Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 4th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.29 per share by the business services provider on Wednesday, June 30th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.62%.
Shares of VRSK traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $188.52. The stock had a trading volume of 635,198 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,030,930. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $30.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.69 and a beta of 0.67. The company’s 50-day moving average is $181.05 and its 200 day moving average is $188.77. Verisk Analytics has a 12-month low of $151.18 and a 12-month high of $210.66.
Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 22nd. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $713.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $717.04 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.42% and a net margin of 19.12%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.13 EPS. Research analysts forecast that Verisk Analytics will post 4.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 1,255 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $176.25, for a total value of $221,193.75. Also, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 486 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Monday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $180.00, for a total value of $87,480.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 18,498 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,329,640. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 11,039 shares of company stock valued at $1,951,172 in the last three months. 2.55% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Verisk Analytics Company Profile
Verisk Analytics, Inc is a data analytics provider, which engages in the provision of data analytics for customers in insurance, energy markets and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Insurance, Energy & Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment serves insurance customers and focuses on the prediction of loss, the selection and pricing of risk, and compliance.
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