Validus Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:VR) Director Jean-Marie Nessi sold 4,883 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $268,223.19. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Validus Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:VR) opened at 55.11 on Wednesday. Validus Holdings Ltd. has a one year low of $41.73 and a one year high of $55.40. The stock has a market cap of $4.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 0.52. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $52.01 and a 200-day moving average of $49.72.

Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. The business earned $327.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $593.74 million. Validus Holdings had a net margin of 17.54% and a return on equity of 9.27%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Validus Holdings Ltd. will post $3.88 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be given a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 13th. Validus Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.78%.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. M&R Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Validus Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $104,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new stake in shares of Validus Holdings during the third quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Validus Holdings by 12.1% in the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,627 shares of the company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the period. KBC Group NV boosted its stake in shares of Validus Holdings by 61.2% in the third quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 3,722 shares of the company’s stock valued at $185,000 after buying an additional 1,413 shares during the period. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of Validus Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $200,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.57% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Validus Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th.

Validus Holdings Company Profile

Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through four operating segments: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World and AlphaCat. Validus Re is a Bermuda-based reinsurance segment focused treaty reinsurance. AlphaCat is an investment advisor managing capital from third parties and the Company in insurance linked securities and other investments in the property catastrophe reinsurance space.

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