M&T Bank Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 1.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 46,584 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 705 shares during the period. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $4,472,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in VRSK. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $112,000. Fusion Family Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 300.5% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares during the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 61.2% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 669 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the third quarter valued at approximately $164,000. 92.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $94.88 on Wednesday. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 12 month low of $75.60 and a 12 month high of $100.54. The company has a market cap of $15,630.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.01, a PEG ratio of 2.38 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.

Several analysts recently commented on VRSK shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $86.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Sunday, December 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.50.

In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total transaction of $278,160.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director David B. Wright sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 sale, the director now directly owns 8,951 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $846,764.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 1,177 shares of company stock worth $112,591 and have sold 31,526 shares worth $2,987,428. Corporate 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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