BEZ.L - Beazley plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
602.50
-8.00 (-1.31%)
At close: 4:37PM BST
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Previous close610.50
Open612.00
Bid0.00 x 30000
Ask0.00 x 43400
Day's range599.00 - 612.00
52-week range440.70 - 621.50
Volume1,016,948
Avg. volume1,849,187
Market cap3.151B
Beta0.25
PE ratio (TTM)24.69
EPS (TTM)24.40
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.11 (1.79%)
Ex-dividend date2018-03-01
1y target est564.71
  • Reuters - UK Focus11 days 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.

  • Reuters11 days 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 Focus11 days 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.

  • 11 days 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 Focus11 days 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 Focus13 days 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 Focus20 days 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 Focus2 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.

  • Reuters3 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 Focus3 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.

  • Reuters - UK Focus4 months ago

    Insurer Beazley sees FY 2017 pre-tax profit ahead of market expectations

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (LSE: 31740399.L - news) said it expected to report 2017 pre-tax profit ahead of current market expectations, despite the sector having faced hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfire bills of over $135 billion. The insurer pointed to a reduction of about $5 million in the value of its U.S. deferred tax asset following the cut in the U.S. corporation tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Beazley (LSE: BEZ.L - news) said it expected its combined ratio, a measure of underwriting profitability, to be 99 percent for 2017.

  • Business Wire5 months ago

    A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Beazley Insurance Designated Activity Company and Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.

    A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of Beazley Insurance Designated Activity Company (Beazley Ins DAC) (Ireland) and Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. (BICI) (Farmington, CT). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Concurrently, A.M. Best has commented that the ratings of Lloyd’s Syndicate 2623, Lloyd’s Syndicate 623, Lloyd’s Syndicate 3623 and Lloyd’s Syndicate 3622 (the syndicates) remain unchanged.

  • Reuters6 months ago

    Beazley ups catastrophe profit impact to $175 million

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (BEZG.L) on Thursday increased the expected second-half pretax profit hit from natural catastrophes by $25 million (19 million pounds) to $175 million (133.10 million pounds)as a result of wildfires in California. Beazley said it faced $200-300 million in insured losses, net of reinsurance, from natural catastrophes in the second half of 2017, which at the mid-point would have a $175 million negative impact on pretax profit. The insurer, which posted pretax profits of $293.2 million in 2016, said in Sept 2017 it estimated a hit of $150 million from hurricanes and earthquakes.

  • Reuters - UK Focus6 months ago

    Beazley ups catastrophe profit impact to $175 mln

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (LSE: 31740399.L - news) on Thursday increased the expected second-half pretax profit hit from natural catastrophes by $25 million to $175 million as a result of wildfires in California. Beazley (LSE: BEZ.L - news) said it faced $200-300 million in insured losses, net of reinsurance, from natural catastrophes in the second half of 2017, which at the mid-point would have a $175 million negative impact on pretax profit. The insurer, which posted pretax profits of $293.2 million in 2016, said in Sept 2017 it estimated a hit of $150 million from hurricanes and earthquakes.

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 months ago

    Beazley expects $150 mln hit to profits from hurricanes, Mexican earthquakes

    Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley (LSE: 31740399.L - news) said on Friday it reckoned that its losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the Caribbean and southern United States and a series of earthquakes in Mexico would reduce its 2017 earnings by about $150 million. Beazley (LSE: BEZ.L - news) said early indications pointed to an aggregate net cost from the hurricanes and earthquakes of between $175-$275 million. Beazley's shares, however, were up 3.5 percent at 475.8 pence at 0807 GMT, valuing the company at nearly 2.5 billion pounds, with analysts having earlier pointed to a much bigger loss.

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    Ex-divs to take 2.35 points off FTSE 100 on Aug. 3

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    MORNING BID EUROPE-Poland: more trouble down the line for EU

    Tens of thousands of Poles came out last night to protest against a new law allowing politicians to appoint Supreme Court judges, but despite that and an EU warning that it undermines the rule of law, ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 months ago

    Beazley gets authorisation for Dublin-based insurance company

    Specialist insurer Beazley said on Wednesday it had received approval to convert its Dublin-based reinsurance company into an insurance company, as part of its European expansion plan. Beazley said the ...

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