Media headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1264424331686 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- AER Study Reveals Extreme Winter Weather Is Strongly Related to Arctic Warmth (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $565.47 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Buying: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) CFO Purchases 354 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- David B. Wright Sells 10,000 Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Hanover Insurance Group Adopts Xactware’s ClaimXperience Solution (finance.yahoo.com)
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) traded down $0.39 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $104.09. The company had a trading volume of 508,457 shares, compared to its average volume of 972,273. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. Verisk Analytics has a 12-month low of $75.60 and a 12-month high of $106.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,240.00, a PE ratio of 37.71, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.71.
Several research analysts have recently commented on VRSK shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research report on Sunday, December 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.07.
In other news, CFO Lee Shavel purchased 354 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $105.10 per share, for a total transaction of $37,205.40. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 23,482 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,467,958.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew G. Mills sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.38, for a total value of $289,140.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 96,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,303,079.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 1,531 shares of company stock valued at $149,796 and have sold 107,220 shares valued at $10,762,450. Company insiders own 3.41% of the company’s stock.
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About Verisk Analytics
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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