Renaissancere Holdings Ltd (RNR) Hold Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts at KBW; With $139.0 Target; Shorts at Boot Barn Holdings (BOOT) Lowered By 10.96%

December 7, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Among 14 analysts covering RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. RenaissanceRe has $165.0 highest and $115 lowest target. $141’s average target is 10.03% above currents $128.15 stock price. RenaissanceRe had 25 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Monday, November 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 21 by Deutsche Bank. Buckingham Research initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 11 report. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Thursday, November 2. The stock of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, November 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Wells Fargo. Citigroup maintained RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) on Friday, April 8 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 22 report.

Boot Barn Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:BOOT) had a decrease of 10.96% in short interest. BOOT’s SI was 5.59M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 10.96% from 6.28 million shares previously. With 304,000 avg volume, 18 days are for Boot Barn Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:BOOT)’s short sellers to cover BOOT’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.33% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $14.8. About 361,583 shares traded. Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BOOT) has risen 24.96% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.26% the S&P500.

Analysts await RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $2.72 earnings per share, down 6.85% or $0.20 from last year’s $2.92 per share. RNR’s profit will be $108.88M for 11.78 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $-13.81 actual earnings per share reported by RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -119.70% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.92% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $128.15. About 399,477 shares traded. RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) has risen 20.88% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 18 investors sold RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 36.28 million shares or 1.23% less from 36.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.03% invested in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) for 79,650 shares. 114,175 were reported by Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher &. The Minnesota-based Nepsis Cap Mgmt has invested 3.03% in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR). Comerica Bank holds 0.03% or 32,115 shares. Stifel Fincl Corporation has invested 0% in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR). Arizona State Retirement holds 36,800 shares. Ls Inv Ltd Liability stated it has 0.05% in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR). Breton Hill Capital Limited holds 0.18% or 7,059 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corp holds 692,497 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0.01% invested in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) for 9,858 shares. Advisory Svcs Networks Limited Liability holds 0.01% in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) or 369 shares. 89,874 are owned by Lsv Asset Management. 106 are held by Thompson Davis & Incorporated. Caxton Assoc Ltd Partnership has 5,019 shares. 12,380 were accumulated by Arga Inv Mgmt Ltd Partnership.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.13 billion. The firm operates through Property, and Casualty and Specialty divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The Property segment writes property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance contracts to insure insurance and reinsurance companies against natural and man-made catastrophes, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis, as well as claims arising from other natural and man-made catastrophes comprising winter storms, freezes, floods, fires, windstorms, tornadoes, explosions, and acts of terrorism; and other property class of products, including proportional reinsurance, property per risk, property reinsurance, and binding facilities and regional U.S. multi-line reinsurance.

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc., a lifestyle retail chain, operates specialty retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $394.68 million. The companyÂ’s specialty retail stores offer western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, ladies, and kids. It has a 26.52 P/E ratio. It offers boots, shirts, jackets, hats, belts and belt buckles, western-style jewelry, rugged footwear, outerwear, overalls, denim, and flame-resistant and high-visibility clothing.

Among 11 analysts covering Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Boot Barn Holdings had 35 analyst reports since September 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Neutral” on Friday, September 9. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, February 1. Piper Jaffray maintained Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BOOT) rating on Wednesday, September 30. Piper Jaffray has “Overweight” rating and $29.0 target. Citigroup initiated the shares of BOOT in report on Wednesday, October 7 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, May 20 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Friday, April 8. The stock of Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BOOT) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, April 7.

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