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.

VR was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 65, implying potential capital gains of 24.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, which equates to a potential downside 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.98 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -4.8 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

VR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.37 percent, and below the high by 10.82 percent. VR has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion. VR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.