DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Has $3.18 Million Holdings in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK)

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 3.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 38,090 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,209 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $3,177,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. HighTower Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 2.7% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 3,914 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $326,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 161.7% in the third quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 9,257 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $770,000 after buying an additional 5,720 shares during the last quarter. YCG LLC lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 17.2% in the third quarter. YCG LLC now owns 130,640 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $10,881,000 after buying an additional 19,182 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the third quarter worth $266,000. Finally, Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 63.4% in the third quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID now owns 198,962 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $16,552,000 after buying an additional 77,185 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.70% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $101,640.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 104,293 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,604,172.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total transaction of $278,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 321,146 shares of company stock worth $27,721,244. 3.41% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VRSK shares. Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $86.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.29.

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Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $93.58 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $15,238.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $75.60 and a fifty-two week high of $94.10.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 22.09% and a return on equity of 36.91%. The firm had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.84 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The Company operates through two segments: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. Its Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements in each United States state in which they operate.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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