Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) Shorted Shares Decreased By 9.67%

June 14, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

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Investors sentiment is 1.08 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It has no change, as 27 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 158 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 145.38 million shares or 0.63% more from 144.47 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Sands Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 0.03% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 105,647 shares. Harvey Investment Lc has 182,416 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky, Kentucky-based fund reported 17,200 shares. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% stake. Hsbc Plc holds 124,897 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 60,803 shares. Korea Inv holds 9,378 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0.02% or 565,552 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 227,367 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Select Equity Group Lp has invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Tortoise Capital Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Vanguard Grp Inc stated it has 15.79M shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Shine Investment Advisory Serv has 120 shares. Aviva Public Limited accumulated 77,321 shares. Asset Management holds 0.05% or 10,193 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 6 insider buys, and 17 insider sales for $52.83 million activity. Shares for $1.00 million were sold by LEHMAN JOHN F. 53,125 shares were sold by Anquillare Mark V, worth $5.62M on Friday, May 11. 6,878 shares were sold by IORDANOU CONSTANTINE, worth $718,407 on Tuesday, March 13. The insider WRIGHT DAVID B sold $1.05M. On Wednesday, March 14 the insider Foskett Christopher M sold $888,250. Stephenson Scott G sold 64,063 shares worth $6.72 million.

The stock of Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) registered a decrease of 9.67% in short interest. VRSK’s total short interest was 3.92M shares in June as published by FINRA. Its down 9.67% from 4.34 million shares, reported previously. With 716,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 6 days to cover their VRSK’s short positions. The short interest to Verisk Analytics Inc’s float is 2.42%.

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $109.89. About 240,474 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 30.70% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.13% the S&P500.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for clients in the insurance, natural resources, healthcare, financial services, and risk management markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $18.16 billion. The companyÂ’s Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to property and casualty insurance clients and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. It has a 31.93 P/E ratio. The Company’s solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its clients analyze and price their risks; and customized services that include assisting with the development of independent insurance programs, analysis of their own underwriting experience, development of classification systems and rating plans, and other business decisions, as well as supplies information to various clients in other markets.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verisk Analytics has $118.0 highest and $100 lowest target. $108.38’s average target is -1.37% below currents $109.89 stock price. Verisk Analytics had 15 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 15. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 22. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 18. BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Wednesday, April 18. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $10800 target. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 22. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, January 22. J.P. Morgan upgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Thursday, February 22. J.P. Morgan has “Buy” rating and $118.0 target.

More recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Omnitracs to Join Verisk Data Exchange” on June 05, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “ISO Launches New Insurance Program to Address the Rapidly Growing Home Healthcare Insurance Market” on May 31, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Geomni Achieves Widespread Aerial Imagery Coverage of Parcels and Structures in the United States” with publication date: May 24, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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