Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Shares Bought by Schroder Investment Management Group
Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 12.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 402,446 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 43,506 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $38,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 4th quarter worth $112,000. Fusion Family Wealth LLC acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 4th quarter worth $116,000. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in Verisk Analytics by 300.5% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 1,268 shares during the last quarter. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in Verisk Analytics during the 4th quarter worth $183,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new position in shares of Verisk Analytics during the third quarter valued at about $164,000. 92.89% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
VRSK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $96.85.
Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) opened at $99.23 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $16,269.91, a PE ratio of 36.48, a P/E/G ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.76. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $102.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45.
Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.56. The business had revenue of $570.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $557.09 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 22.09% and a return on equity of 36.91%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.80 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.18 EPS for the current year.
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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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