Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.56 EPS

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The business services provider reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.56, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $570.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $557.09 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.80 EPS.

Verisk Analytics (VRSK) traded down $1.75 on Tuesday, hitting $97.04. The stock had a trading volume of 1,465,838 shares, compared to its average volume of 969,004. Verisk Analytics has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $100.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. The stock has a market cap of $16,269.91, a P/E ratio of 36.32, a PEG ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.76.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on VRSK. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. BidaskClub downgraded Verisk Analytics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Verisk Analytics from $91.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Verisk Analytics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.85.

In other news, Director David B. Wright sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.60, for a total transaction of $1,419,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,951 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $846,764.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Lee Shavel purchased 390 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $96.36 per share, with a total value of $37,580.40. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 22,341 shares in the company, valued at $2,152,778.76. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have bought 1,177 shares of company stock valued at $112,591 and have sold 28,526 shares valued at $2,709,268. 3.41% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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.

Earnings History for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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