Does Validus Holdings LTD.HARES (NYSE:VR) Have Gas After Even More Sellers Involved?

June 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.17, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 56 investors sold Validus Holdings, Ltd. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 60.91 million shares or 19.41% less from 75.58 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Stratos Wealth Prtn Limited, Ohio-based fund reported 5 shares. Citigroup Inc has 733,737 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Kellner Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 153,000 shares or 6.32% of all its holdings. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc reported 371 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs invested 0.01% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Stevens Capital Mngmt Lp invested in 7,416 shares. Magnetar Lc holds 2.85M shares. Jefferies Group Inc Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 5,918 shares. Cadence Capital Management Llc reported 15,618 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 300 shares. Northern Trust Corp holds 664,881 shares. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insur has 0% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 2,233 shares. Victory Cap Mgmt holds 1.68 million shares. Virtu Ltd Llc owns 4,738 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Aqr Capital Mngmt reported 0% stake.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $3.55 million activity. 10,000 Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) shares with value of $677,000 were sold by Carpenter Michael E.A..

The stock of Validus Holdings LTD.HARES (NYSE:VR) registered an increase of 19.07% in short interest. VR’s total short interest was 2.23 million shares in June as published by FINRA. Its up 19.07% from 1.87 million shares, reported previously. With 578,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their VR’s short positions. The short interest to Validus Holdings LTD.HARES’s float is 2.96%.

The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $67.86. About 74,779 shares traded. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 26.41% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.84% the S&P500.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.57 billion. It operates through four divisions: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World, and AlphaCat. It currently has negative earnings. The Validus Re segment offers treaty reinsurance products, such as property catastrophe, property per risk, and property pro rata reinsurance; marine reinsurance; and other lines of business, including aerospace and aviation, accident and health, agriculture, casualty, composite, contingency, crisis management, financial, life, technical, terrorism, trade credit, and workers?? compensation lines.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Validus Holdings has $55.0 highest and $50.0 lowest target. $52.50’s average target is -22.63% below currents $67.86 stock price. Validus Holdings had 6 analyst reports since January 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Hold”. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Buckingham Research. Wood downgraded Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Tuesday, January 23 to “Market Perform” rating.

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