News articles about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.355542739001 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance (investing.com)
- As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance (VRSK) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- No Place Like Home: The Internet Of Things And Its Promise For Consumers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Director Sells $1,001,127.86 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- David B. Wright Sells 15,000 Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
VRSK has been the topic of several analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $90.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Morgan Stanley increased their target price 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, November 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.15.
Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 22.09% and a return on equity of 36.91%. Verisk Analytics’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.84 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics will post 3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Verisk Analytics news, EVP Kenneth E. Thompson sold 80,207 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.13, for a total value of $6,828,021.91. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 107,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,131,384.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total transaction of $101,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 104,293 shares in the company, valued at $8,604,172.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 327,172 shares of company stock worth $28,549,747 over the last ninety days. 3.41% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Verisk Analytics Company Profile
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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