Two Creeks Capital Management LP Has Trimmed Verisk Analytics INC (VRSK) Position as Share Value Rose

October 2, 2018 - By Ruchi Gupta

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.09, from 1.08 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 26 investors sold VRSK shares while 152 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 146.24 million shares or 0.59% more from 145.38 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 34,719 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Brookstone Cap Management reported 0.05% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). State Bank Of America De has 0.02% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 1.29 million shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% or 52,282 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 67,400 shares. Hsbc Holdg Public Ltd Co invested in 80,783 shares. 10 holds 8,541 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 3,076 shares. Bristol John W And Inc Ny accumulated 337,960 shares or 1.03% of the stock. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0.92% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 462,625 shares. American International Inc has 0.03% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 68,556 shares. Harvey Investment Ltd holds 176,509 shares or 3.51% of its portfolio. Psagot Inv House invested in 0.01% or 2,700 shares.

Since April 10, 2018, it had 6 insider buys, and 25 insider sales for $68.10 million activity. The insider MILLS ANDREW G sold $330,000. Stephenson Scott G sold 64,063 shares worth $6.72M. Another trade for 357 shares valued at $37,838 was bought by Shavel Lee. $508,326 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B. Another trade for 9,500 shares valued at $1.15M was sold by Grover David J.. Another trade for 53,125 shares valued at $6.43M was made by Anquillare Mark V on Tuesday, September 11.

Two Creeks Capital Management Lp decreased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 16.45% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Two Creeks Capital Management Lp sold 168,403 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.76% with the market. The hedge fund held 855,214 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $92.06 million, down from 1.02M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Two Creeks Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.83 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $120.39. About 598,693 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 46.56% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.94% the S&P500.

Two Creeks Capital Management Lp, which manages about $2.12B and $1.93B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) by 35,325 shares to 861,010 shares, valued at $113.28 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) by 185,828 shares in the quarter, for a total of 738,274 shares, and has risen its stake in Icici Bk Ltd (NYSE:IBN).

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $1.07 EPS, up 27.38 % or $0.23 from last year’s $0.84 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $176.24M for 28.13 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.94 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “AIR Worldwide Releases Severe Thunderstorm Model for Europe” on September 10, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “ISO Launches New Personal Property Solution That Appeals to Today’s Millennial Customer” published on September 27, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Wind and Storm Surge Losses for Hurricane Florence Will be Between USD 1.7 …” on September 18, 2018. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Geomni Forms Strategic Alliance with DroneBase to Access the World’s Largest Pilot Network for Property Inspections” published on October 01, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “PCS Launches Global Cyber Industry Loss Index” with publication date: September 11, 2018.

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

Among 3 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Verisk Analytics had 6 analyst reports since April 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Thursday, August 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Wednesday, April 18. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $10800 target. On Thursday, May 3 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, July 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, September 13 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 2 by Morgan Stanley.

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