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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VR. The most optimistic price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 24.05 percent. The lowest 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.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4.8 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VR to grow at a rate of 2.48 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

VR has traded between a high of 58.76 and a low of 47.91 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.37 percent, and 10.82 percent below the 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 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.