Stephens Investment Management Group LLC grew its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 0.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 369,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,836 shares during the quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $35,476,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in VRSK. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter valued at $112,000. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its holdings in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Perigon Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 669 shares during the period. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics during the second quarter valued at $153,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics during the third quarter valued at $164,000. 92.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at $95.01 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $15,627.62, a PE ratio of 29.65, a P/E/G ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 0.76. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $100.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45.

In other Verisk Analytics news, CFO Lee Shavel purchased 390 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $96.36 per share, for a total transaction of $37,580.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 22,341 shares in the company, valued at $2,152,778.76. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director David B. Wright sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the director now owns 8,951 shares in the company, valued at $846,764.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 37,026 shares of company stock valued at $3,488,038 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on VRSK shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target for the company in a report on Saturday, January 6th. BidaskClub downgraded 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, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $94.50.

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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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