Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Axis Capital Holdings LTD (NYSE:AXS) Quarterly Sentiment Change Report


During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.78 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Axis Capital will post -2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Bank Of Mellon reported 0.01% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). The firm has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, November 20. UBS downgraded it to "Sell" rating and $61 target in Monday, January 9 report. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, October 12 report. Moreover, Cipher Capital Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 2. They set a "neutral" rating and a $58.00 price target on the stock.

Gradient Investments Llc increased Fnb Corp Pa (FNB) stake by 7.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Finally, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC grew its stake in shares of Axis Capital by 23.8% during the 3rd quarter. Terex Corp New now has $4.10B valuation. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd now owns 80,116 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $5,180,000 after acquiring an additional 4,554 shares in the last quarter. About 1.78M shares traded or 47.86% up from the average. Constellium N.V (NYSE:CSTM) has risen 20.46% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.83% the S&P500. Goldman Sachs downgraded AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) on Tuesday, November 15 to "Sell" rating. Therefore 67% are positive.

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AXIS Capital Holdings Limited is a holding company. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with "Hold". The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, March 16. The rating was upgraded by UBS to "Hold" on Thursday, January 11. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.73. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Friday, July 22. 1,349 are owned by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Ims reported 7,760 shares. AMG Funds LLC now owns 21,193 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $1,370,000 after purchasing an additional 82 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced Sba Communications Corp New stake by 4,259 shares and now owns 31,112 shares. Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) was reduced too. Its down 0.05, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. 29 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. Aperio Grp Inc Lc holds 60,239 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And invested in 0% or 300 shares. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 1.84 million shares. The company has a current ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability Company, a Virginia-based fund reported 217,326 shares. $2,298 worth of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) shares were bought by HENRY BRIAN J. South Dakota Invest Council invested 0.01% of its portfolio in F.N.B. Kemnay Advisory Services Inc stated it has 0.35% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Centurylink Inv Mngmt holds 22,385 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Shares for $494,000 were sold by FEARON MATTHEW. With an institutional ownership near 93.8%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of -3.07. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 75,921 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $4,351,000 after buying an additional 51,180 shares during the period. The corporation has a market cap of US$202.85 Billion. It operates through two divisions, Insurance and Reinsurance. It now has negative earnings. The Insurance segment offers property insurance for commercial buildings, residential premises, construction projects, and onshore energy installations; marine insurance covering offshore energy, cargo, liability, recreational marine, fine art, specie, hull, and war; and terrorism, aviation, credit and political risk, and liability insurance.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.31, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold AXS shares while 84 reduced holdings. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has 9,598 shares. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) for 6,808 shares.

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Dimensional Fund Lp reported 0.06% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). The insurance provider reported ($5.35) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($5.34) by ($0.01). Finally, Magnetar Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Axis Capital during the third quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Also, the number of investment managers holding Axis Capital Holdings LTD in their top 10 holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number. Principal Fincl Group Inc Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Qs Investors Lc reported 62 shares. Missouri-based Scout Invs Inc has invested 0.17% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in Axis Capital Holdings Limited by 2.4% in the second quarter. Eaton Vance has 0% invested in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS).

Shares of Axis Capital (AXS) opened at $49.42 on Friday. 50,626 are held by Signaturefd Limited Liability.

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The stock increased 0.92% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $49.56. The company's stock had a trading volume of 968,856 shares, compared to its average volume of 849,518. It has outperformed by 0.85% the S&P500.

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