BB&T Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 85,327 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,680 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.05% of Verisk Analytics worth $9,183,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 12,029 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,295,000 after purchasing an additional 437 shares during the last quarter. Norinchukin Bank The raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 174,536 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $18,152,000 after purchasing an additional 489 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 4.9% during the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 10,688 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,150,000 after purchasing an additional 495 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 9,074 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $977,000 after purchasing an additional 585 shares during the last quarter. Finally, DnB Asset Management AS raised its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 20,951 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,255,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. 92.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total transaction of $330,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 85,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,416,550. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 18,063 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.26, for a total value of $2,154,193.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 521,739 shares of company stock valued at $58,962,006. 3.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of VRSK stock opened at $120.43 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.84 billion, a PE ratio of 37.52, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.66. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a one year low of $80.32 and a one year high of $121.82.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $601.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $586.22 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 31.35% and a net margin of 26.58%. sell-side analysts expect that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have weighed in on VRSK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut Verisk Analytics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $90.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Verisk Analytics from $108.00 to $113.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $109.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $106.15.

Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally. Its Decision Analytics segment develops predictive models to forecast scenarios, and produce standard and customized analytics for predicting loss, selecting and pricing risk, detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses.

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