White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

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XL Group now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $44.90. Royal Bank Of Canada's price target indicates a potential upside of 3.91% from the stock's current price.

A number of research firms have weighed in on XL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded XL Group from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. As of the end of the quarter Kbc Group Nv had sold 75 shares trimming its holdings by 48.4%. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of XL Group from $43.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 64,000 shares of company stock worth $1,169,040. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $44.90.

White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM) traded down 0.65% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $850.10. 101,730 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. XL Group Ltd. has a 12 month low of $32.81 and a 12 month high of $47.27. The firm has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 18.69 and a beta of 0.57.

The stock's 50 day moving average is 865.52 and its 200 day moving average is 880.87.

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OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE:OB) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The financial services provider reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $277.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $293.60 million. XL Group had a return on equity of 4.88% and a net margin of 7.53%. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.37 earnings per share. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $0.37 earnings per share.

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In other news, CEO T Michael Miller sold 30,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.55, for a total value of $135,565.65. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 57,525 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,422,953. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 13,863 shares of the company traded hands. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 22,911 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $913,000 after buying an additional 241 shares during the period.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in XL. White Mountains Insurance Group earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern's scale. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 174 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 23 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in White Mountains Insurance Group by 4.7% in the first quarter. The institutional investor owned 8,078 shares of the insurance provider's stock after buying an additional 526 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 17,212 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 299 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. now owns 12,288 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 819 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in XL Group by 19.9% in the second quarter. Kassirer Asset Management Corp owned 0.20% of OneBeacon Insurance Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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