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Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Holder Sawgrass Asset Management Has Cut Its Position by $12.49 Million as Share Value Declined; Capital Counsel Has Raised Its Visa Com Cl A (V) Holding

Capital Counsel Llc increased its stake in Visa Inc Com Cl A (V) by 0.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Counsel Llc bought 3,170 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 812,931 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $85.55M, up from 809,761 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Visa Inc Com Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $275.00B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $121.85. About 6.37M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 22.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc sold 150,480 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.47% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 512,815 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $42.66 million, down from 663,295 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $98.79. About 2.07M shares traded or 124.22% up from the average. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

Capital Counsel Llc, which manages about $2.48 billion and $1.12 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Core Laboratories N V Com (NYSE:CLB) by 9,890 shares to 110,122 shares, valued at $10.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 126,523 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 322,640 shares, and cut its stake in Idexx Labs Inc Com (NASDAQ:IDXX).

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $6.36 million activity. On Wednesday, December 13 MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W sold $707,561 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 6,220 shares. MAHON TULLIER KELLY sold $5.65 million worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, December 15.

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of V in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, April 21. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oakbrook Investments Ltd Com reported 2.54% stake. Curbstone Fincl Mgmt Corporation reported 6,100 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Mechanics Retail Bank Department, California-based fund reported 31,714 shares. Train Babcock Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 41,456 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 451,649 shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. One Natl Association owns 133,024 shares. At Fincl Bank has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Moreover, Regions Fincl Corporation has 0.33% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 279,357 shares. Voya Mngmt Lc has 826,140 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Moreover, Alpine Mngmt has 0.06% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 2,130 shares. Sentry Invs invested in 1.56 million shares or 1.67% of the stock. Spectrum Asset Mgmt Inc (Nb Ca) has 0.86% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Steinberg Asset Mgmt invested 0.51% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Kj Harrison & Partners reported 0.59% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Atria Lc has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold VRSK shares while 143 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 149.72 million shares or 1.38% more from 147.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Andra Ap invested in 0.06% or 30,800 shares. Brinker Cap reported 17,103 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Hutchin Hill LP stated it has 0.02% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Comerica Securities Inc has 4,390 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Rampart Ltd has invested 0.05% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Comerica Commercial Bank stated it has 72,119 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Amer Century invested in 0.14% or 1.61M shares. Kansas-based Cognios Capital Lc has invested 0.75% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holding Sa has 0.09% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 129,741 shares. Bell Bancorporation holds 4,990 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Millennium Management Llc holds 0.04% or 281,250 shares in its portfolio. Carroll Fincl Associate reported 0% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Atlanta Mngmt Company L L C stated it has 699,876 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Public Sector Pension Invest Board has 17,174 shares. Los Angeles Mgmt And Equity accumulated 0.01% or 18,514 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 42 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, January 8. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was reinitiated by Bruyette & Woods”. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Friday, May 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, December 10 with “Hold”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, November 2. Morgan Stanley maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Thursday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, June 9. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, January 20.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc, which manages about $3.30B and $2.05B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Installed Bldg Prods I Com (NYSE:IBP) by 7,590 shares to 19,160 shares, valued at $1.24 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amgen Inc Com (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 91,455 shares in the quarter, for a total of 93,165 shares, and has risen its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp Com (NYSE:LMT).

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, down 3.75% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.8 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $126.81M for 32.07 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.33% negative EPS growth.

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