Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID grew its position in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 222,555 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,117 shares during the quarter. Verisk Analytics comprises approximately 2.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID owned about 0.14% of Verisk Analytics worth $32,595,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 8.0% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,283,215 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $248,557,000 after buying an additional 168,185 shares in the last quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 1.2% during the first quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 1,891,337 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $251,553,000 after buying an additional 22,889 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 1.1% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,890,383 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $251,422,000 after buying an additional 21,404 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $158,450,000. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. grew its position in Verisk Analytics by 8.2% during the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,350,979 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $179,680,000 after buying an additional 102,887 shares in the last quarter. 93.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, CAO David J. Grover sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.25, for a total value of $432,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 9,931 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,432,546.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 10,078 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.54, for a total value of $1,476,830.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 20,759 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,042,023.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.71% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on VRSK. Zacks Investment Research raised Zymeworks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, April 27th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on Markel to $1,100.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Deutsche Bank set a $137.00 price target on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. BidaskClub upgraded Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Zynga and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $131.00.

NASDAQ VRSK traded up $0.06 on Monday, hitting $152.57. 5,857 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 623,557. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $148.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 52 week low of $102.74 and a 52 week high of $153.82. The company has a market cap of $24.96 billion, a PE ratio of 37.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.76.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 33.36% and a net margin of 24.60%. The company had revenue of $625.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $618.14 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.94 EPS. Verisk Analytics’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.42 EPS for the current year.

Verisk Analytics 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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