Goldman Sachs Downgrades XL Group plc (XL) to Sell

May 21, 2012 7:00 AM EDT
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Goldman Sachs downgraded XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) from Neutral to Sell with a price target of $21 (down from $22).

The firm said the comapny's professional liability-heavy book, along with the ramp in hiring last year, will make it difficult to see margin expansion despite a moderate improvement in pricing. They belive margin improvement at XL will lag peers with a lower expense load or and better books of business.

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Shares of XL Group plc closed at $20.35 yesterday.

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