Axis Capital Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AXS -- USA Stock  

USD 65.14  0.01  0.0153%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Axis Capital Holdings Limited is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Axis Capital buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AXS positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Axis Capital Holdings available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from AXS buy-and-hold prospective. Check also Axis Capital Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon Axis Capital Holdings Limited has a risk adjusted performance of 0.1843, jensen alpha of 0.2121, total risk alpha of 0.255, sortino ratio of 0.255 and treynor ratio of 0.6227
Macroaxis provides unbiased buy, hold, or sell recommendation on Axis Capital Holdings that should be used to complement current analysts and expert consensus on Axis Capital Holdings Limited. Our buy or sell advice engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Axis Capital is not overpriced, please confirm all Axis Capital Holdings fundamentals including its Total Debt, Market Capitalization and the relationship between Gross Profit and Short Ratio . Given that Axis Capital Holdings has Number of Shares Shorted of 1.25M, we suggest you validate Axis Capital Holdings Limited market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Axis Capital Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

The company has 1.52B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 27.3 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. Axis Capital Holdings has Current Ratio of 0.59 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
AXIS CAP HLDGS LT has about 744.88M in cash with (39.72M) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 8.87.
Over 92.0% of Axis Capital shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

Axis Capital current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price68.00
Target Mean Price67.44
Recommendation Mean2.40
Target High Price75.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions9
Target Low Price58.00

Axis Capital Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.21Value At Risk1.89
Potential Upside1.95Standard Deviation1.03
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares8.2 M491.6 M
Price T Rowe Associates IncCommon Shares6.3 M377.7 M
Pzena Investment Management LlcCommon Shares4.7 M278.3 M
Blackrock IncCommon Shares4.1 M244.9 M
Vulcan Value Partners LlcCommon Shares3.8 M223.9 M
Lord Abbett Co LlcCommon Shares3.4 M200.9 M
Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss LlcCommon Shares2.7 M161.4 M

Axis Capital Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.31
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.24

Axis Capital Volatility Alert

Axis Capital Holdings Limited has low volatility with Treynor Ratio of 0.62, Maximum Drawdown of 5.82 and kurtosis of 3.08. However, we advice all investors to further analyze Axis Capital Holdings Limited to make certain all market information is desiminated and is consistent with the current expectations about Axis Capital upside potential.
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Axis Capital Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAxis CapitalPeer Average
Return On Equity2.81% (0.31)%
Return On Asset0.55% (0.14)%
Profit Margin2.97% (1.27)%
Operating Margin4.97% (5.51)%
Current Valuation7.5B16.62B
Shares Outstanding83.94M571.82M
Shares Owned by Insiders2.52% 10.09%
Shares Owned by Institutions92.48% 39.21%
Number of Shares Shorted1.25M4.71M
Price to Earning49.64X28.72X
Price to Book1.14X9.51X
Price to Sales1.06X11.42X
Gross Profit758.95M27.38B
Net Income109.5M570.98M
Cash and Equivalents744.88M2.7B
Cash per Share8.87X5.01X
Total Debt1.52B5.32B
Debt to Equity27.30% 48.70%
Current Ratio0.60X2.16X
Book Value Per Share57.08X1.93K
Cash Flow from Operations(39.72M)971.22M
Short Ratio2.93X4.00X
Earnings Per Share1.31X3.12X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.37X4.89X
Number of Employees1.57K18.84K
Market Capitalization5.45B19.03B
Total Asset19.98B29.47B
Retained Earnings2.33B9.33B
Z Score1.88.72
Five Year Return2.45%
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