WINTON GROUP Ltd reduced its holdings in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 73.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,674 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,265 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $222,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of VRSK. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 13.3% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 7,467 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $630,000 after purchasing an additional 878 shares during the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 1.7% during the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,539 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $552,000 after purchasing an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 26.1% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 40,471 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,414,000 after purchasing an additional 8,367 shares during the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 9.8% during the second quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 9,906 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $836,000 after purchasing an additional 883 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 2.6% during the second quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 254,189 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $21,446,000 after purchasing an additional 6,479 shares during the last quarter. 93.27% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

VRSK has been the subject of several research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday. Barclays lifted their price objective on Verisk Analytics from $86.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, September 15th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Verisk Analytics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $90.62.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) opened at $96.16 on Friday. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $98.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,718.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.83, a PEG ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The company had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $527.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.84 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.

In other news, EVP Kenneth E. Thompson sold 80,207 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.13, for a total value of $6,828,021.91. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 107,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,131,384.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total value of $278,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 308,146 shares of company stock valued at $26,665,544. Insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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Verisk Analytics 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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