Aviance Capital Management Has Boosted The Home Depot (HD) Stake By $1.51 Million; 5 Analysts Are Bullish Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) Last Week

January 17, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Among 9 analysts covering Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Validus Holdings had 16 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood maintained Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Friday, April 28 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 23 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Monday, October 30. Buckingham Research initiated Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) rating on Monday, September 11. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $52.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Bank of America. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, February 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, May 2. See Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) latest ratings:

08/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0
04/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $55.0 Upgrade
30/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $48 New Target: $52 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
16/10/2017 Broker: Ltd. Common Shares Rating: Barclays New Target: $57 53
02/10/2017 Broker: Ltd. Common Shares Rating: Ubs New Target: $50 48
19/09/2017 Broker: Ltd. Common Shares Rating: Ubs New Target: $57 50
11/09/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Initiate
17/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain

Aviance Capital Management Llc increased The Home Depot Inc (HD) stake by 115.06% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Aviance Capital Management Llc acquired 9,236 shares as The Home Depot Inc (HD)’s stock rose 9.30%. The Aviance Capital Management Llc holds 17,263 shares with $2.82M value, up from 8,027 last quarter. The Home Depot Inc now has $232.94 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.62% or $3.17 during the last trading session, reaching $199.48. About 2.44M shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.65% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $317,350 activity. Driscoll Kean sold $317,350 worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Friday, December 15.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.86 billion. It operates through four divisions: Validus Re, Talbot, Western World, and AlphaCat. It currently has negative earnings. The Validus Re segment offers treaty reinsurance products, such as property catastrophe, property per risk, and property pro rata reinsurance; marine reinsurance; and other lines of business, including aerospace and aviation, accident and health, agriculture, casualty, composite, contingency, crisis management, financial, life, technical, terrorism, trade credit, and workersÂ’ compensation lines.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.42, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 41 investors sold Validus Holdings, Ltd. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 74.05 million shares or 0.50% more from 73.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California-based Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research has invested 0.05% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.03% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Systematic Fincl Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 204,916 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Commercial Bank has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Assetmark Incorporated owns 16 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Symphony Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 9,032 shares. Echo Street Cap Management Ltd Liability Company owns 102,973 shares. Bartlett & Ltd Liability Co reported 1,224 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Massachusetts-based Congress Asset Ma has invested 0.02% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Nationwide Fund Advisors has 0% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Breton Hill Capital Limited holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 5,391 shares. Cornerstone holds 2.85% or 330,468 shares. C V Starr & Inc has 40,001 shares for 9.16% of their portfolio. Centurylink Investment Mgmt has 0.28% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). First Tru Limited Partnership stated it has 671,053 shares.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $47.07. About 246,415 shares traded. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 10.50% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 59 investors sold HD shares while 562 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 796.24 million shares or 3.15% less from 822.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gw Henssler stated it has 20,962 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Moreover, Fulton Fincl Bank Na has 0.3% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 24,293 shares. 9,489 were accumulated by Aureus Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc. Clarkston Cap Partners Limited Com owns 2,096 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Parsons Cap Inc Ri invested in 50,945 shares. Stock Yards Retail Bank And Trust Commerce reported 2.13% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Monroe State Bank Mi stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Community Natl Bank Na invested in 0.18% or 9,813 shares. Douglass Winthrop Limited invested in 0.3% or 31,910 shares. Train Babcock Advisors Lc stated it has 4,823 shares. Novare Mngmt Ltd invested in 1.19% or 41,415 shares. Jfs Wealth Advisors Limited Liability holds 4,401 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Supplemental Annuity Collective Of Nj holds 16,000 shares. Cim Invest Mangement owns 8,615 shares. Cap World stated it has 69.41M shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity. Campbell Ann Marie had sold 10,717 shares worth $1.63 million on Wednesday, August 16. On Thursday, September 7 the insider Carey Matt sold $5.03M. Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold 10,916 shares worth $1.97M.

Among 33 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 16 to “Buy”. Atlantic Securities upgraded The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Tuesday, November 28 to “Overweight” rating. On Thursday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold” on Monday, August 17. Longbow maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 14 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $179.0 target in Monday, October 30 report. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 7 report. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, December 7 by Credit Suisse.

Aviance Capital Management Llc decreased Glaxosmithkline Plc Adr (NYSE:GSK) stake by 12,715 shares to 112,112 valued at $4.55 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ishares Core S&P 500 (IVV) stake by 58,101 shares and now owns 164,788 shares. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (NYSE:TSM) was reduced too.

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