Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4850705445994 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

VRSK has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Verisk Analytics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $94.50.

Shares of Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK) opened at $92.91 on Friday. Verisk Analytics has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $100.54. The firm has a market cap of $15,300.00, a P/E ratio of 34.28, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36.

In other Verisk Analytics news, CFO Lee Shavel bought 390 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $96.36 per share, with a total value of $37,580.40. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,341 shares in the company, valued at $2,152,778.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total transaction of $278,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 31,526 shares of company stock worth $2,987,428. 3.41% of the stock is owned by 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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