Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total transaction of $278,160.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ VRSK) traded up $0.24 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $93.82. 946,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 814,983. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $75.60 and a fifty-two week high of $94.26. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The company has a market capitalization of $15,411.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.24, a P/E/G ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 0.76.

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

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Several research firms recently commented on VRSK. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $89.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.29.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 40.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 380 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 29.6% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after acquiring an additional 354 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its stake 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 valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Perigon Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in 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. Finally, BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new position in Verisk Analytics in the 2nd quarter worth about $153,000. 93.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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