NASDAQ:VRSK - Verisk Analytics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $128.69 +0.26 (+0.20 %) (As of 03/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$128.43Today's Range$128.10 - $129.0052-Week Range$95.21 - $129.30Volume594,206 shsAverage Volume708,152 shsMarket Capitalization$21.04 billionP/E Ratio31.31Dividend Yield0.19%Beta0.78 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty customers. It also develops predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialized Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power, and renewables sectors; research and consulting services focusing on exploration strategies and screening, asset development and acquisition, commodity markets, and corporate analysis; and consultancy services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, commercial advisory, and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments, and markets. The Financial Services segment offers algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators, and merchants. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. Receive VRSK News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VRSK and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Business Services Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSK Previous Symbol CUSIP92345Y10 CIK1442145 Webwww.verisk.com Phone201-469-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.99 Current Ratio0.49 Quick Ratio0.49Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio31.31 Forward P/E Ratio28.85 P/E Growth2.81 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.40 billion Price / Sales8.79 Cash Flow$6.0446 per share Price / Cash Flow21.29 Book Value$12.58 per share Price / Book10.23Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.11 Net Income$598.70 million Net Margins25.00% Return on Equity32.77% Return on Assets11.55%Miscellaneous Employees7,951 Outstanding Shares163,510,000Market Cap$21.04 billion Next Earnings Date5/7/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Frequently Asked Questions What is Verisk Analytics' stock symbol? Verisk Analytics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSK." How often does Verisk Analytics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics declared a special dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th. View Verisk Analytics' Dividend History. How were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter? Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 19th. The business services provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.03. The business services provider had revenue of $613.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $613.07 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 32.77% and a net margin of 25.00%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.81 earnings per share. View Verisk Analytics' Earnings History. When is Verisk Analytics' next earnings date? Verisk Analytics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisk Analytics. What price target have analysts set for VRSK? 9 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Verisk Analytics' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $137.00. On average, they anticipate Verisk Analytics' stock price to reach $118.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisk Analytics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisk Analytics? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verisk Analytics. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Verisk Analytics stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Verisk Analytics stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Verisk Analytics’ fourth-quarter 2018 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while revenues beat the same. The company continues to benefit from higher organic revenue growth and acquisitions. The company's expertise in providing predictive data analytics decision provides it an edge over its competitors. It has a consistent record of rewarding its shareholders. Shares of Verisk outperformed its industry in the past year. Despite such positives, Verisk remains susceptible to operational risks related to security breaches in its facilities, computer networks, and databases, resulting in loss of its credibility and/or customers. Buyouts have increased its financial burden in the form of higher interest expenses over the past few years. Escalating investments for software development resulted in higher capital expenditures." (2/22/2019) 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Overweight rating on Verisk and our 12-month PT of $135 following VRSK’s analyst day. Verisk believes major opportunities remain through digital engagement and international expansion. Management reiterated its long-term targets (Click here for slide deck). We remain attracted to Verisk’s faster-than-average industry growth and operating margins that are near the higher end of those of competitors." (12/6/2018) Has Verisk Analytics been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about VRSK stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Verisk Analytics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verisk Analytics include Worldpay (WPY), SGS (SGSOY), Brambles (BXB), Experian (EXPN), Equifax (EFX), Intertek Group (ITRK), Servicemaster Global (SERV), Rentokil Initial (RTO), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA), SYNNEX (SNX), ALS (ALQ), Homeserve (HSV), Conduent (CNDT), IWG (IWG) and Capita (CPI). What other stocks do shareholders of Verisk Analytics own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisk Analytics investors own include Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Celgene (CELG), NVIDIA (NVDA), Procter & Gamble (PG), Mcdonald's (MCD), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Walmart (WMT), Amgen (AMGN) and Starbucks (SBUX). Who are Verisk Analytics' key executives? Verisk Analytics' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Scott G. Stephenson, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 62)Mr. Lee M. Shavel, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)Mr. Mark V. Anquillare, Exec. VP & COO (Age 53)Mr. Kenneth E. Thompson, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 59)Mr. David J. Grover, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 47) Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders? Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.94%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.85%), Parnassus Investments CA (2.91%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.75%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.18%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.16%). Company insiders that own Verisk Analytics stock include Andrew G Mills, Annell R Bay, Christopher M Foskett, David B Wright, David J Grover, Eva F Huston, Frank J Coyne, Hyatt J Brown, John F Lehman, Kenneth E Thompson, Lee Shavel, Mark V Anquillare, Scott G Stephenson and Vincent De P Mccarthy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisk Analytics. Which institutional investors are selling Verisk Analytics stock? VRSK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Unigestion Holding SA, American Century Companies Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Bessemer Group Inc., Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD. Company insiders that have sold Verisk Analytics company stock in the last year include Andrew G Mills, Christopher M Foskett, David B Wright, David J Grover, John F Lehman, Kenneth E Thompson, Mark V Anquillare, Scott G Stephenson and Vincent De P Mccarthy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisk Analytics. Which institutional investors are buying Verisk Analytics stock? VRSK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Fundsmith LLP, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, BlackRock Inc., Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. Company insiders that have bought Verisk Analytics stock in the last two years include Annell R Bay, Lee Shavel and Scott G Stephenson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisk Analytics. How do I buy shares of Verisk Analytics? Shares of VRSK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Verisk Analytics' stock price today? One share of VRSK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $128.69. How big of a company is Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics has a market capitalization of $21.04 billion and generates $2.40 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $598.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.11 on an earnings per share basis. Verisk Analytics employs 7,951 workers across the globe. What is Verisk Analytics' official website? The official website for Verisk Analytics is http://www.verisk.com. How can I contact Verisk Analytics? Verisk Analytics' mailing address is 545 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, JERSEY CITY NJ, 07310. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 201-469-3000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ VRSK)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 415 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 395 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 810MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Verisk Analytics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VRSK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VRSK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Reverse Stock Split?