Ownership Capital B.V. increased its stake in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 34.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 796,895 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 202,407 shares during the quarter. Verisk Analytics accounts for approximately 5.3% of Ownership Capital B.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Ownership Capital B.V. owned 0.48% of Verisk Analytics worth $76,502,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of VRSK. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 300.5% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares during the last quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 61.2% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 669 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the second quarter valued at about $153,000. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. purchased a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the third quarter valued at about $164,000. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Verisk Analytics by 1.7% during the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 2,702 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after purchasing an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. 92.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded up $0.58 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $94.88. 800,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 899,939. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 52-week low of $75.60 and a 52-week high of $100.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,530.45, a P/E ratio of 29.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45.
Several equities research analysts have commented on VRSK shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a 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 on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $94.50.
In related news, CFO Lee Shavel acquired 390 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $96.36 per share, for a total transaction of $37,580.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 22,341 shares in the company, valued at $2,152,778.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total transaction of $278,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 1,177 shares of company stock worth $112,591 and sold 31,526 shares worth $2,987,428. Corporate insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.
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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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