Media coverage about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4922357755739 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Verisk Analytics from $91.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. BidaskClub raised Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on Verisk Analytics to $100.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $101.00 price target on Verisk Analytics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $94.50.
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) traded up $1.75 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $96.63. The company had a trading volume of 916,033 shares, compared to its average volume of 918,430. Verisk Analytics has a 12-month low of $75.60 and a 12-month high of $100.54. The firm has a market cap of $15,530.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.53, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current 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 on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $96.36 per share, with a total value of $37,580.40. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,341 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,152,778.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.72, for a total value of $278,160.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders acquired 1,177 shares of company stock worth $112,591 and sold 31,526 shares worth $2,987,428. 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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