Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK)’s EVP – Gen Counsel and Sec Kenneth Thompson Sold 60569 shares of the Company; Shorts at Dineequity (DIN) Lowered By 2.26%

Dineequity Inc (NYSE:DIN) had a decrease of 2.26% in short interest. DIN’s SI was 3.04M shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 2.26% from 3.11M shares previously. With 217,400 avg volume, 14 days are for Dineequity Inc (NYSE:DIN)’s short sellers to cover DIN’s short positions. The SI to Dineequity Inc’s float is 17.33%. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $65.37. About 415,146 shares traded or 0.58% up from the average. Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) has declined 38.62% since March 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.32% the S&P500.

As shown in the D.C. based-SEC, a document for the sale of 60,569 shares of Verisk Analytics Inc by Kenneth Thompson was filled. Kenneth Thompson serves as a EVP – Gen Counsel and Corp Sec of the ‘s company. The report was filled on 20/03/2018. The sold shares were sold at average $105.1 for share, and had a market value of $6,368,568 U.S. Dollars, making the sale a highly significant one. He also unloaded 104,431 shares with a total value $10,972,697 USD in the last month. Having been a very sizable insider deal at Verisk Analytics Inc, the chance that it remains a secret for long was obviously very low. Kenneth Thompson presently has ownership of 45,038 shares which make up around 0.03% of the New Jersey-Company’s market cap.

Among 8 analysts covering DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. DineEquity had 26 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, February 27 to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. On Tuesday, January 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Instinet to “Neutral”. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 11. Standpoint Research initiated Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, September 3 to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 22 investors sold Dine Brands Global, Inc. shares while 34 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 16.56 million shares or 1.05% less from 16.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Md holds 0% or 5,349 shares. Goldman Sachs Inc invested in 0% or 74,082 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 44,046 shares. 88,935 were reported by Parametric Associate Llc. Northern Tru has invested 0% in Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN). Blackrock holds 0% or 2.17 million shares. Axa invested in 6,642 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners Inc owns 1,512 shares. Aperio Limited Liability holds 0.01% in Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) or 43,440 shares. Voya Invest Llc holds 0% or 7,845 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Grp Inc Inc holds 0% or 1.65 million shares in its portfolio. Park Circle reported 0.01% stake. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag accumulated 0% or 21,291 shares. Art Llc holds 0.04% or 16,300 shares in its portfolio. Olstein Capital Mgmt L P owns 84,900 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio.

DineEquity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, franchises, operates, and rents full-service restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.18 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Franchise Operations, Rental Operations, Company Restaurant Operations, and Financing Operations. It currently has negative earnings. It owns and operates two restaurant concepts, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in the bar and grill segment of the casual dining category of the restaurant industry; and International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in the family dining category of the restaurant industry.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $151,164 activity. $76,881 worth of Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) shares were sold by ADEL BRYAN R. KAY LARRY ALAN sold $74,283 worth of Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) on Monday, February 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. 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. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 608,538 shares. 18 were accumulated by Plante Moran Finance Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Great West Life Assurance Company Can accumulated 112,925 shares. World Asset stated it has 14,741 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon stated it has 1.23M shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. New York State Teachers Retirement has 0.05% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 5,500 shares. Garrison Fincl Corporation holds 22,135 shares or 1.03% of its portfolio. Martin Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 3.18% or 136,687 shares. Natixis Asset has 0.04% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Gateway Investment Advisers Lc accumulated 229,834 shares. Regions Fincl Corp, a Alabama-based fund reported 12,811 shares. 1,970 were reported by Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio owns 155,322 shares. Whittier Tru Co Of Nevada accumulated 406 shares.

The stock increased 1.24% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $105.24. About 504,566 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

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 -6.35% below currents $105.24 stock price. Verisk Analytics had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wood on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. As per Friday, May 5, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, February 15 by Susquehanna. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $106 target in Wednesday, January 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.92 EPS, up 24.32% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.74 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $151.82 million for 28.60 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.58% EPS growth.

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 $17.37 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 31.99 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 3 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $39.23 million activity. On Thursday, October 26 the insider Thompson Kenneth E sold $5.94M. On Monday, March 12 WRIGHT DAVID B sold $1.05 million worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 10,000 shares. McCarthy Vincent de P. sold $834,000 worth of stock. $7.37 million worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by BROWN HYATT J on Friday, February 23. Shares for $37,580 were bought by Shavel Lee. 3,000 Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares with value of $289,140 were sold by MILLS ANDREW G. Shares for $718,407 were sold by IORDANOU CONSTANTINE.

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