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.

Several price targets were given for VR by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 65, implying a possible profit of 24.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 55, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.27 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -9.6 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

VR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VR has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high. 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 market cap of VR is $4.19 billion. VR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.