Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) EVP Kenneth E. Thompson sold 60,569 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.15, for a total transaction of $6,368,830.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 67,551 shares in the company, valued at $7,102,987.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at $103.99 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19. The firm has a market cap of $17,366.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.71. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a twelve month low of $75.60 and a twelve month high of $106.07.

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Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.56. The company had revenue of $570.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $557.09 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 25.88% and a return on equity of 33.58%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.80 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth $112,000. Fusion Family Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth $116,000. Virtue Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth $121,000. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the fourth quarter worth $183,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics during the third quarter worth $164,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.44% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on VRSK. BidaskClub raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $112.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on shares of Verisk Analytics to $105.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $115.00 target price (up from $105.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.07.

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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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