Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock Price

News coverage about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.1119929318309 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Verisk Analytics stock traded down $1.32 during trading on Friday, reaching $104.13. The company had a trading volume of 1,254,912 shares, compared to its average volume of 747,553. Verisk Analytics has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $106.07. The stock has a market cap of $17,413.69, a P/E ratio of 32.44, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.56. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 33.58% and a net margin of 25.88%. The company had revenue of $570.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $557.09 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.80 EPS. Verisk Analytics’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Verisk Analytics will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $112.00 price target on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised their price target on Verisk Analytics to $105.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.07.

In related news, CFO Lee Shavel bought 399 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $94.05 per share, with a total value of $37,525.95. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 23,128 shares in the company, valued at $2,175,188.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director John F. Lehman sold 7,107 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.37, for a total value of $748,864.59. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 106,656 shares in the company, valued at $11,238,342.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 1,141 shares of company stock worth $112,216 and sold 401,642 shares worth $41,814,853. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics, Inc provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally. Its Decision Analytics segment develops predictive models to forecast scenarios, and produce standard and customized analytics for predicting loss, selecting and pricing risk, detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses.

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