Rafferty Asset Management Has Raised By $948,773 Its Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stake; Profile of 5 Analysts Covering Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL)

February 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Rafferty Asset Management Llc increased Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) stake by 66.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rafferty Asset Management Llc acquired 11,431 shares as Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK)’s stock declined 6.47%. The Rafferty Asset Management Llc holds 28,635 shares with $2.38M value, up from 17,204 last quarter. Verisk Analytics Inc now has $16.27B valuation. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $98.79. About 2.07 million 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.

Among 15 analysts covering Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Stericycle had 54 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, September 15 with “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of SRCL in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Jefferies. Imperial Capital downgraded the shares of SRCL in report on Friday, July 29 to “Underperform” rating. Jefferies maintained Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) on Friday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $115 target in Monday, February 8 report. Imperial Capital maintained Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) rating on Thursday, May 26. Imperial Capital has “In-Line” rating and $100 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Wednesday, October 11. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 30. The stock of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 28. See Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) latest ratings:

13/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold Upgrade
31/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $72.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
28/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
05/12/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold
10/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $83.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $74 New Target: $62 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Initiate
11/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $74.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. 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. D E Shaw And stated it has 83,549 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Trillium Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 59,328 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Whittier Trust Commerce Of Nevada invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). First Republic Mngmt Inc invested in 0.01% or 10,763 shares. Andra Ap reported 30,800 shares stake. Commonwealth Equity holds 0.01% or 11,304 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated stated it has 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Us Bank De reported 0.04% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Barrett Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested 1.62% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Bb&T Corporation, a North Carolina-based fund reported 106,897 shares. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation invested in 1.23M shares. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia stated it has 0.01% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.02% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Tarbox Family Office owns 27 shares. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 188,189 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. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 22. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was initiated by KBW with “Outperform” on Tuesday, July 21. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of VRSK in report on Friday, August 26 with “Neutral” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, January 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Bruyette & Woods” reinitiated Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, July 21 with “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 2.

Rafferty Asset Management Llc decreased Ishares Tr (FXI) stake by 62,334 shares to 2.28 million valued at $100.20M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Csx Corp (NYSE:CSX) stake by 12,570 shares and now owns 30,542 shares. Spdr Series Trust (XOP) was reduced too.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 9 sales for $16.70 million activity. Thompson Kenneth E sold $6.83 million worth of stock. 390 shares were bought by Shavel Lee, worth $37,580 on Wednesday, December 20. MILLS ANDREW G sold $145,860 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Friday, September 29. 15,000 shares valued at $1.42M were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B on Wednesday, December 13. The insider LEHMAN JOHN F sold $1.00 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 42 investors sold Stericycle, Inc. shares while 185 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 78.02 million shares or 2.16% more from 76.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 9,250 shares. State Teachers Retirement System holds 141,988 shares. 6,750 are held by Leavell Invest Management Inc. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability owns 7,346 shares. 8,479 are held by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) for 3,160 shares. Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt holds 0.02% or 19,347 shares in its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership holds 28,071 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board owns 21 shares. Daiwa Grp stated it has 0% in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 0.04% in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Parkside Financial Bank And Trust has invested 0% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL). Chevy Chase Inc holds 75,114 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Investor owns 10,000 shares. Bard Associates reported 1.09% of its portfolio in Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL).

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $76.02. About 840,472 shares traded or 6.62% up from the average. Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 14.12% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.82% the S&P500.

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