Scott G. Stephenson Sells 5,144 Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Stock

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 5,144 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.83, for a total value of $564,965.52. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 634,052 shares in the company, valued at $69,637,931.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of VRSK opened at $109.21 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.96, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 1 year low of $78.97 and a 1 year high of $110.32.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The business services provider reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94. The firm had revenue of $581.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $565.41 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 31.75% and a net margin of 26.05%. The business’s revenue was up 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 4.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.



Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Ostrum Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the 1st quarter valued at $100,000. Virtue Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the 4th quarter valued at $121,000. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the 1st quarter valued at $145,000. Summit Trail Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 7,839.7% during the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 176,182 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $176,000 after purchasing an additional 173,963 shares during the period. Finally, Psagot Investment House Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the 1st quarter valued at $198,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.22% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $119.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, May 4th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on Verisk Analytics from $108.00 to $105.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $112.00 target price on Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $104.36.

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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