Analyst Ratings for Validus Holdings Ltd. (VR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Validus Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:VR) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, VR was issued an average rating of Overweight.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave VR a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying potential capital gains of 24.05 percent. The lowest price target was 55, implying potential capital losses of 4.96 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -7.27 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.98 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -4.8 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.6 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of VR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.48 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of VR is 6.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VR hit 58.76 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 47.91. Today's price is 9.37 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.82 percent lower than its 52-week high. VR has a price/earnings ratio of 14.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VR value stock report compares VR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VR is $4.19 billion. VR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.