Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday
Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) is set to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 25th.
Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The insurance provider reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.10. Validus Holdings had a net margin of 11.81% and a return on equity of 7.75%. The company had revenue of $675.27 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $922.84 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. On average, analysts expect Validus Holdings to post $0.3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4.05 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE VR) opened at 51.88 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $4.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.31 and a beta of 0.65. Validus Holdings, Ltd. has a 52 week low of $41.15 and a 52 week high of $58.76. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.33 and a 200 day moving average of $52.06.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Validus Holdings’s payout ratio is 41.87%.
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Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Validus Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine raised Validus Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Validus Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $55.00 target price on Validus Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their target price on Validus Holdings from $57.00 to $53.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.17.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Validus Holdings stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in shares of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) by 10.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,382 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 219 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ‘s holdings in Validus Holdings were worth $124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors own 93.51% of the company’s stock.
Validus Holdings Company Profile
Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World and AlphaCat. Validus Re is a Bermuda-based reinsurance segment focused treaty reinsurance. Validus Re concentrates on first-party property and other reinsurance risks. Talbot is a specialty insurance segment operating within the Lloyd’s insurance market through Syndicate 1183.
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