Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) Rating Increased to Buy at ValuEngine

JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Moreover, Glenmede Comm Na has 0% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). The target implies a -1.15% decrease from where the shares are now trading. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 10.50% since September 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500. The value of the investment in VR increased from $2,162,000 to $7,082,000 increasing 227.6% for the reporting period. Beach Investment Counsel Inc acquired 87,891 shares as Anheuser (BUD)'s stock rose 8.45%. The value of the total investment in Validus Holdings, Ltd. increased from $222,000 to $2,241,000 increasing 909.5% since the last quarter. Blackbaud Inc Com now has $4.03B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.08 on September 19, reaching $120.09. The insurance provider reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.10. Bilsby Peter Anthony also sold $84,300 worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Wednesday, March 22. PNC Financial Services had 62 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) earned "Hold" rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, October 20. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $52.00 price objective for the company. The stock of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 5 by Susquehanna. On Tuesday, February 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral". Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,655,977 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $86,061,000 after acquiring an additional 1,072,405 shares during the last quarter. Jackson Square Partners Llc acquired 176,696 shares as Blackbaud Inc Com (BLKB)'s stock rose 9.41%. Finemark Bancorporation And owns 173 shares. Dollar Gen Corp New Com (NYSE:DG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.07, from 1.35 in 2016Q3. 61 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. 390.56 million shares or 0.68% more from 387.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Raymond James Na holds 0.06% or 7,463 shares. Leavell Invest reported 0.25% in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD). The original version of this report can be accessed at Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Clinton Grp Inc Inc accumulated 5,720 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Art Advsrs Limited Liability Company owns 41,000 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Blackrock has 3,939 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Loomis Sayles Co LP holds 0% or 420 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Gru, a Australia-based fund reported 695,598 shares. Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 98 shares. On average, analysts forecast that Validus Holdings will post $4.15 EPS for the current fiscal year. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.22%. This translates into $60.24 million profit for VR giving the stock a 16.18 P/E.

A total of 8 equity analysts have released a research note on VR. zero equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, four equity analysts rating the company a buy, six equity analysts rating the company a hold, zero equity analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero equity analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $48.50. Therefore 38% are positive. The New York-based Quantbot Tech L P has invested 0.05% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17 with "Hold". The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by JP Morgan. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 2 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold" on Friday, June 2. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on shares of Validus Holdings in a report on Monday, September 11th.

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