Mary Riskey, Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO)’s insider Sold 3,186 Shares; Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Has 1.03 Sentiment

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 $16.48 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 36.78 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.

Mary Riskey, Chief Accounting Officer of Two Harbors Investment Corp, in an insider transaction unloaded some 3,186 shares whose value is estimated to be $48,311 at average stock price of $15.2. Mary Riskey has ownership of about 0.02% of Two Harbors Investment Corp’s total market capitalization or 40,624 shares. The information is as shown in a SEC document dated 31-01-2018.

The stock decreased 1.73% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $14.75. About 3.06 million shares traded or 35.86% up from the average. Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) has risen 18.26% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.56% the S&P500.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust that focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights, commercial real estate assets, and other financial assets in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.57 billion. The company's target assets include agency RMBS collateralized by fixed rate mortgage loans, adjustable rate mortgage loans, hybrid mortgage loans, or derivatives; and non-agency RMBS collateralized by prime mortgage loans, Alt-A mortgage loans, pay-option ARM mortgage loans, and subprime mortgage loans. It has a 5.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s target assets also comprise floating and fixed rate commercial real estate loans; and other assets, such as financial and mortgage-related assets, as well as residential mortgage loans and certain non-hedging transactions.

Analysts await Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) to report earnings on February, 5. TWO’s profit will be $82.02M for 7.85 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Two Harbors Investment Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.84% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Two Harbors Investment has $17 highest and $8 lowest target. $11.64’s average target is -21.08% below currents $14.75 stock price. Two Harbors Investment had 34 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, July 28. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. Maxim Group maintained Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, June 16. Wells Fargo upgraded Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) on Friday, November 4 to “Outperform” rating. FBR Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $16.5 target in Friday, November 10 report. The stock of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, January 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Monday, November 9. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of TWO in report on Friday, January 15 to “Market Perform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.71, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 51 investors sold Two Harbors Investment Corp. shares while 73 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 224.85 million shares or 4.63% less from 235.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Entrustpermal Mngmt Lc holds 1.16% or 276,033 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Com Can owns 37,625 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited Com has 376,473 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Parkwood Limited Com holds 0.02% in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) or 10,507 shares. Kempen Mngmt Nv owns 2.21 million shares. 17,080 are owned by Coe Mgmt Ltd Co. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 440,764 shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 40,633 shares in its portfolio. Meristem Llp holds 0.2% or 48,500 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, First Allied Advisory has 0.01% invested in Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO). Penn Mutual Life Insur Co invested in 300,000 shares. 70,497 are owned by State Of Wisconsin Board. Vanguard Group Inc stated it has 28.72 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 3.61M shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 3.23M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.77 EPS, down 3.75% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.8 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $126.81 million for 32.48 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.33% negative EPS growth.

Wedgewood Partners Inc holds 3.97% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. for 1.40 million shares. Martin Investment Management Llc owns 136,687 shares or 3.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Riverpark Advisors Llc has 3.18% invested in the company for 290,000 shares. The Virginia-based Akre Capital Management Llc has invested 3.14% in the stock. Df Dent & Co Inc, a Maryland-based fund reported 1.44 million shares.

The stock increased 0.94% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $100.05. About 1.07 million shares traded or 18.06% up from the average. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) has risen 4.02% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.