriting performance after a series of natural catastrophes pushed the specialist insurance market into a 2 billion pound ($2.81 billion) loss, its first in six years. Insurers globally suffered a record $135 billion in losses from natural catastrophes such as hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in California last year. The Lloyd's of London market, which has 80 syndicate members, reported a 2017 pretax loss of 2 billion pounds ($2.80 billion) on Wednesday, compared with a pretax profit of 2.1 billion pounds in 2016.

  • Reuters5 months ago

    Insurer Beazley looks forward to double-digit premium growth in 2018

    Gross written premiums rose 7 percent to $2.34 billion (1.69 billion pounds). Insurance industry premiums, pressured by tough competition, are now rising after the industry faced record bills from hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfire of over $135 billion last year. "Beazley achieved an underwriting profit in 2017, a year in which hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires generated heavy claims for the insurance industry ... Looking ahead, we see potential for double digit (premium) growth in 2018," Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus5 months ago

    Insurer Beazley looks forward to double-digit premium growth in 2018

    The promise of double-digit premium growth took the edge off a fall in annual profits at Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (LSE: BEZ.L - news) , sending its shares up by more than 6 percent on Thursday. 31. Gross written premiums rose 7 percent to $2.34 billion. Insurance industry premiums, pressured by tough competition, are now rising after the industry faced record bills from hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfire of over $135 billion last year.

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