GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 3,879 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $323,000.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 300.5% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 1,268 shares in the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 61.2% during the 2nd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 669 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $153,000. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $161,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $164,000. 92.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, CAO David J. Grover sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.45, for a total value of $647,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 13,028 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,204,438.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.38, for a total value of $289,140.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 96,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,303,079.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 327,172 shares of company stock valued at $28,591,387. 3.41% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, December 8th. BidaskClub lowered Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $92.64.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at $97.00 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,955.35, a P/E ratio of 35.66, a P/E/G ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.80. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.60 and a 52-week high of $98.60.

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

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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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