EPS for Platform Specialty Products (PAH) Expected At $0.19; Wedgewood Partners Has Lowered Its Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stake

May 9, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

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Analysts expect Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) to report $0.19 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 18.75% from last quarter’s $0.16 EPS. PAH’s profit would be $54.74M giving it 13.82 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. After having $0.23 EPS previously, Platform Specialty Products Corporation’s analysts see -17.39% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $10.5. About 2.12M shares traded. Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has declined 24.04% since May 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.59% the S&P500.

Wedgewood Partners Inc decreased Verisk Analytics (VRSK) stake by 23.83% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Wedgewood Partners Inc sold 333,906 shares as Verisk Analytics (VRSK)’s stock rose 6.64%. The Wedgewood Partners Inc holds 1.07M shares with $102.44 million value, down from 1.40M last quarter. Verisk Analytics now has $17.12B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $103.62. About 919,570 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 27.59% since May 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 28 investors sold VRSK shares while 156 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 144.47 million shares or 3.50% less from 149.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tortoise Cap Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 5 shares. Profund Advsrs Limited Company owns 14,101 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 0.1% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Sageworth Tru holds 0% or 17 shares in its portfolio. Wedgewood Prtn Incorporated reported 4.15% stake. Conning Inc reported 2,790 shares. Riverhead Capital Mngmt invested 0.02% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Barbara Oil owns 7,500 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Kentucky Retirement accumulated 9,584 shares. Uss Invest Mgmt Ltd stated it has 760,000 shares. Lazard Asset Lc holds 0% or 146 shares in its portfolio. Curbstone Mngmt reported 0.37% stake. Franklin Resource Inc holds 1.92 million shares. Weatherstone Cap Mngmt holds 0.28% or 4,442 shares. 28,120 were accumulated by Utah Retirement Systems.

More notable recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Hyundai Joins the Verisk Data Exchange” on April 17, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Verisk Launches API for Mozart Form Composer” published on April 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “BofI Is Inexpensive – Cramer’s Lightning Round (4/30/18)” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Verisk Reports First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Verisk Announces Operating Segment Change Effective for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2018” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 4 buys, and 13 insider sales for $32.54 million activity. $300,000 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by MILLS ANDREW G on Wednesday, February 21. On Monday, March 12 the insider WRIGHT DAVID B sold $1.05 million. LEHMAN JOHN F had sold 10,526 shares worth $1.00 million on Friday, December 15. The insider Shavel Lee bought 390 shares worth $37,580. $729,750 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Grover David J.. Another trade for 73,587 shares valued at $7.37 million was sold by BROWN HYATT J. Shares for $6.37 million were sold by Thompson Kenneth E on Friday, March 16.

Among 20 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 51 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1. Susquehanna downgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, February 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 23. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by JP Morgan. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, January 22 report.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.03 billion. It operates through two divisions, Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Performance Solutions segment offers plating products that are used to plate holes; electroless nickel products, which are applied to various metal and plastic surfaces; electronic assembly materials for use in the electronic market and residential boiler systems; final finishes that are used on printed circuit boards; circuit formation products for surface preparation; oxides, which are used in the fabrication of multilayer circuit boards; semiconductor materials and packaging products; and pre-treatment and cleaning solutions.

Among 10 analysts covering Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Platform Specialty Products Corporation had 25 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 15 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 13. TH Capital initiated Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) on Monday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, March 9. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 16. The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Barclays Capital.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $4.88 million activity. 1,000 Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) shares with value of $9,550 were bought by Gliklich Benjamin. $4.83 million worth of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) was bought by FRANKLIN MARTIN E. Another trade for 4,000 shares valued at $39,640 was made by Casanello Diego Lopez on Tuesday, December 19.

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