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What: Aspen Insurance Holdings
So What: Aspen's quarterly operating profit plunged 45% from this time last year, as the company displayed weakness in its reinsurance business. Aspen wasn't alone in disappointing investors; Allstate
Now What: Sometimes misery loves company in industry sectors; that seems to be the case for Aspen and some of its peers. After such a drubbing, and with a single-digit price-to-earnings ratio, this stock may now be more enticing to investors. However, it's important to weigh whether its growth will remain challenged for a while. In that case, there's no hurry to snap up shares of the insurer.
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