Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) Upgraded at ValuEngine

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13 September, 2017

Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) had its target price raised to $52.00 by Buckingham Research in a report released 09/11/2017. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 2.36% and Weekly Volatility of 6.27%.

Validus Holdings, Ltd.is a holding company.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VR. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Validus Holdings by 197.3% in the 2nd quarter. The business's revenue was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. KBC Group NV boosted its position in shares of Validus Holdings by 61.2% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,655,977 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $86,061,000 after acquiring an additional 1,072,405 shares during the last quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Validus Holdings by 84.0% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Validus Holdings by 33.0% during the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,370,761 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $133,687,000 after acquiring an additional 588,594 shares during the last quarter.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR)'s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 40.14.

Validus Holdings, Ltd.is a holding company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock.

Among 7 analysts covering Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Lazard Asset Management Ltd stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). If you are viewing this news story on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright legislation.

Looking further out, over the past twelve months, Validus Holdings, Ltd.'s stock was -4.40% and -7.84% over the last quarter and -14.92% for the past six months. 5,000 shares were sold by Grayson Matthew J. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. Institutional owners hold 98.90% stake in the company, while insiders ownership held at 3.10%. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Boisvert Patrick had sold 1,000 shares worth $53,400 on Thursday, June 1.

Since March 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $3.96 million activity. Using volume to analyze stocks can bolster profits and also reduce risk. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -6.63% and stays -9.15% away from its 50 days moving average.

Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. (NYSE:VR) opened at 44.02 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion, a PE ratio of 11.40 and a beta of 0.56. Validus Holdings, Ltd. has a 52-week low of 41.15 and a 52-week high of 58.76. The stock closing price is now trading downward to its 50 day moving average with change of -15.29%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -13.47% and behind its 200 day moving average with value -19.26%.

07/08/2015 - Validus Holdings, Ltd. was upgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Goldman Sachs. The company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $675.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $922.84 million. Validus Holdings had a return on equity of 7.75% and a net margin of 11.81%. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 13th. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 3.45%. Validus Holdings had 8 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The Company conducts its operations through four operating segments: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World and AlphaCat.


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