Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stake Has Raised by Junto Capital Management Lp; Fiera Capital Lowered Its Tronox LTD (TROX) Stake by $533,052 as Valuation Declined

August 10, 2018 - By Matthew Medley

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Fiera Capital Corp decreased its stake in Tronox Ltd (TROX) by 11.8% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fiera Capital Corp sold 29,614 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 221,328 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.08 million, down from 250,942 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fiera Capital Corp who had been investing in Tronox Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.96 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.15% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $16.01. About 755,611 shares traded. Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) has risen 10.27% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.30% the S&P500. Some Historical TROX News: 07/03/2018 – TRONOX SAYS IT WITHDREW FTC SUIT AFTER EXTENDING TIMING ON DEAL; 20/03/2018 – TRONOX GETS STATEMENT OF OBJECTIONS FROM EC ON CRISTAL TIO2 PUR; 10/05/2018 – TRONOX CEO JEFF QUINN SPEAKS ON 1Q EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL; 20/03/2018 – Tronox Receives Statement of Objections from the European Commission Regarding the Cristal TiO2 Acquisition Agreement; 25/04/2018 – EXXARO RESOURCES LTD – BOARD HAS DETERMINED THAT IT WILL EXPLORE AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVES TO MONETISE ITS STAKE IN TRONOX IN A STAGED PROCESS OVER TIME; 20/03/2018 – TRONOX SAYS IT MUST RESPOND TO OBJECTIONS BY EARLY APRIL 2018; 20/03/2018 – TRONOX CITES CRISTAL TIO2 PURCHASE PACT; 21/03/2018 – TRONOX IN BUY PACT TO SELL ELECTROLYTIC OPS FOR $13M CASH; 07/03/2018 TRONOX WITHDRAWS CASE AGAINST FTC OVER MERGER CHALLENGE; 15/05/2018 – Tronox Presenting at Conference Jun 14

Junto Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 6.29% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Junto Capital Management Lp bought 33,084 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.42% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 558,835 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $58.12M, up from 525,751 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Junto Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.26 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $116.93. About 256,358 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 30.70% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.13% the S&P500. Some Historical VRSK News: 11/04/2018 – Verisk 3E Unlocks World’s Most Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Database of Safety Data Sheets; 09/04/2018 – AIR Worldwide Collaborates with RenaissanceRe to Develop Industry’s First Probabilistic Model for Extreme Liability Events; 06/03/2018 – Verisk Projects Written Premium for Comml Cyber Liability to Reach $6.2B by 2020; 14/05/2018 – Property/Casualty Insurance Industry’s Surplus Continued to Grow in 2017, Despite 15.8 Percent Drop in Net Income; 17/04/2018 – Hyundai Motor America Selects Verisk For Usage-Based Insurance; 19/04/2018 – Verisk Launches API for Mozart Form Composer; 17/04/2018 – Hyundai Motor Amer Selects Verisk for Usage-Based Insurance; 20/04/2018 – DJ Verisk Analytics Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (VRSK); 20/03/2018 – ISO Claims Partners Integrates Premonition Data and Analytics to Improve Claim Litigation Outcomes; 26/04/2018 – VERISK ANALYTICS REPORTS OPERATING SEGMENT CHANGE

Analysts await Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) to report earnings on November, 14. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 175.00% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.08 per share. TROX’s profit will be $26.95 million for 18.19 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by Tronox Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.03% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Tronox (NYSE:TROX), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Tronox had 26 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Thursday, August 6. Alembic maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2300 target in Tuesday, August 8 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 27. J.P. Morgan initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of TROX in report on Monday, August 6 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Wednesday, April 6 to “Sell”. UBS maintained Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) on Friday, March 2 with “Sell” rating. Alembic maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. Barclays Capital initiated Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) rating on Thursday, December 14. Barclays Capital has “Buy” rating and $25.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2018 Q1. Its down 1.12, from 2.06 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 37 investors sold TROX shares while 47 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 80.97 million shares or 0.44% less from 81.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Nokota Mngmt LP holds 0.03% or 101,600 shares. Kennedy Capital Mngmt invested 0.15% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). American International Grp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Daiwa Securities invested in 0% or 6,100 shares. Lorber David A holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) for 614 shares. Gradient Invs Limited Liability Corporation, Minnesota-based fund reported 6 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd accumulated 10,018 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has 0.01% invested in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) for 274,400 shares. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs Inc has 0.01% invested in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX). Numerixs Inv Technology has 8,100 shares. Citadel Lc accumulated 0.01% or 815,034 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 63,962 shares. 11,494 were accumulated by Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Com. Bluecrest Cap Mgmt Limited accumulated 0.09% or 150,341 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Royal Savings Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX).

Another recent and important Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Tronox’s (TROX) CEO Jeff Quinn on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on August 02, 2018.

Fiera Capital Corp, which manages about $21.00 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 36,183 shares to 461,309 shares, valued at $21.51M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Aptiv Plc by 119,089 shares in the quarter, for a total of 226,577 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VNQI).

Investors sentiment is 1.08 in 2018 Q1. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It is flat, as 27 investors sold VRSK shares while 158 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 145.38 million shares or 0.63% more from 144.47 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fort Washington Advisors Oh owns 168,725 shares. Peak6 Investments Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Glob X Management Limited Liability accumulated 4,649 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Baillie Gifford Communications has 4.41 million shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Rmb Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 8,240 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The Washington-based Washington Cap Mgmt has invested 0.42% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Moreover, Stock Yards Retail Bank has 1.61% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 139,191 shares. Torray Limited Liability Co reported 197,187 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 2,418 shares. Btim Corp accumulated 26,760 shares. Eagle Asset has 0.02% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 29,468 shares. Bell Savings Bank has invested 0.18% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). 370,808 are owned by Stephens Inv Management Ltd Liability Com. Envestnet Asset accumulated 50,691 shares. Moreover, Invesco has 0.06% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK).

Among 20 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 54 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 18 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 22. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy” on Thursday, February 22. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by KBW. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Deutsche Bank. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Thursday, January 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $100.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 23 report.

More notable recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “AIR Worldwide Releases New Reinsurance Catastrophe Modeling Software” on August 01, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Verisk to Announce Fiscal Second-Quarter 2018 Results on July 31, 2018” published on July 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) CEO Scott Stephenson on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on August 01, 2018. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “ISO Increases Number of Fire Hydrants in Its PPC Program to 9 Million” published on July 17, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Property/Casualty Insurance Industry’s Net Income Doubles to $17.1 Billion in First-Quarter 2018” with publication date: July 12, 2018.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 5 buys, and 26 sales for $82.39 million activity. Shares for $547,400 were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B on Thursday, June 14. On Friday, March 9 the insider LEHMAN JOHN F sold $748,865. Shares for $718,407 were sold by IORDANOU CONSTANTINE on Tuesday, March 13. Another trade for 357 shares valued at $37,906 was made by Shavel Lee on Thursday, May 10. $5.62 million worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Anquillare Mark V on Friday, May 11. BROWN HYATT J had sold 73,587 shares worth $7.37 million on Friday, February 23.

Junto Capital Management Lp, which manages about $738.27 million and $1.33B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Price T Rowe Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 299,080 shares to 231,797 shares, valued at $25.03M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 123,179 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,550 shares, and cut its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX).

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