Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) Q4 2016 Sentiment Change

May 19, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK)  Q4 2016 Sentiment Change

Sentiment for Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK)

Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) institutional sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.41, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. The ratio increased, as 236 hedge funds opened new and increased holdings, while 164 cut down and sold stakes in Verisk Analytics Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 147.14 million shares, down from 149.13 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Verisk Analytics Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . Sold All: 25 Reduced: 139 Increased: 170 New Position: 66.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. is a data analytics well-known provider serving clients in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The company has market cap of $13.13 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. It has a 30.11 P/E ratio. The Company’s Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance clients 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.

About 376,784 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 8.22 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.73 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $130.65 million for 25.12 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.76 % EPS growth.

Bares Capital Management Inc. holds 5.08% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. for 1.05 million shares. Wedgewood Partners Inc owns 2.21 million shares or 4.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Akre Capital Management Llc has 3.85% invested in the company for 2.58 million shares. The Kentucky-based Harvey Investment Co Llc has invested 3.22% in the stock. Shelter Mutual Insurance Co, a Missouri-based fund reported 117,800 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $12.95 million activity.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 38% of Verisk Analytics’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Verisk Analytics, 5 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $70 while the high is $90. The stock’s average target of $83.38 is 5.03% above today’s ($79.39) share price. VRSK was included in 16 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, January 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, August 26. As per Wednesday, February 15, the company rating was downgraded by Susquehanna. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Tuesday, July 21. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. KBW initiated the shares of VRSK in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research upgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Friday, May 5 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, January 18. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Bruyette & Woods”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 7.

More recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Verisk Analytics, Inc., Reports First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results” on May 02, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Verisk Analytics is Now Oversold (VRSK)” on May 03, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Verisk Analytics Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average – Bullish for VRSK” with publication date: April 24, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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