Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) had its price target increased by Barclays PLC from $86.00 to $105.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the business services provider’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research note on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a hold rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a buy rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. 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 company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $88.23.

Shares of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $91.03 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45. Verisk Analytics has a one year low of $75.60 and a one year high of $91.41. The stock has a market cap of $14,991.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.76.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 22.09% and a return on equity of 36.91%. The company had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $527.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.84 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics will post 3.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Verisk Analytics news, Director Frank J. Coyne sold 64,420 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 58,998 shares in the company, valued at $5,335,779.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Kenneth E. Thompson sold 80,207 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.13, for a total transaction of $6,828,021.91. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 107,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,131,384.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 293,950 shares of company stock valued at $25,301,427 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VRSK. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC raised its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 45.8% during the second quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,330 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 418 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 40.3% during the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 1,324 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 380 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 29.6% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 1,548 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 354 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,268 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Perigon Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% during the second quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 669 shares during the last quarter. 93.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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