Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.23

Media headlines about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1264424331686 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

NASDAQ:VRSK opened at $104.96 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19. Verisk Analytics has a 1-year low of $75.60 and a 1-year high of $106.07. The firm has a market cap of $17,260.11, a P/E ratio of 32.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.67.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.56. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 33.58% and a net margin of 25.88%. The company had revenue of $570.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $557.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.80 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Verisk Analytics will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $103.07.

In other news, CFO Lee Shavel purchased 388 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $96.61 per share, with a total value of $37,484.68. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,195,848.69. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Hyatt J. Brown sold 73,587 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.20, for a total value of $7,373,417.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 78,673 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,883,034.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 1,141 shares of company stock valued at $112,216 and have sold 401,642 shares valued at $41,814,853. 3.41% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics, Inc provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally. Its Decision Analytics segment develops predictive models to forecast scenarios, and produce standard and customized analytics for predicting loss, selecting and pricing risk, detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses.

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