NASDAQ:VRSK - Verisk Analytics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$112.62 +1.44 (+1.30 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 08:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$111.18
Today's Range$111.15 - $112.81
52-Week Range$90.60 - $125.99
Volume466,365 shs
Average Volume742,934 shs
Market Capitalization$18.30 billion
P/E Ratio35.08
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.73
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. It provides fraud-detection tools for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry; data analytics for energy, chemicals, and metals and mining industries; and data and information services that enable enhanced compliance with environmental health and safety, as well as helps businesses and governments to anticipate and manage climate-and weather-related risks. The company's Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to P&C insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. Its solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its customers analyze and price their risks; and customized services that include assisting with the development of independent insurance programs, analysis of their own underwriting experience, development of classification systems and rating plans, and other business decisions, as well as supplies information to various customers in other markets. This segment's solutions also comprise property-specific rating and underwriting information on properties, businesses, and communities to evaluate, price, and process commercial insurance applications, including property, auto, general liability, business owner's policy, and workers compensation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Data processing & preparation
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSK
CUSIP92345Y10
Phone201-469-3000

Debt

Current Ratio0.49
Quick Ratio0.49

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.15 billion
Price / Sales8.64
Cash Flow$4.8149 per share
Price / Cash Flow23.39
Book Value$11.69 per share
Price / Book9.63

Profitability

Net Income$555.10 million
Net Margins27.94%
Return on Assets10.86%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,304
Market Cap$18.30 billion
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 were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter?

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. The business services provider had revenue of $598.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.79 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 27.94% and a return on equity of 31.53%. The business's revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.84 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, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisk Analytics.

What price target have analysts set for VRSK?

12 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Verisk Analytics' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $135.00. On average, they expect Verisk Analytics' share price to reach $113.9167 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisk Analytics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisk Analytics?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 4 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 remains susceptible to operational risks related to security breaches in its facilities and computer networks, customer consolidation, fluctuations in the U.S. insurance industry, pricing pressure and lower acceptance of its services. High debt may limit the company’s future expansion and worsen its risk profile. Despite such headwinds, Verisk 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. The company continues to reward its shareholders through share repurchases. Shares of Verisk outperformed its industry in the past year." (1/12/2019)
  • 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?

News coverage about VRSK stock has been trending positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Verisk Analytics' key competitors?

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 Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.51%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.13%), Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. (0.08%), Navellier & Associates Inc (0.04%), McCollum Christoferson Group LLC (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). Company insiders that own Verisk Analytics stock include Andrew G Mills, Annell R Bay, Christopher M Foskett, Constantine Iordanou, 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 major investors are selling Verisk Analytics stock?

VRSK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Riverbridge Partners LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, First Hawaiian Bank, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and Curbstone Financial Management Corp. 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, Hyatt J Brown, 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 major investors are buying Verisk Analytics stock?

VRSK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Navellier & Associates Inc, DNB Asset Management AS, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc., CENTRAL TRUST Co, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Carroll Financial Associates Inc. and McCollum Christoferson Group LLC. 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 $112.62.

How big of a company is Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics has a market capitalization of $18.30 billion and generates $2.15 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $555.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.21 on an earnings per share basis. Verisk Analytics employs 7,304 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  407 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  384 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  791
MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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