Cantor Fitzgerald restated their buy rating on shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) in a report released on Wednesday. They currently have a $92.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $90.00 price objective on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock 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. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and set a $82.00 price objective (down from $83.00) on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verisk Analytics presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $88.23.

Shares of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $91.03 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.45. Verisk Analytics has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $91.41. The company has a market capitalization of $14,991.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.45, a P/E/G ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.76.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced 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 return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The business had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $527.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.84 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics will post 3.16 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $247,500.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 105,525 shares in the company, valued at $8,705,812.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Frank J. Coyne sold 64,420 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.44, for a total value 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 sold 293,950 shares of company stock worth $25,301,427. Corporate insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 40.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 380 shares in the last quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 45.8% in the second quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 418 shares in the last quarter. Huntington National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 29.6% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 354 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Perigon Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% in the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 669 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.68% of the company’s stock.

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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