2,286 Shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Acquired by MANA Advisors LLC

MANA Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 2,286 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 322,425 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,953,000 after purchasing an additional 2,050 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,751,852 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $936,178,000 after purchasing an additional 86,377 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 7.6% during the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,294,928 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $124,313,000 after purchasing an additional 90,980 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 6.1% during the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 95,766 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,194,000 after purchasing an additional 5,494 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP bought a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $12,257,000. 91.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other Verisk Analytics news, SVP Vincent De P. Mccarthy sold 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $109.06, for a total value of $3,817,100.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 69,037 shares in the company, valued at $7,529,175.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Kenneth E. Thompson sold 60,569 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.15, for a total transaction of $6,368,830.35. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 67,551 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,102,987.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders acquired 1,058 shares of company stock worth $113,251 and sold 296,245 shares worth $31,516,463. Company insiders own 3.19% of the company’s stock.



Shares of Verisk Analytics opened at $109.70 on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a market capitalization of $18.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.17, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1 year low of $78.97 and a 1 year high of $110.26.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94. The business had revenue of $581.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $565.41 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 26.05% and a return on equity of 31.75%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on VRSK shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $115.00 target price (up from $109.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $115.00 target price (up from $105.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $106.00 target price (up from $96.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $112.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $102.00 target price (up from $100.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Verisk Analytics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $104.36.

Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally. Its Decision Analytics segment develops predictive models to forecast scenarios, and produce standard and customized analytics for predicting loss, selecting and pricing risk, detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses.

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

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