News coverage about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0068806182089 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank Of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2018 Earnings Estimate for Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Issued By William Blair (americanbankingnews.com)
- Critical Analysis: Conduent (CNDT) versus Verisk Analytics (VRSK) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Verisk Analytics’ (VRSK) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Cantor Fitzgerald (americanbankingnews.com)
- AIR Updates Insured Loss Estimates for Hurricane Maria (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Verisk Analytics from $82.00 to $83.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $91.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average 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 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.06. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The company had revenue of $549.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.84 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Verisk Analytics will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.
In other news, 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 sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CAO David J. Grover sold 6,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.45, for a total value of $535,925.00. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 13,028 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,074,158.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 308,146 shares of company stock valued at $26,665,544. Corporate 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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