Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Director Andrew G. Mills Sells 3,000 Shares

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.38, for a total transaction of $289,140.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 96,525 shares in the company, valued at $9,303,079.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded up $0.06 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $96.00. The stock had a trading volume of 1,067,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 822,463. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,970.00, a P/E ratio of 29.98, a P/E/G ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.80. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a 12 month low of $75.60 and a 12 month high of $98.60. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $527.97 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.84 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Verisk Analytics, Inc. will post 3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of VRSK. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 26.1% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 40,471 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,414,000 after buying an additional 8,367 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 23.9% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 594,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $50,166,000 after buying an additional 114,838 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 3.0% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 745,507 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $62,894,000 after buying an additional 21,949 shares during the period. KBC Group NV lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 69.3% in the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 22,791 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,923,000 after buying an additional 9,328 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 89.8% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 69,423 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,832,000 after buying an additional 32,852 shares during the period. 92.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Sunday, December 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $89.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on Verisk Analytics from $85.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.15.

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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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