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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VR. The highest price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 24.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, which equates to a potential downside of 4.96 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4.8 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -9.6 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.48 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of VR is 6.

In the last 52-weeks, VR has achieved a high of 58.76 and a low of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion. VR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.