Validus Holdings, Ltd.

NYSE: VR
$67.99
+$0.00 (+0.0%)
Closing price July 18, 2018
AIG is trying to shrink itself back into a more focused and more easily managed company, which makes its acquisition of Validus interesting. What exactly will AIG get out of this deal?
While the insider selling volume is strong, none of the trades look like desperation sales. Many of the companies are trading near their 52-weeks highs, and selling at the top is no surprise.
While the selling was robust, it certainly wasn’t extraordinary, and it should be expected given the big run in the markets this year.
Thes top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Monday morning include Chevron, Colgate-Palmolive, Groupon, Medivation, Microsoft and Seagate Technology.
Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include Enphase Energy, Harley-Davidson, Salesforce.com, Tesla Motors and World Wrestling Entertainment.
In a trend that seems somewhat locked into place, insiders continue to sell stock, though as we have seen most of this year, nobody is rushing to the exits, at least for now.
In a week when the markets were putting in some all-time highs, many insiders stayed on the sidelines, which is yet another positive as the bull market looks to continue as we head into 2015.
With the U.S. markets hitting all-time highs again, insider sellers are more than happy to step up and unload some stock.
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