Fmr LLC trimmed its position in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 85.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 50,332 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 303,916 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $4,246,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of VRSK. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 45.8% in the second quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 418 shares in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 40.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 380 shares in the last quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 29.6% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 354 shares in the last quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 5.4% in the second quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 1,950 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ledyard National Bank raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 12.9% in the second quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 2,355 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $199,000 after purchasing an additional 270 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) opened at $91.03 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,991.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.76. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1 year low of $75.60 and a 1 year high of $91.41.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $527.97 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.84 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of brokerages recently commented on VRSK. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. 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 note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $88.23.

In other news, Director David B. Wright sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.82, for a total transaction of $808,200.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 13,951 shares in the company, valued at $1,127,519.82. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 1,304 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.46, for a total value of $107,527.84. Following the sale, the director now owns 9,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $823,692.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 293,950 shares of company stock worth $25,301,427 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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.

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

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