Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 11.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,419 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 874 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $1,015,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the third quarter valued at about $110,000. Financial Architects Inc purchased a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics in the third quarter worth about $113,000. Fort L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics in the second quarter worth about $121,000. Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics in the third quarter worth about $139,000. Finally, NuWave Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 458.2% in the third quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 1,189 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 976 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.17% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:VRSK opened at $120.39 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.30 billion, a PE ratio of 37.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.62. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a twelve month low of $90.60 and a twelve month high of $125.99.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The business services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $598.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $596.79 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 27.94% and a return on equity of 31.53%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.84 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Verisk Analytics news, CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 18,990 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.79, for a total transaction of $2,160,872.10. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 808,220 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $91,967,353.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Vincent De P. Mccarthy sold 3,090 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.48, for a total transaction of $381,553.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 936 shares of company stock worth $112,080 and have sold 303,674 shares worth $36,360,561. 3.19% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on VRSK shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $119.00 price target (up from $113.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Thursday, September 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $125.00 to $133.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.17.

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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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