Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 3.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 112,925 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,111 shares during the quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned 0.07% of Verisk Analytics worth $9,295,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Veritable L.P. grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1.3% in the second quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 3,170 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $267,000 after purchasing an additional 41 shares during the last quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1.7% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 2,702 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after purchasing an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. Fiera Capital Corp grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 0.6% in the second quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 8,778 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $741,000 after purchasing an additional 54 shares during the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1.6% in the second quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 3,658 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $308,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bancorpsouth Inc. grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1.2% in the second quarter. Bancorpsouth Inc. now owns 5,674 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $479,000 after purchasing an additional 66 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.27% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $89.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $86.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $89.07.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at $95.94 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $15,812.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.80. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $75.60 and a fifty-two week high of $98.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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 company had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO Scott G. Stephenson acquired 22,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $91.16 per share, for a total transaction of $2,023,752.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 577,441 shares in the company, valued at approximately $52,639,521.56. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were 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 90 days, insiders sold 311,146 shares of company stock worth $26,913,044. 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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