Junto Capital Management LP Stake in Verisk Analytics INC (VRSK) Lifted by $3.44 Million

June 15, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.08 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is without change, as 27 investors sold VRSK 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. Sei Invs has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 0.01% or 210 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Ltd invested 0.08% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.61% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Barclays Plc reported 365,870 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 6.50 million shares. Atlantic Tru Gp Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.01% or 12,657 shares. Advisory Serv Ntwk Limited holds 195 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Reilly Fincl Advsr Limited Liability reported 163 shares. 1.01 million are owned by Champlain Investment Prtnrs Limited Liability. The Pennsylvania-based Veritable Lp has invested 0.02% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 2,098 shares. 10,193 are owned by World Asset Mngmt. Gam Ag has 0.03% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 8,316 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Holdings Inc has 712,564 shares.

Since December 20, 2017, it had 6 insider purchases, and 18 insider sales for $53.38 million activity. Shavel Lee also bought $37,838 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, April 10. 6,878 shares valued at $718,407 were sold by IORDANOU CONSTANTINE on Tuesday, March 13. $6.72M worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Stephenson Scott G. 53,125 shares were sold by Anquillare Mark V, worth $5.62 million. On Friday, March 16 the insider Thompson Kenneth E sold $6.37M. Shares for $3.82M were sold by McCarthy Vincent de P. on Friday, June 8.

Junto Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 6.29% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Junto Capital Management Lp bought 33,084 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.42% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 558,835 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $58.12M, up from 525,751 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Junto Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.01B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $1.0144 during the last trading session, reaching $108.9556. About 287,784 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 30.70% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.13% the S&P500.

Junto Capital Management Lp, which manages about $738.27M and $1.33B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Planet Fitness Inc by 1.23M shares to 449,627 shares, valued at $16.98M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 123,179 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,550 shares, and cut its stake in Adobe Sys Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE).

More important recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “ISO Launches New Insurance Program to Address the Rapidly Growing Home Healthcare Insurance Market” on May 31, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Omnitracs to Join Verisk Data Exchange”, Nasdaq.com published: “Geomni Achieves Widespread Aerial Imagery Coverage of Parcels and Structures in the United States” on May 24, 2018. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Argus Launches New Industry-Leading Regulatory and Compliance Solution on Cloud” with publication date: May 22, 2018.

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 had 15 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, February 23. BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Monday, January 22. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $100.0 target. On Thursday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. JP Morgan downgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Thursday, February 22 to “Overweight” rating. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $106 target in Thursday, February 22 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 23 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by Robert W. Baird.

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