How Does XL Group Ltd (XL) Stack Up Right Now?

XL Group Ltd (XL) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Property & Casualty Insurance. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $35.16, down from yesterday’s close by -0.59%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

XL Group Ltd (XL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $9.05 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.14 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.04 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.63 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.51% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, XL Group Ltd recorded a 52-week high of $47.27. It is now trading 12.11% off that level. The stock is trading $38.42 its 50-day moving average by 3.26%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $34.92.

In recent action, XL Group Ltd (XL) has made a move of -9.43% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 6.00% with $253.93 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of XL.

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