Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock Price Declined While Loews Has Cut Position by $600,000; As United Parcel Service (UPS) Stock Declined, Financial Consulate Upped Stake

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Loews Corp decreased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 6.25% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Loews Corp sold 5,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $9.04M, down from 80,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Loews Corp who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.11 billion market cap company. It closed at $109.98 lastly. It is down 19.84% since January 7, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.84% the S&P500. Some Historical VRSK News: 15/05/2018 – BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 26/04/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Verisk 3E – 04/26/2018 10:19 AM; 01/05/2018 – Verisk Analytics 1Q Rev $581M; 19/04/2018 – Verisk Launches API for Mozart Form Composer; 06/03/2018 Verisk Projects Written Premium for Commercial Cyber Liability to Reach $6.2B by 2020; 17/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-As Rosneft’s Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning; 06/03/2018 – Verisk Projects Written Premium for Comml Cyber Liability to Reach $6.2B by 2020; 04/04/2018 – Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Wealth Unveiled Preparations for Conducting the First Strategy to Develop the Mining Sector in Egypt; 07/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Verisk 3E Carlsbad – 03/07/2018 01:53 PM; 03/05/2018 – VERISK OUTLOOK STABLE BY MOODY’S

Financial Consulate Inc increased its stake in United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) by 448.7% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Financial Consulate Inc bought 10,024 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.04% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,258 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.43 million, up from 2,234 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Financial Consulate Inc who had been investing in United Parcel Service Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $83.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $96.65. About 147,093 shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has declined 12.80% since January 7, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.80% the S&P500. Some Historical UPS News: 22/05/2018 – ARTERIA SA ARRP.WA – INVESTCAMP SP. Z O.O. UPS ITS STAKE IN CO TO 16.55 PCT FROM 11.61 PCT; 26/04/2018 – UPS CFO RICHARD PERETZ COMMENTS ON BLOOMBERG TV; 05/03/2018 – Investing in China’s High-Growth Start-Ups (Video); 10/05/2018 – UPS – UPS SHAREOWNERS DID NOT APPROVE PROPOSALS TO PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON LOBBYING ACTIVITIES; 30/05/2018 – FOX Baltimore: BREAKING: About a dozen people received medical attention after an explosion damaged a UPS freight hub in; 26/04/2018 – United Parcel Service 1Q Results Include the Adoption of New Acctg Standards for Pension and Rev Recognition; 26/04/2018 – Package demand lifts UPS quarterly profit; 05/04/2018 – Amazon and UPS have been arguing over the post office’s cost structure through public filings with the Postal Regulatory Commission, the federal arm in charge of setting prices for the Postal Service; 13/03/2018 – OECD Ups 2018 Eurozone Growth Forecast to 2.3% from 2.1%; 07/05/2018 – CR Magazine Names UPS A “Best Corporate Citizen” Ninth Year In Row

Among 20 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 55 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $113 target in Thursday, August 2 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, January 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 3 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 23 with “Hold”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, July 18 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Sell”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold VRSK shares while 158 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 147.13 million shares or 0.61% more from 146.24 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Clear Harbor Asset Lc has 0.05% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 2,098 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt holds 0.13% or 144,590 shares in its portfolio. Federated Pa holds 0.1% or 351,016 shares. Bb&T Llc holds 0.1% or 87,534 shares. Glenmede Na invested in 0% or 969 shares. Akre Cap Mngmt has invested 3.58% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Pitcairn Company owns 0.02% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 1,947 shares. Financial Gp Inc stated it has 186,191 shares. Natl Bank invested 0.06% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Com holds 772 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.07% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 8,816 shares. Riverbridge Prtn Ltd Liability Co owns 871,024 shares. Stephens Ar invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Aperio Ltd Com holds 0.03% or 55,502 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Wind and Storm Surge Losses for Hurricane Michael Will be Between USD 6 Billion and USD 10 Billion – GlobeNewswire” on October 15, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Verisk Acquires Validus-IVC Nasdaq:VRSK – GlobeNewswire” published on June 21, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Verisk Launches WaterLine, Significantly Enhances Solutions for Private Flood Insurance Market – GlobeNewswire” on October 18, 2018. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Verisk to acquire Rulebook for $87M – Seeking Alpha” published on December 03, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Why Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Could Be Positioned for a Surge – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 19, 2018.

Since July 6, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 25 insider sales for $50.37 million activity. On Wednesday, September 19 the insider MILLS ANDREW G sold $365,910. $508,326 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by WRIGHT DAVID B. 53,125 shares valued at $6.53M were sold by Anquillare Mark V on Monday, November 12. McCarthy Vincent de P. also sold $346,698 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares. Shavel Lee bought $37,384 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, September 19. Shares for $9.73M were sold by Thompson Kenneth E on Friday, July 6.

Loews Corp, which manages about $13.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Adient Plc (Put) by 60,000 shares to 120,000 shares, valued at $4.72M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 71,414 shares in the quarter, for a total of 553,258 shares, and has risen its stake in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC).

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $1.06 earnings per share, up 30.86% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.81 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $174.50 million for 25.94 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.85% negative EPS growth.

Financial Consulate Inc, which manages about $333.98 million and $175.85M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IUSG) by 6,973 shares to 7,436 shares, valued at $462,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Invesco Exchange Traded Fd T by 35,066 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 73,755 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Series Trust (ONEK).

More notable recent United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “FedEx And UPS Are Both Too Cheap To Ignore – Seeking Alpha” on December 14, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Innovation Paves New Roads At UPS With Breakthrough Technologies At A Global Scale – GlobeNewswire” published on January 03, 2019, Fool.com published: “FedEx’s Management Doesn’t Think Amazon’s a Threat – The Motley Fool” on December 21, 2018. More interesting news about United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Amazon Challenges FedEx, UPS With New Air Freight Hub – Yahoo! Finance News” published on December 19, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) – Carrier Operating Ratios Fall in October in a Cooling Freight Market – Benzinga” with publication date: December 24, 2018.

Among 28 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. United Parcel Service had 92 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley reinitiated it with “Underweight” rating and $88 target in Tuesday, February 23 report. Credit Suisse maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Thursday, October 12. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $116.0 target. As per Friday, February 23, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, March 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by Edward Jones. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $128 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, August 24.

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