Hutner Capital Management Inc. reduced its holdings in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) by 8.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,123 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,520 shares during the period. Verisk Analytics comprises 1.1% of Hutner Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Hutner Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Verisk Analytics were worth $1,424,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in VRSK. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 45.8% in the 2nd quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 418 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 40.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 380 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 29.6% in the 2nd quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 354 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Finally, Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% in the 2nd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 669 shares during the period. 93.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) traded up 6.85% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $90.88. 1,089,696 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $14.95 billion, a PE ratio of 33.04 and a beta of 0.70. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 12-month low of $75.60 and a 12-month high of $91.34. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $83.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $82.43.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $527.97 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 38.43% and a net margin of 22.99%. The business’s revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.84 EPS. Analysts predict that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post $3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.58.

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In related news, Director David B. Wright sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.82, for a total value of $808,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,951 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,127,519.82. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $247,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 105,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,705,812.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 229,530 shares of company stock valued at $19,475,282 in the last three months. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics, Inc is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The Company operates through two segments: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. Its Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements in each United States state in which they operate.

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