Guess', Inc. (GES) Reaches $14.99 After 3.00% Down Move; Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Shorts Lowered By 7.76%

March 14, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) had a decrease of 7.76% in short interest. VRSK’s SI was 3.70 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 7.76% from 4.02 million shares previously. With 950,900 avg volume, 4 days are for Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK)’s short sellers to cover VRSK’s short positions. The SI to Verisk Analytics Inc’s float is 2.29%. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $104.18. About 142,537 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

The stock of Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.22% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $14.99. About 292,249 shares traded. Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) has declined 38.50% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $1.23B company. It was reported on Mar, 14 by We have $14.54 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:GES worth $36.99M less.

Analysts await Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) to report earnings on March, 21 after the close. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 29.27% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.41 per share. GES’s profit will be $43.60 million for 7.07 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Guess', Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 341.67% EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Guess? (NYSE:GES), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Guess? had 43 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, December 22. On Thursday, March 17 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Thursday, December 1. The stock of Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 25 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, August 16 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research given on Wednesday, May 25. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 9.

Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. It operates through five divisions: Americas Retail, Europe, Asia, Americas Wholesale, and Licensing. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold Guess', Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 66.54 million shares or 2.46% more from 64.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Savings Bank Of The West invested in 10,945 shares. Quantitative Inv Ltd invested in 72,300 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Federated Invsts Pa holds 3,875 shares. Citigroup accumulated 35,234 shares. Moreover, Hanson And Doremus Invest Management has 0.02% invested in Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES) for 4,075 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 133,810 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Susquehanna Gru Llp has 0% invested in Guess', Inc. (NYSE:GES). Pnc Financial Services Grp reported 1,560 shares. Majedie Asset Management Limited has 724,200 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr accumulated 44,350 shares. Schroder Group Inc stated it has 327,035 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Voya Inv Ltd Com accumulated 26,649 shares. 104,300 are owned by Swiss National Bank & Trust. California State Teachers Retirement System invested in 95,849 shares or 0% of the stock. Sei Invs Co holds 39,287 shares.

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 $17.19 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 31.67 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.

Among 20 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, October 23 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. As per Sunday, December 10, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 18. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, February 22 with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, December 7. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $25.08 million activity. Shares for $7.37 million were sold by BROWN HYATT J on Friday, February 23. Thompson Kenneth E had sold 69,793 shares worth $5.94M. $748,865 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by LEHMAN JOHN F on Friday, March 9. On Wednesday, February 21 MILLS ANDREW G sold $300,000 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 3,000 shares. 10,000 shares were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B, worth $1.05M. Shavel Lee had bought 354 shares worth $37,205 on Monday, March 12.

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