XL Group (XL) Got Lower KBW Rating And $57.6 Target; 0 Bullish Analysts Covering Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (BW)

March 9, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Among 16 analysts covering XL Group Plc (NYSE:XL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. XL Group Plc has $5300 highest and $30 lowest target. $42.41’s average target is -24.00% below currents $55.8 stock price. XL Group Plc had 46 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of XL in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) rating on Friday, December 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $46.0 target. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 22 report. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by Barclays Capital. Goldman Sachs upgraded XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $44 target. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by Bruyette & Woods;KBW; KBW”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, February 9. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, October 2. The stock of XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27.

Among 4 analysts covering Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises had 8 analyst reports since December 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, March 1, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 19. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 13. UBS downgraded Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) on Monday, August 14 to “Neutral” rating. On Friday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform”. See Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) latest ratings:

19/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. provides fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment for the power and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $271.56 million. The Company’s Power segment offers boiler cleaning and material handling equipment; supercritical, subcritical, fluidized bed, chemical recovery, industrial power, package, and waste heat boilers, as well as heat recovery steam generators; and air pollution control products and related equipment, such as carbon dioxide capture and sequestration technologies, wet and dry flue gas desulfurization systems, catalytic and non-catalytic nitrogen oxides reduction systems, low nitrogen oxides burners and overfire air systems, fabric filter baghouses, wet and dry electrostatic precipitators, mercury control systems, and dry sorbent injection for acid gas mitigation. It currently has negative earnings. This segment also offers replacement parts, retrofit and upgrade projects, fuel switching and repowering projects, and training programs; and field technical, construction and maintenance, start-up and commissioning, and plant activities and maintenance services.

The stock increased 3.53% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $6.16. About 2.63 million shares traded or 81.08% up from the average. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) has declined 50.61% since March 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.31% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to Infinity in 2017 Q3. Its up Infinity, from 0.5 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 0 investors sold XL Group Ltd shares while 2 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 50,724 shares or 20.55% less from 63,846 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cibc World Markets holds 0.01% or 37,572 shares in its portfolio. Focused Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL). Green Square Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 12,710 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.01% in XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL).

Analysts await XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.97 EPS, up 94.00% or $0.47 from last year’s $0.5 per share. XL’s profit will be $249.96 million for 14.38 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by XL Group Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 115.56% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $55.8. About 11.03 million shares traded or 108.06% up from the average. XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) has risen 21.70% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $8.58 million activity. 70,000 shares were sold by Cross Susan Lee, worth $2.82 million on Wednesday, February 7. Romann Gould Kirstin sold $2.68M worth of stock or 62,290 shares. 35,000 XL Group Ltd (NYSE:XL) shares with value of $1.40 million were sold by Hendrick Gregory. The insider Robb Stephen sold $800,000. Shares for $98,686 were sold by Vereker John KCB.

XL Group Ltd, through its subsidiaries, operates as an insurance and reinsurance firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.38 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Insurance and Reinsurance. It currently has negative earnings. The Insurance segment offers casualty programs comprising primary and excess casualty, environmental liability, and excess and surplus lines; energy, property, and construction insurance; professional lines, such as directors??, officers?? liability, errors and omissions, employment practices, crime, fiduciary, technology, and cyber liability coverages; and specialty lines, including the aviation and satellite, marine, fine art and specie, equine, livestock and aquaculture, crisis management, political risk, trade credit and life, and accident and health insurance products.

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