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Insider Trading Alert - VR, IBKR And WMB Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 6, 2014, 78 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $704.00 to $5,552,766.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Kudera Andrew E., who is EVP, Chief Actuary at Validus Holdings, sold 6,500 shares at $36.52 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Actuary owned 50,587 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.39% with the 6,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.78, up $0.26, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,276
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,552
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,552

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 540,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 8.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, and Talbot. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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