Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) CFO Lee Shavel Buys 354 Shares

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) CFO Lee Shavel bought 354 shares of Verisk Analytics stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at approximately $2,467,958.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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

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  • On Monday, February 12th, Lee Shavel bought 399 shares of Verisk Analytics stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $94.05 per share, for a total transaction of $37,525.95.
  • On Wednesday, January 10th, Lee Shavel bought 388 shares of Verisk Analytics stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $96.61 per share, for a total transaction of $37,484.68.
  • On Wednesday, December 20th, Lee Shavel bought 390 shares of Verisk Analytics stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of $96.36 per share, with a total value of $37,580.40.

Shares of NASDAQ:VRSK opened at $104.13 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $17,260.11, a PE ratio of 32.44, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.67. Verisk Analytics has a twelve month low of $75.60 and a twelve month high of $106.07. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19.

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

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 10.7% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 691,437 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $57,522,000 after purchasing an additional 66,868 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 12.0% during the third quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $895,000 after purchasing an additional 1,157 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 1.6% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 496,897 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $41,337,000 after purchasing an additional 7,819 shares during the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 26,666.7% during the third quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 4,818 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $401,000 after purchasing an additional 4,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in Verisk Analytics by 28.3% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 172,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $14,391,000 after purchasing an additional 38,131 shares during the last quarter. 92.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VRSK. BidaskClub raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.07.

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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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