SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 30.8% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 16,856 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,497 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $1,618,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. HighTower Advisors LLC grew its position 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 purchasing an additional 104 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 10.7% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 691,437 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $57,522,000 after acquiring an additional 66,868 shares in the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 12.0% in the third quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $895,000 after acquiring an additional 1,157 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 1.6% in the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 496,897 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $41,337,000 after acquiring an additional 7,819 shares in the last quarter. Finally, YCG LLC grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 17.2% in the third quarter. YCG LLC now owns 130,640 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $10,881,000 after acquiring an additional 19,182 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.72% of the company’s stock.

In other Verisk Analytics news, Director David B. Wright sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.60, for a total transaction of $1,419,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,951 shares in the company, valued at $846,764.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed 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 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. Insiders have sold 31,526 shares of company stock valued at $2,987,428 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verisk Analytics presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $94.50.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $92.28 on Friday. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 12-month low of $75.60 and a 12-month high of $100.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,200.00, a P/E ratio of 34.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45.

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

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