Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. (GLRE) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday.
According to Zacks, “GREENLIGHT CAPITAL REINSURANCE LTD. is an AM Best A- (Excellent) rated specialty property and casualty reinsurance company based in the Cayman Islands. The Company provides a variety of custom-tailored reinsurance solutions to the insurance, risk retention group, captive and financial marketplaces. Greenlight Re selectively offers customized reinsurance solutions in markets where capacity and alternatives are limited. With a focus on deriving superior returns from both sides of the balance sheet, Greenlight Re’s assets are managed according to a value-oriented equity-focused strategy that complements the Company’s business goal of long-term growth in book value per share. “
Several other analysts have also recently commented on GLRE. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Greenlight Capital Re in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Langen Mcalenn restated a “buy” rating on shares of Greenlight Capital Re in a report on Wednesday, June 1st.
Shares of Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) opened at 20.05 on Monday. The firm’s market capitalization is $748.27 million. The company’s 50-day moving average is $20.76 and its 200-day moving average is $20.67. Greenlight Capital Re has a 12-month low of $16.05 and a 12-month high of $25.20.
Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported ($1.69) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.09) by $0.60. On average, equities analysts forecast that Greenlight Capital Re will post $1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Greenlight Capital Re news, Director Leonard R. Goldberg sold 5,145 shares of Greenlight Capital Re stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.85, for a total value of $102,128.25. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 168,361 shares in the company, valued at $3,341,965.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Leonard R. Goldberg sold 5,296 shares of Greenlight Capital Re stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.13, for a total transaction of $106,608.48. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 168,361 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,389,106.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 22.08% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BBR Partners LLC boosted its stake in Greenlight Capital Re by 108.0% in the second quarter. BBR Partners LLC now owns 721,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,541,000 after buying an additional 374,492 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Greenlight Capital Re by 8.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,478,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,815,000 after buying an additional 113,675 shares during the period. Weatherbie Capital LLC boosted its stake in Greenlight Capital Re by 14.9% in the second quarter. Weatherbie Capital LLC now owns 627,419 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,649,000 after buying an additional 81,227 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Greenlight Capital Re by 4.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,117,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,696,000 after buying an additional 80,626 shares during the period. Finally, J.Safra Asset Management Corp acquired a new stake in Greenlight Capital Re during the second quarter worth about $1,411,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.83% of the company’s stock.
Greenlight Capital Re Company Profile
Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. is a property and casualty reinsurance holding company. The Company operates through property and casualty reinsurance segment. Its underwriting operations are classified into two categories: frequency business, which is characterized as contracts containing a number of small losses emanating from multiple events, and severity business, which is characterized as contracts with the potential for losses emanating from one event or multiple events.
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