Analysts See $0.77 EPS for Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK); Ironwood Investment Counsel Has Increased Mckesson (MCK) Holding

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc increased Mckesson Corp (MCK) stake by 183.03% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc acquired 7,041 shares as Mckesson Corp (MCK)’s stock rose 1.84%. The Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc holds 10,888 shares with $1.53M value, up from 3,847 last quarter. Mckesson Corp now has $35.82B valuation. The stock rose 0.42% or $0.7 reaching $168.2 per share. About 350,730 shares traded. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has declined 15.45% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report $0.77 EPS on August, 1.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 5.48% from last quarter’s $0.73 EPS. VRSK’s profit would be $128.91 million giving it 27.68 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.74 EPS previously, Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s analysts see 4.05% EPS growth. About 246,354 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. McKesson Corporation had 55 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs downgraded McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) rating on Friday, September 16. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $189 target. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 7 by Bank of America. JP Morgan downgraded McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) on Thursday, January 5 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Mizuho. Mizuho maintained the shares of MCK in report on Friday, January 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 6. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, January 12 with “Outperform”. Cowen & Co downgraded McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) on Tuesday, March 15 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 9 by JP Morgan.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $39.90 million activity. 404 shares were sold by Lampert Erin M, worth $64,854. 38,619 shares were sold by HAMMERGREN JOHN H, worth $6.32 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.38, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 140 investors sold MCK shares while 331 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 178.60 million shares or 5.89% less from 189.78 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 8,544 were reported by Monetary Mgmt Group. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia holds 0.03% or 36,292 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.1% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). Massmutual Tru Communications Fsb Adv reported 19,776 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 2,853 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Mgmt Lp invested in 40,000 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Gulf International Bank (Uk) holds 0.15% or 68,235 shares. Bnp Paribas Invest Sa holds 0.09% or 65,554 shares in its portfolio. Plante Moran Limited Liability owns 379 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Cannell Peter B invested in 0.03% or 4,930 shares. Ahl Llp reported 32,158 shares. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada has 771,660 shares. Vanguard Group holds 0.11% or 14.38 million shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Securities Inc stated it has 5,850 shares. Moreover, Nippon Life Insur Com has 0.03% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) for 10,369 shares.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $10.77 million activity. IORDANOU CONSTANTINE also sold $623,154 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, March 1. Shares for $1.15 million were sold by Huston Eva F.. WRIGHT DAVID B had sold 15,000 shares worth $1.20 million. LEHMAN JOHN F also sold $649,204 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, May 16. Coyne Frank J sold $4.18M worth of stock or 50,053 shares. MILLS ANDREW G sold 3,000 shares worth $250,410. $837,270 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Foskett Christopher M.

Among 14 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 18 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by KBW. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 9 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. UBS downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $74 target in Tuesday, July 21 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by UBS on Thursday, August 4. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 22. The rating was initiated by Wood with “Outperform” on Tuesday, July 21. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 10 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Wednesday, December 7 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Sector Perform” rating and $88 target in Friday, January 20 report.

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