On Thursday, shares of Watford Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:WTRE) marked $35.44 per share versus a previous $32.01 closing price. With having a 10.72% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Watford Holdings Ltd., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. WTRE showed a rise of 40.86% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $10.86 – $33.00 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 88.14% in the period of the last 200 days.
JMP Securities equity researchers changed the status of Watford Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: WTRE) shares from “Mkt Outperform” to a “Mkt Perform” rating in the report published on October 14th, 2020. Other analysts, including Morgan Stanley, also published their reports on WTRE shares. Morgan Stanley repeated the rating from the previous report, marking WTRE under “Equal-Weight” rating, in the report published on November 6th, 2019. Additionally, WTRE shares got another “Mkt Outperform” rating from JMP Securities, setting a target price of $33 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in May 16th, 2019. On May 13th, 2019, Keefe Bruyette Initiated an Mkt Perform rating and increased its price target to $33. On the other hand, JP Morgan Initiated the “Neutral” rating for WTRE shares, as published in the report on April 23rd, 2019.
[bold-text]Watford Holdings Ltd. (WTRE) Analysis[/bold-text]
The present dividend yield for WTRE owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 84.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.
In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Watford Holdings Ltd. (WTRE) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of -12.10% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.
Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while WTRE is currently recording an average of 206.47K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 5.62%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 5.52%with 18.13% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $21.67, indicating growth from the present price of $35.44, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in WTRE or pass.
[bold-text]What to Look for When Analyzing Watford Holdings Ltd. Shares?[/bold-text]
Watford Holdings Ltd. (WTRE) is based in the Bermuda and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare WTRE shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Watford Holdings Ltd., while the value 9.17 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value -4.70 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 183.20%.
Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.30%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 40.90% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.
[bold-text]Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in WTRE Shares?[/bold-text]
It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in WTRE in the recent period. That is how Capital Returns Management LLC now has an increase position in WTRE by 51.57% in the first quarter, owning 503620 shares of WTRE stocks, with the value of $11.55 million after the purchase of an additional 171,350 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Davis Capital Partners LLC also increased their stake in WTRE shares changed 25.51% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 440120 shares of company, all valued at $10.1 million after the acquisition of additional 89,460 shares during the last quarter.
JPMorgan Investment Management, I acquired a new position in Watford Holdings Ltd. during the first quarter, with the value of $8.9 million, and Geode Capital Management LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 4.43% in the first quarter, now owning 6,637 shares valued at $3.59 million after the acquisition of the additional 156536 shares during the last quarter. At the present, 40.90% of WTRE shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.