Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Shares Bought by Valeo Financial Advisors LLC

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Valeo Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 135.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 659 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 379 shares during the quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $88,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Calamos Advisors LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 1.0% during the first quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 63,143 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,398,000 after acquiring an additional 632 shares during the last quarter. Harvey Investment Co. LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 0.4% during the first quarter. Harvey Investment Co. LLC now owns 170,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $22,660,000 after acquiring an additional 605 shares during the last quarter. Lavaca Capital LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 789.5% during the first quarter. Lavaca Capital LLC now owns 338 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $45,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. DNB Asset Management AS lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 65.3% during the first quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 40,507 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,387,000 after acquiring an additional 16,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 32,696.0% during the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 24,597 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,271,000 after acquiring an additional 24,522 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.87% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:VRSK opened at $137.85 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.40 billion, a PE ratio of 33.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 0.79. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $95.21 and a 1-year high of $137.92. The company has a current ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 19th. The business services provider reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $613.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $613.07 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 32.77% and a net margin of 25.00%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.81 EPS. Research analysts predict that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 14th. Verisk Analytics’s dividend payout ratio is presently 6.08%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on VRSK shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $106.00 to $111.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Robert W. Baird set a $137.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $119.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $119.20.

In other Verisk Analytics news, insider David J. Grover sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.20, for a total transaction of $1,064,200.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 15,569 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,949,238.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Vincent De P. Mccarthy sold 3,090 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.92, for a total transaction of $386,002.80. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 37,127 shares in the company, valued at $4,637,904.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 35,138 shares of company stock worth $4,389,117. 2.71% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields.

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