Parnassus Investments Increased Its Stake in Verisk Analytics INC (VRSK) as Shares Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Sheila Anderson

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.05, from 2017Q3’s 1.03. The ratio improved due to VRSK positioning: 28 sold and 156 reduced. 68 funds took positions and 131 increased positions. Investors holded 149.72 million in 2017Q3 but now own 144.47 million shares or 3.50% less. Da Davidson And accumulated 14,323 shs. Nuveen Asset Management Limited has 0% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Moreover, Amer Financial Group has 1.9% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 186,191 shs. Canada Pension Plan Board reported 58 shs. Lloyds Gp Public Ltd invested in 1.65% or 1,862 shs. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited, a Ohio-based fund reported 771 shs. Ohio-based Diamond Hill Cap Mgmt has invested 0.78% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Baillie Gifford & stated it has 0.58% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Walleye Trading Lc holds 0% of its capital in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 1,494 shs. Moneta Grp Investment Limited Liability owns 3 shs. Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.02% of its capital in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 15,573 shs. Argent Tru Commerce, Tennessee-based fund reported 2,763 shs. Asset One Limited reported 0.05% stake. Pitcairn owns 0.02% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 2,318 shs. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability Com invested in 0% or 92 shs.

VRSK registered $45.31 million net activity with 4 insider buys and 15 sales since October 20, 2017. $1.42 million worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by WRIGHT DAVID B on Wednesday, December 13. MILLS ANDREW G sold $289,140 worth of stock. Thompson Kenneth E had sold 80,207 shs worth $6.83 million. LEHMAN JOHN F sold $748,865 worth of stock or 7,107 shs. On Thursday, March 15 McCarthy Vincent de P. also sold $834,000 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). On Wednesday, March 14 $888,250 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Foskett Christopher M.

According to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange form the Parnassus Investments rose its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) by 1.13%. The company’s stock rose 6.64% while stock markets declined as Parnassus Investments bought 71,746 shares. The technology company reported $616.74M value for the 2017Q4. Now the institutional investor is holding 6.42 million shares, compared to the 6.35M from the previous quarter. Verisk Analytics Inc. has $17.66 billion MC. Its shares touched $106.91 on during the last trading session after 1.41% change.Verisk Analytics, Inc. has volume of 385,716 shares. Since April 17, 2017 VRSK has risen 27.59% and is uptrending. VRSK outperformed by 16.04% the S&P 500.

The Parnassus Investments’s stake in Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE:POT) was decreased by 450,000 shares to 1.25M shares valued at $25.81 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It manages about $10.39B and $25.48B US Long portfolio. Parnassus Investments has cut its stake in Cvs Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) and also reduced its holding in Compass Minerals International Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.63M shares in the quarter, for a total of 185,653 shares.

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

In total 12 analysts cover Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK). “Buy” rating has 6, “Sell” are 0, while 6 are “Hold”. 50% are bullish. With $118.0 highest and $83.0 lowest [Target] Verisk Analytics has $102.92 average [Target] or -3.73% below the current ($106.91) price. 26 are the (NASDAQ:VRSK)’s analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, October 31 SunTrust maintained the shares of VRSK in report with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, February 22 the stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, December 7 the stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird. On Sunday, December 10 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Friday, February 23 the rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. In Thursday, November 2 report Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating. In Friday, February 23 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating. On Monday, January 22 BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, November 2 the stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, January 31 the firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley.

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