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As Validus Holdings LTD (VR) Stock Price Rose, Shareholder Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Decreased Position; Visionary Asset Management Trimmed Its Cf Inds Hldgs (CF) Position by $316,044 as Share Value Declined

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Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc decreased its stake in Validus Holdings Ltd (VR) by 6.28% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc sold 21,778 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.24% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 325,244 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $21.94M, down from 347,022 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc who had been investing in Validus Holdings Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.58B market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $67.9. About 267,950 shares traded. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 26.41% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.84% the S&P500. Some Historical VR News: 01/05/2018 – Validus Holding 1Q Reinsurance Premiums Ceded $376.3M; 21/04/2018 – DJ CARTER VALIDUS MISSION CRITICAL REI, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CZMR); 08/05/2018 – Validus Specialty and Business Risk Partners Offer New Admitted Management Liability Form; 01/05/2018 – VALIDUS 1Q OPER EPS 53C, EST. 97C; 15/05/2018 – Magnetar Financial Buys New 3.6% Position in Validus; 01/05/2018 – Validus Holding 1Q Adj EPS 53c; 25/04/2018 – Validus Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 22/03/2018 – VALIDUS SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING SERVICES . – PARTNERSHIP WITH EAGLE OCEAN AMERICA, A FULL-SERVICE INSURANCE FACILITY OPERATED BY EAGLE OCEAN AGENCIES; 14/05/2018 – Principal Financial Group Inc. Exits Position in Validus; 08/05/2018 – State Treasurer, State Of Michig Exits Position in Validus

Visionary Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc (CF) by 9.62% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Visionary Asset Management Inc sold 8,779 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 82,485 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.05M, down from 91,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Visionary Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.34B market cap company. The stock increased 1.75% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $44.31. About 3.12M shares traded or 18.78% up from the average. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has risen 48.31% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.74% the S&P500. Some Historical CF News: 27/04/2018 – CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend; 03/05/2018 – CF INDUSTRIES EXECUTIVES COMMENT ON EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL; 02/05/2018 – CF Industries 1Q Net $63M; 15/05/2018 – Adage Adds Microsemi, Exits CF Industries, Buys More GE: 13F; 10/05/2018 – CF Industries Presenting at Goldman Sachs Conference May 16; 27/04/2018 – China’s Fertilizer Shortage Giving Global Producers a Boost; 17/05/2018 – CF INDUSTRIES SAYS IRAN SANCTIONS COULD HAVE IMPACT ON UREA; 15/05/2018 – EMINENCE REDUCED CF, INXN, EFX, NEWR, GOOG IN 1Q: 13F; 09/05/2018 – CF Industries Holdings, Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences; 22/04/2018 – DJ CF Industries Holdings Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CF)

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. Buckingham Research initiated it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 4 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Tuesday, February 13. The company was maintained on Friday, June 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Wood downgraded the shares of VR in report on Tuesday, January 23 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Friday, September 23 to “Neutral”. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.17, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 56 investors sold VR shares while 74 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 60.91 million shares or 19.41% less from 75.58 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 35,000 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.15% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 37,276 shares. Stevens Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 7,416 shares. 9,831 are owned by Cna Corporation. Anderson Hoagland & holds 0.74% or 19,165 shares. Tower Capital Llc (Trc) owns 329 shares. Alpine Associates Management has 1.73M shares for 3.84% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Assoc Md accumulated 288,132 shares or 0% of the stock. 5,439 are held by Hsbc Holding Public Limited Com. Bankshares Of America Corporation De has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Moreover, Blackrock Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 3.53M shares. State Street accumulated 1.30 million shares. American International Grp Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 1,614 shares. Citigroup Inc owns 733,737 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 0% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR).

Analysts await Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.20 earnings per share, up 10.09% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.09 per share. VR’s profit will be $98.54 million for 14.15 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by Validus Holdings, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 126.42% EPS growth.

Petersen Flynn & Dinsmore Inc, which manages about $572.13M and $607.22M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) by 25,975 shares to 441,431 shares, valued at $15.84M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree Tr (DEM) by 12,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 381,765 shares, and has risen its stake in Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc (NYSE:SSD).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $3.55 million activity. Carpenter Michael E.A. sold $677,000 worth of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) on Monday, March 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 44 investors sold CF shares while 151 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 228.15 million shares or 0.61% less from 229.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Convergence Investment Prtn Ltd Liability owns 105,255 shares for 0.52% of their portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) or 2,513 shares. First Dallas Secs owns 11,109 shares. Nomura reported 524,367 shares. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.11% or 132,308 shares. Lmr Prtn Llp has invested 0.07% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Glendon Cap LP accumulated 2.12M shares. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated has invested 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Glenmede Na holds 0% or 23,936 shares in its portfolio. Interocean Cap Limited Liability Corporation holds 6,945 shares. Moreover, Retirement System Of Alabama has 0.02% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Cadence Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.07% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Finance Corporation accumulated 139 shares. Manchester Llc holds 880 shares. Bbr Partners Ltd Liability reported 25,033 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. CF Industries Holdings had 101 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, August 21 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, November 22, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, May 5 with “Hold”. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 24 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, June 9 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $28 target in Tuesday, August 23 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. JP Morgan upgraded CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on Thursday, June 2 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by CLSA.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 230.00% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.1 per share. CF’s profit will be $77.01M for 33.57 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.22% EPS growth.

Another recent and important CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “CF Industries Holdings: Buy The Structural Advantage” on May 16, 2018.

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