Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Beazley Plc LSE:BEZ London Ordinary Share GB00BYQ0JC66 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.20 0.28% 426.80 1,723,742 16:35:02
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
427.40 427.80 433.60 424.80 426.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 1,988.01 201.85 33.63 12.5 2,234
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:33:04 O 18,671 428.548 GBX

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24/7/202005:05Beazley - Specialist Insurers596
26/7/201108:53Beazley Braves Gathered Storms-
25/5/201120:29Time to SELL!4
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Trade Time Trade Price Trade Size Trade Value Trade Type
2020-08-04 17:41:51428.5518,67180,014.20O
2020-08-04 17:33:04427.7913,52757,866.61O
2020-08-04 17:25:20427.797,05830,193.14O
2020-08-04 17:25:09427.792821,206.36O
2020-08-04 17:16:37426.809223,935.10O
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Beazley Daily Update: Beazley Plc is listed in the Nonlife Insurance sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BEZ. The last closing price for Beazley was 425.60p.
Beazley Plc has a 4 week average price of 402p and a 12 week average price of 317.60p.
The 1 year high share price is 634p while the 1 year low share price is currently 294.20p.
There are currently 523,353,340 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,424,842 shares. The market capitalisation of Beazley Plc is £2,233,672,055.12.
fadilz: Placing 15% - possibly answers your questions. Not sure whether this is distress or opportunity - I guess tomorrow's share price reaction will tell.
tournesol: Some years ago I was following Beazley with a view to buying when the time was right. I noticed that A Horton - the CEO - bought some shares in the open market for a price somewhere round 92-93p (from memory). I decided to follow in his slipstream and bought next day for about 89p. I was delighted that I paid less than he did. A matter of a few months later I sold at 120p for a very handsome profit in a very short time. I thought I'd done well. fast forward a few years and the shares are 500-600p. A cursory glance at the chart shows that the share price is on a steady upwards multi-year trajectory. I re-entered last year and topped up more recently. This time I'm holding for the long term not ducking out with a quick short term profit.
tournesol: It's obvious what's going on. Read the results. Look at the share price. Join the dots. FWIW I think there is a massive over-reaction to a forecast short term profit reduction. I have recently trebled my holding.
schofip: Don't know what is going on here. The share price is like a brides nighty.
bigalan3: I have invested in BEZ for the dividend and slow growth in the share price.
squintyflinty: At current share price the dividend yield is 7.64% . Amazing!
analyst008: Good set of results given the current climate. However everyone is looking over their shoulder as to who will be the next Insurance company to be taken over. These are the companies CEO and CFO's who are saying this at a recent dinner. After the Brit takeover, my hunch Beazley could possibly be the next one. I'm not saying that they are, but I can see more consolidation in this sector. Have been following the share price from £2.80 and just now hit £3.36, I reckon there might be further coverage from the analyst.
v11slr: 10% tax is deducted at source, so you will receive the net amount. This tax deduction can't be reclaimed. Whether you would be better selling before xd depends on the share price performance. Theoretically it should drop by the dividend amount but theory and practice are often widely apart. Then you have to factor in dealing costs and spread to replace the holding whether you buy back in BEZ or another share.
schofip: Advice needed I have never had a special dividend before. Normally when a company declares a dividend the share price falls by the value of the dividend when it goes ex dividend.Does the same thing happen with a special dividend as well. Also does anybody have a view regarding the director selling 1M shares at this time and what should shareholders make of it.
ialwayswinatmonopoly: The large transaction of shares mid-day is not a 'sell' - The software on ADVFN shows as a sell as it is identified and categorised automatically, based on the transaction price compared to the bid/offer prices at the time. If the transaction price is closer to the 'buy' then it will be recorded as a 'buy' and visa versa. This is normally accurate but with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions is when the market is very active and the price is bouncing around and the other is when the size of the transaction is extraordinarily large and the order has to be filled over a period of time or manually negotiated. The main reason, in my opinion for the recent hike is just the natural and healthy behaviour of the stock market. Trading was very thin when it made it's way from 268p to 236p and there aren't a lot of trades for the market makers to 'match' as trading pressures push the price back up. You will see on occasions today that the share price 'gapped' i.e., jumped up without any trades been transacted - this happens in shares where there is large price fluctuations over a short space of time (i.e., what has happened with BEZ over the last couple of weeks). From what I can see, the share price behaviour of BEZ is behaving very characteristically and if this continues it should hit circa 268p within the next few weeks. If the price 'bangs it's head' at this price then it will be bound by a rectangular formation of between 268p & 236p. A break through either of these prices will determine the next, long term direction of the share.
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