Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Director David B. Wright sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.60, for a total value of $1,419,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,951 shares in the company, valued at approximately $846,764.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded down $0.19 on Wednesday, reaching $94.41. The company had a trading volume of 848,248 shares, compared to its average volume of 812,791. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a one year low of $75.60 and a one year high of $98.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The stock has a market cap of $15,590.00, a PE ratio of 29.48, a P/E/G ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 0.80.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The company had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $527.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. Verisk Analytics’s revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VRSK. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% in the 2nd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 669 shares during the period. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 2nd quarter worth $153,000. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 2nd quarter worth $161,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 3rd quarter worth $164,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.27% of the company’s stock.

VRSK has been the topic of several analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $90.00 target price on Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verisk Analytics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $91.15.

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Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The Company operates through two segments: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. Its Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements in each United States state in which they operate.

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