Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 3.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,921 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 973 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $2,489,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its position in Verisk Analytics by 40.3% during the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 380 shares during the period. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC increased its position in Verisk Analytics by 45.8% during the second quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 418 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank increased its position in Verisk Analytics by 29.6% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 354 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position 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 worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Finally, Perigon Wealth Management LLC increased its position 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 worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 669 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.57% of the company’s stock.

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In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $247,500.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 105,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,705,812.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $101,640.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 104,293 shares in the company, valued at $8,604,172.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 318,146 shares of company stock worth $27,443,084 over the last ninety days. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at $90.21 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $92.92. The company has a market cap of $14,957.32, a PE ratio of 28.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 0.76.

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

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $89.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $82.00 price target (down from $83.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 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, twelve have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Verisk Analytics presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $88.29.

About Verisk Analytics

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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