Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4757464500831 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded up $0.83 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $97.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 734,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 682,789. 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 has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $98.60. The company has a market cap of $16,060.00, a P/E ratio of 35.98, a PEG ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.80.

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

A number of brokerages have weighed in on VRSK. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. BidaskClub lowered Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.64.

In related news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total value of $278,160.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $500,610.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 15,489 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,409,808.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders purchased 22,978 shares of company stock worth $2,098,817 and sold 327,172 shares worth $28,591,387. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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About Verisk Analytics

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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