Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.21

News headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7033138644218 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several analysts have commented on VRSK shares. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on shares of Verisk Analytics from $86.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley lifted 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, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.29.

Verisk Analytics (VRSK) traded up $0.67 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $92.53. 1,030,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 812,366. Verisk Analytics has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $92.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. The firm has a market cap of $15,128.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.26 and a beta of 0.76.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last issued 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 net margin of 22.09% and a return on equity of 36.91%. The firm had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.84 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Verisk Analytics will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 1,232 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.50, for a total value of $101,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 104,293 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,604,172.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Christopher M. Foskett sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total transaction of $500,610.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 15,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,409,808.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 318,146 shares of company stock valued at $27,443,084 in the last three months. Insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.

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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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