Brooks Pennington, Central Garden & Pet Company (CENT)’s insider Unloaded 5,181 Shares; 2 Bullish Analysts Covering Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR)

May 18, 2018 - By Ina Campbell

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

Among 9 analysts covering Validus Holdings (NYSE:VR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Validus Holdings had 20 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Monday, January 22 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Deutsche Bank. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. On Tuesday, February 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral”. Wood maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 28 report. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by JMP Securities. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, September 23. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by JP Morgan. The stock of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, October 30. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of VR in report on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. See Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) latest ratings:

13/02/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
30/01/2018 Broker: JMP Securities Rating: Hold Downgrade
22/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold Downgrade
23/01/2018 Broker: Wood Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
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

More news for Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on NewMarket, MSG Networks, Iridium Communications, ACI Worldwide ..” on May 02, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For May 7, 2018” and published on May 07, 2018 is yet another important article.

The stock increased 1.78% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $40.49. About 68,456 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) has risen 13.84% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 29.03% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.62 per share. CENT’s profit will be $39.58 million for 12.65 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Central Garden & Pet Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.98% negative EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Central Garden & Pet Company has $5000 highest and $15 lowest target. $40.14’s average target is -0.86% below currents $40.49 stock price. Central Garden & Pet Company had 15 analyst reports since December 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Hold” on Monday, October 16. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, March 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by C.L. King given on Friday, July 7. On Thursday, June 16 the stock rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 23. As per Monday, February 22, the company rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by CL King on Friday, December 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold Central Garden & Pet Company shares while 44 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 9.92 million shares or 0.42% less from 9.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Panagora Asset Management holds 0.01% or 51,358 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 898 shares or 0% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement reported 16,650 shares. The Massachusetts-based Fmr Llc has invested 0% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). State Bank Of America De has 29,368 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Foundry Prtnrs Lc invested in 42,435 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested in 541 shares. Voya Investment Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) for 16,288 shares. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Diker Management Ltd Company has invested 0.56% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Axiom Invsts Ltd Liability De invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Principal Grp Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT). Tower Rech Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) stated it has 3,968 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 sales for $5.48 million activity. Machek Howard sold $228,060 worth of stock. $427,533 worth of stock was sold by Ranelli John on Saturday, February 24. Another trade for 7,119 shares valued at $276,050 was made by LAHANAS NICHOLAS on Monday, December 11. Shares for $73,240 were sold by Colligan Thomas J on Friday, May 11. Yuhas George A. had sold 8,351 shares worth $309,259 on Friday, February 16. $597,323 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) was sold by Reed Michael A on Thursday, May 10. $354,744 worth of Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT) was sold by PENNINGTON BROOKS III on Wednesday, January 10.

Central Garden & Pet Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets products for the pet, and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.00 billion. It operates through two divisions, Pet and Garden. It has a 21.65 P/E ratio. The Pet segment supplies products for dogs and cats comprising edible bones, edible and non-edible chews, rawhide, dog and cat food and treats, toys, pet carriers, grooming supplies, and other accessories; and food, cages and habitats, toys, chews, and related accessories for birds, small animals, and specialty pets.

Sale totalling roughly $195,022 U.S. Dollars was published in a document submitted to the SEC on May 17, 2018. According to which, Brooks Pennington, the director of Central Garden & Pet Co also an insider of the California-based Central Garden & Pet Co had sold a total of 5,181 shares – ( at $37.6 per each share ). He owns 0.44% of the -company’s market cap or 216,128 shares.

More news for Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) were recently published by: Gurufocus.com, which released: “John Paulson Establishes 8 New Positions in 1st Quarter” on May 17, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Paulson’s 13F Shows New Stake in Goldcorp (GG), Increase in Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB) (more…)” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.54 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 increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 29 investors sold Validus Holdings, Ltd. shares while 78 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 75.58 million shares or 2.07% more from 74.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commonwealth Bankshares Of Australia holds 18,415 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Company Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Wells Fargo Communications Mn, California-based fund reported 1.75M shares. Zweig holds 39,239 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Ameriprise owns 175,082 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Monarch Prtn Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 58,514 shares. Washington-based Parametric Associate Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 1.85 million shares. Envestnet Asset reported 0% stake. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Com owns 66,515 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Com has 2.63 million shares. United Automobile Association holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 141,000 shares. Legal & General Group Public Ltd reported 83,969 shares. First Personal Finance Svcs holds 196 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Qs Lc reported 9,731 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $3.87 million activity. 10,000 Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) shares with value of $677,000 were sold by Carpenter Michael E.A.. Driscoll Kean sold $463,581 worth of stock or 6,875 shares.

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $67.5. About 347,703 shares traded. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 21.21% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.66% the S&P500.

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