Exactech (EXAC) Stock Price Rose While Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Trimmed Its Holding by $581,334; Validus Holdings LTD (VR) Holding Boosted by Massachusetts Financial Services Company

December 8, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased its stake in Validus Holdings Ltd (VR) by 3.69% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Massachusetts Financial Services Company bought 88,782 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.99% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.50M shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $129.77M, up from 2.41M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Company who had been investing in Validus Holdings Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.80B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.74% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $46.35. About 773,567 shares traded. Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) has risen 10.50% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.20% the S&P500.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Exactech (EXAC) by 35.33% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc sold 20,046 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,692 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.09M, down from 56,738 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Exactech for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $722.26 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.275 during the last trading session, reaching $50.275. About 272,596 shares traded or 52.81% up from the average. Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) has risen 21.62% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.92% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Exactech (NASDAQ:EXAC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Exactech has $49.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $34.50’s average target is -31.38% below currents $50.275 stock price. Exactech had 9 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, April 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Gabelli. The stock of Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) earned “Market Perform” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, October 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 23. The stock of Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 21. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold” on Tuesday, October 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird.

Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75 million and $622.05 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) by 8,320 shares to 144,254 shares, valued at $15.33 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 8,775 shares in the quarter, for a total of 116,170 shares, and has risen its stake in Alphabet (Google) C.

More important recent Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Exactech Announces Successful First Surgery with Vantage ® Total Ankle Mobile …” on December 07, 2017, also Reuters.com published article titled: “Exactech gets higher $737 million cash offer from TPG Capital”, Benzinga.com published: “Wall Street’s M&A Chatter From December 4: Prysmian-General Cable, Exactech …” on December 05, 2017. More interesting news about Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Form 4 EXACTECH INC For: Nov 30 Filed by: KRUSEN W ANDREW JR” with publication date: December 04, 2017.

Analysts await Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 11.76% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.34 per share. EXAC’s profit will be $5.46 million for 33.08 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual earnings per share reported by Exactech, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 90.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.68, from 0.66 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 19 investors sold VR shares while 72 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 73.68 million shares or 0.65% less from 74.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ajo Lp owns 26,133 shares. Carlson Cap Lp holds 0.41% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) or 552,075 shares. Los Angeles Capital And Equity holds 0.14% or 429,176 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt has invested 0.29% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Summit Securities Group Ltd holds 4,270 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited holds 0.05% or 863 shares. Pring Turner Cap Gp Incorporated invested in 47,750 shares or 2.52% of the stock. Mackenzie Corp owns 7,125 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Natixis Asset Mngmt invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Whittier Co Of Nevada Inc holds 0.11% or 21,259 shares. The Minnesota-based Gradient Investments Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Parkside Fincl Bank Trust reported 517 shares stake. Credit Agricole S A reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR). Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) for 15,527 shares. Stevens Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 42,366 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio.

More notable recent Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Announces Quarterly Common Share Dividend and Quarterly …” on November 01, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Announces Public Offering of Depositary Shares …” published on June 12, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. Provides Initial Estimate of Net Losses from October …” on December 07, 2017. More interesting news about Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 14, 2017” published on September 13, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Validus Holdings, Ltd. to Release Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Financial …” with publication date: December 06, 2017.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.64 million activity.

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