Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 8,500 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.50, for a total value of $888,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 17,889 shares in the company, valued at $1,869,400.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded down $0.39 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $104.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 508,457 shares, compared to its average volume of 972,273. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 12 month low of $75.60 and a 12 month high of $106.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,240.00, a P/E ratio of 37.71, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.71.
Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, beating 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 the consensus estimate of $557.09 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages recently commented on VRSK. BidaskClub downgraded Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $102.00 price objective (up previously from $100.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price objective on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $115.00 price objective (up previously from $105.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on Verisk Analytics to $105.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Verisk Analytics has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.07.
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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