Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Director John F. Lehman sold 10,526 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.11, for a total value of $1,001,127.86. Following the transaction, the director now owns 92,656 shares in the company, valued at $8,812,512.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) traded up $0.27 during trading on Friday, hitting $95.00. The stock had a trading volume of 2,703,879 shares, compared to its average volume of 821,443. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,548.56, a PE ratio of 29.50, a PEG ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $98.60.

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

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% in the second 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 raised its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 669 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the second quarter worth $153,000. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the second quarter worth $161,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the third quarter worth $164,000. 93.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on VRSK. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price objective on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Sunday, December 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $89.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Verisk Analytics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target 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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