Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID grew its position in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 63.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 198,962 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 77,185 shares during the period. Verisk Analytics comprises approximately 1.8% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID owned about 0.12% of Verisk Analytics worth $16,552,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 15,353,093 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,295,340,000 after purchasing an additional 734,200 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,496,095 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $527,082,000 after purchasing an additional 76,648 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 1,487.4% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 5,502,847 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $464,275,000 after purchasing an additional 5,156,187 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 5.1% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,994,057 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $336,979,000 after purchasing an additional 193,782 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 3,124,769 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $263,637,000 after purchasing an additional 106,402 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.13% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded down 0.34% on Monday, hitting $84.56. The company had a trading volume of 70,635 shares. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $88.17. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $82.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $82.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.74 and a beta of 0.70.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.77 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $523.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $519.67 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 38.43% and a net margin of 22.99%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post $3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $101,640.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 104,293 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,604,172.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,768 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $145,860.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 102,525 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,458,312.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 17,304 shares of company stock worth $1,410,728 in the last three months. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on VRSK shares. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. UBS AG restated a “sell” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (up previously from $71.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, July 14th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.50.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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