Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) CFO Lee Shavel Purchases 388 Shares

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) CFO Lee Shavel purchased 388 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $96.61 per share, with a total value of $37,484.68. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,195,848.69. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Lee Shavel also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, December 20th, Lee Shavel purchased 390 shares of Verisk Analytics stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $96.36 per share, with a total value of $37,580.40.

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) traded up $0.83 on Friday, hitting $97.50. The stock had a trading volume of 734,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 704,608. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45. The firm has a market cap of $15,920.77, a P/E ratio of 35.85, a PEG ratio of 3.16 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.

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

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target for the company in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Sunday, December 10th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.64.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisory Services Network LLC grew its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 300.5% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Perigon Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Verisk Analytics by 61.2% in the 2nd quarter. Perigon Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 669 shares during the period. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $153,000. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $161,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Verisk Analytics in the 3rd quarter valued at about $164,000. Institutional investors own 92.84% 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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