As Transdigm Group (TDG) Stock Price Rose, Marble Arch Investments LP Has Trimmed Its Stake; Ensemble Capital Management Holding in Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Boosted by $2.64 Million as Market Valuation Declined

February 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Scott Mclellan decreased its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (TDG) by 28.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marble Arch Investments Lp sold 98,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.33% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott Mclellan held 244,000 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $62.38 million, down from 342,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marble Arch Investments Lp who had been investing in Transdigm Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.57B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $298.35. About 473,936 shares traded or 8.71% up from the average. TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) has risen 12.77% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.93% the S&P500.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc (VRSK) by 23.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ensemble Capital Management Llc bought 31,810 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.47% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 164,875 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.72M, up from 133,065 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ensemble Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Verisk Analytics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $98.79. About 2.07 million shares traded or 124.22% up from the average. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc, which manages about $381.11M and $477.10 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG) by 13,190 shares to 54,095 shares, valued at $13.83 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 15,463 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 165,007 shares, and cut its stake in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 39 investors sold VRSK shares while 143 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 149.72 million shares or 1.38% more from 147.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. South Dakota Council stated it has 0.02% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Oppenheimer Com, New York-based fund reported 10,481 shares. Northern Trust holds 0.04% or 1.82 million shares in its portfolio. Diversified Tru accumulated 2,837 shares. Parkside National Bank & Trust & Tru has 1,301 shares. Cibc Ww Markets reported 34,888 shares. Cornerstone Management Limited Liability has 26,680 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Raymond James Financial Inc reported 2,461 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cognios Cap Ltd reported 0.75% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Blackrock reported 9.67M shares. Moreover, Ameriprise Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 691,437 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Group Inc (Ca) owns 200 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Baillie Gifford & Com reported 0.51% stake. Brookstone Management reported 0.05% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Barclays Public Ltd Liability Corporation reported 147,816 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $16.70 million activity. LEHMAN JOHN F also sold $1.00M worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Friday, December 15. On Wednesday, September 6 the insider WRIGHT DAVID B sold $808,200. The insider Shavel Lee bought $37,485. Thompson Kenneth E also sold $6.83M worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 42 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Monday, August 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $90.0 target. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, January 22 by BMO Capital Markets. Wood initiated the shares of VRSK in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26 with “Neutral”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral” on Wednesday, February 15. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, January 20 report.

Among 20 analysts covering Transdigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Transdigm Group Incorporated had 75 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Suntrust Robinson initiated TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by SunTrust. The rating was downgraded by Wellington Shields on Tuesday, November 15 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 10 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 14.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $12.06 million activity. Shares for $1.47M were sold by Jones Roger on Wednesday, January 17. 15,000 shares were sold by Henderson Robert S, worth $3.96M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 0.63 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 30 investors sold TDG shares while 129 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 56.62 million shares or 1.72% less from 57.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Gp Inc holds 2.68 million shares. Carroll Financial Associate, North Carolina-based fund reported 72 shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe And Llc holds 0.07% or 19,309 shares in its portfolio. Aravt Glob Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 10.77% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Ameritas Invest Ptnrs holds 1,103 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Plante Moran Financial Advsr invested in 0% or 9 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset reported 0.03% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Moreover, Checchi Capital Advisers Limited Co has 0.02% invested in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) for 839 shares. Van Eck Assoc invested in 124,262 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Eulav Asset Mgmt, a New York-based fund reported 43,800 shares. Us National Bank De reported 145,566 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Co stated it has 1.19% of its portfolio in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Norinchukin Fincl Bank The owns 3,593 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. King Luther Capital Management reported 3,270 shares. New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.04% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG).

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