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Arch Capital Positioned for Growth Regardless of Storm Season, Says Wells Fargo

By Don Francis, Editor
July 30, 2023 6:56 AM UTC
Arch Capital Positioned for Growth Regardless of Storm Season, Says Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's Elyse Greenspan raised their price target on Arch Capital Group Ltd (NASDAQ: ACGL) by 2.22% from $90.00 to $92.00 on 2023/07/28. The analyst maintained their Strong Buy rating on the stock.

According to Greenspan's assessment, Arch Capital "aced" the second quarter of 2023. This positive sentiment was based on a review of the company's 2023/07/26 financial report and participation in the earnings call. Greenspan highlighted that Arch Capital's management provided one of the most optimistic guidance among Insurance sector names.

Furthermore, Wells Fargo believes that Arch Capital is well-positioned to show good growth regardless of whether there is an active or inactive storm season. This positive outlook demonstrates the confidence in the company's ability to perform consistently.

In addition to Wells Fargo's rating, Barclays analyst Tracy Benguigui also issued an update on ACGL on 2023/07/28. Benguigui increased their price target by 10.84% and maintained their Strong Buy rating on the stock. This aligns with Wells Fargo's assessment of the company's strong prospects.

Currently, 57.14% of top-rated analysts rate ACGL as a Strong Buy, while 42.86% consider it a Buy. No analysts see it as a Hold, and there are no recommendations to sell the stock. This indicates a general consensus among analysts that Arch Capital is a favorable investment.

Analysts predict that Arch Capital's upcoming year will deliver earnings per share (EPS) of $5.48. If the analysts' forecasts hold true, this would represent a 3.01% increase in yearly EPS on a year-over-year basis.

When comparing ACGL's stock performance, it is evident that the company has seen significant growth. Since its last quarterly report, the stock price has surged by 179.94%. On a year-over-year basis, the stock has increased by 79.92%. These impressive gains outpace the performance of the S&P 500, which has grown by a modest 13.88% during the same period.

It is worth noting that Wells Fargo analyst Elyse Greenspan is highly regarded within Wall Street. Ranked in the top 4% out of 4,285 Wall Street analysts by WallStreetZen, Greenspan has an average return of 8.98% and an impressive win rate of 61.41%. Specializing in the Financial Services sector, this further adds credibility to their assessment of Arch Capital's potential.

Arch Capital Group Ltd. operates as an insurance, reinsurance, and mortgage insurance provider globally. The company's various segments offer a wide range of insurance products, including casualty coverages, directors' and officers' liability, property insurance, and reinsurance services. Arch Capital markets its products through licensed independent retail and wholesale brokers, ensuring a broad distribution network.

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