Why David Wright Sold 10,000 Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK)?; Paradigm Financial Advisors Has Trimmed American Tower (AMT) Position By $5.40 Million

Verisk Analytics Inc’s director David Wright unloaded 10,000 shares of the New Jersey-based company in an open market transaction dated March 12, 2018. These transaction’s shares were unloaded at an average price per share of $105.0, for an aggregate sell of $1,049,900. The transaction was made on March 12, 2018 and this act was unveiled in a filing which was filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission. This filing is at your disposal for a review here. David Wright owns 0.02% of the -company’s market cap or 30,661 shares.

Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc decreased American Tower (AMT) stake by 87.01% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc sold 39,740 shares as American Tower (AMT)’s stock rose 18.69%. The Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc holds 5,931 shares with $810,000 value, down from 45,671 last quarter. American Tower now has $62.67 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.04% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $145.08. About 2.44M shares traded. American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT) has risen 23.66% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.96% the S&P500.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $13.36 million activity. The insider DiSanto Edmund sold $1.36M. $4.94 million worth of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) was sold by TAICLET JAMES D JR. $228,793 worth of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) shares were sold by SHARBUTT DAVID E. 5,000 shares were sold by THOMPSON SAMME L, worth $715,800 on Tuesday, January 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 36 investors sold AMT shares while 287 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 287 raised stakes. 378.31 million shares or 1.55% less from 384.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Atwood & Palmer stated it has 400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams owns 5,815 shares. Arcadia Investment Management Corporation Mi holds 200 shares. Linscomb And Williams reported 0.12% stake. 256 were reported by Hirtle Callaghan Company Lc. Resolution stated it has 4.39% in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Barr E S & invested in 24,309 shares. Coatue Management Lc holds 1.18% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) for 1.06 million shares. Peconic Partners Limited Liability holds 0.58% or 26,500 shares in its portfolio. Williams Jones & Ltd Liability Company has 73,743 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Equity holds 58,349 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. De Burlo Gp has 107,420 shares for 3.25% of their portfolio. Colony has 19,960 shares. Bluestein R H & invested 0.02% of its portfolio in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT). Bradley Foster Sargent Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 4,782 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. American Tower Corporation has $177.0 highest and $100 lowest target. $149.95’s average target is 3.36% above currents $145.08 stock price. American Tower Corporation had 70 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Macquarie Research. The company was maintained on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. SunTrust initiated it with “Buy” rating and $128 target in Tuesday, September 13 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 2 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 30. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, December 6 with “Outperform”.

Among 20 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verisk Analytics has $118.0 highest and $70 lowest target. $98.56’s average target is -6.01% below currents $104.86 stock price. Verisk Analytics had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, February 22. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Tuesday, July 21 to “Sell”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Equal-Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by JP Morgan. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 18. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 31. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. 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. Shelter Insur Retirement Plan holds 41,200 shares. Shine Advisory holds 0.01% or 120 shares in its portfolio. Exxonmobil Invest Tx holds 28,382 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited Co has 0.05% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). The Ontario – Canada-based Hillsdale Inv Management has invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). M&T Bancorporation Corp, New York-based fund reported 45,879 shares. The New York-based Paradigm Asset Mngmt Communications Limited Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Amp Cap invested in 0.05% or 117,461 shares. Pension Service holds 168,414 shares. Mutual Of America Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 19,451 shares. Capstone Ltd Liability Company invested in 2,515 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 201,167 were reported by Natl Bank Of Montreal Can. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 1.66 million shares in its portfolio. Vident Investment Advisory Ltd Llc invested 0.02% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 164,221 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $104.86. About 680,972 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for clients in the insurance, natural resources, healthcare, financial services, and risk management markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $17.30 billion. The companyÂ’s Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to property and casualty insurance clients and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. It has a 31.87 P/E ratio. The Company’s solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its clients analyze and price their risks; and customized services that include assisting with the development of independent insurance programs, analysis of their own underwriting experience, development of classification systems and rating plans, and other business decisions, as well as supplies information to various clients in other markets.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $24.07 million activity. $37,485 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was bought by Shavel Lee on Wednesday, January 10. Shares for $6.83M were sold by Thompson Kenneth E. LEHMAN JOHN F sold $1.00M worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Friday, December 15. MILLS ANDREW G had sold 1,768 shares worth $145,860 on Friday, September 29. BROWN HYATT J sold $7.37 million worth of stock or 73,587 shares. 15,000 Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares with value of $1.42M were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B.

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