Short Interest Coverage: Validus Holdings Limited (NYSE:VR) on Focus After Report of More Shorts

November 21, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Coverage: Validus Holdings Limited (NYSE:VR) on Focus After Report of More Shorts

The stock of Validus Holdings Limited (NYSE:VR) registered an increase of 14.6% in short interest. VR’s total short interest was 1.70 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 14.6% from 1.49M shares, reported previously. With 454,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their VR’s short positions. The short interest to Validus Holdings Limited’s float is 2.3%. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.35 on November 18, hitting $53.71. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 16.23% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.37% the S&P500.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.27 billion. The Firm conducts its activities through four operating divisions: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World and AlphaCat. It has a 10.62 P/E ratio. Validus Re is a Bermuda reinsurance segment focused treaty reinsurance.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.12, from 0.95 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 17 funds sold all Validus Holdings, Ltd. shares owned while 93 reduced positions. 24 funds bought stakes while 80 increased positions. They now own 71.29 million shares or 1.61% less from 72.46 million shares in 2016Q1.
Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Semper Augustus Invs Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Colorado-based fund reported 56,001 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Company has 0% invested in the company for 16,484 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv accumulated 0.04% or 1.08M shares. Bartlett Llc reported 2,724 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Martingale Asset Mngmt L P has 373,089 shares for 0.3% of their US portfolio. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 23,093 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corp holds 29,279 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Springbok Cap Ltd Llc accumulated 500 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, California Public Employees Retirement Sys has 0.02% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 253,850 shares. Suntrust Banks has 42,605 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advisors holds 200,724 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Analytic Invsts Ltd Liability Corp has 992,307 shares for 0.57% of their US portfolio. Amp Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 25,800 shares. Bokf Na accumulated 9,650 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $4.32 million net activity. Boisvert Patrick also sold $72,000 worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Monday, June 6. Carpenter Michael E.A. also sold $461,280 worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Tuesday, September 20. On Tuesday, November 15 the insider Driscoll Kean sold $220,875. $2.71M worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) was sold by Greenberg Jeffrey W. on Friday, September 16. Another trade for 12,481 shares valued at $640,525 was sold by Salam Romel.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 4 analysts covering Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. Validus Holdings has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, September 23. As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, May 2 report.

VR Company Profile

Validus Holdings, Ltd., incorporated on October 19, 2005, is a holding company. The Firm conducts its activities through four operating divisions: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World and AlphaCat. Validus Re is a Bermuda reinsurance segment focused treaty reinsurance. Talbot is a specialty insurance segment operating within the Lloyd’s insurance market through Syndicate 1183. Western World is a specialty excess and surplus lines insurance segment operating within the United States commercial market. AlphaCat is a Bermuda investment advisor, managing capital from third parties and the Company in insurance linked securities and other investments in the property catastrophe reinsurance space.

More important recent Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Announces Quarterly Dividends on Common and Preferred …” on November 16, 2016, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Announces $2.4 Billion of AlphaCat Assets under …”, Businesswire.com published: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Provides Initial Estimate of Losses From Tianjin …” on October 05, 2015. More interesting news about Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Announces Pricing of $150 Million Offering of …” with publication date: June 06, 2016.

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