Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Stake Raised by Norinchukin Bank The

Norinchukin Bank The increased its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 1.0% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,047 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,656 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $16,708,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HighTower Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 2.7% during the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 3,914 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $326,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 10.7% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 691,437 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $57,522,000 after purchasing an additional 66,868 shares in the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 12.0% during the third quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $895,000 after purchasing an additional 1,157 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 1.6% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 496,897 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $41,337,000 after purchasing an additional 7,819 shares in the last quarter. Finally, YCG LLC grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 17.2% during the third quarter. YCG LLC now owns 130,640 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,881,000 after purchasing an additional 19,182 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.89% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $98.79 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. The company has a market cap of $16,269.91, a P/E ratio of 30.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.76. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1 year low of $75.60 and a 1 year high of $100.54.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $90.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $91.00 to $106.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.85.

In other Verisk Analytics news, CFO Lee Shavel bought 399 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $94.05 per share, with a total value of $37,525.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 23,128 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,175,188.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 1,177 shares of company stock valued at $112,591 and sold 31,526 shares valued at $2,987,428. Insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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