Media headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3142376248469 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect 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:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on VRSK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective (down from $83.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Verisk Analytics presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.23.

Shares of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $91.03. 877,081 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 736,511. Verisk Analytics has a fifty-two week low of $75.60 and a fifty-two week high of $91.41. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.76.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.84 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Verisk Analytics will post 3.15 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Verisk Analytics news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $101,640.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 104,293 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,604,172.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Frank J. Coyne sold 64,420 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.44, for a total transaction of $5,826,144.80. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 58,998 shares in the company, valued at $5,335,779.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 293,950 shares of company stock worth $25,301,427. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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