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

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$111.15 +0.10 (+0.09 %)
(As of 12/19/2018 04:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$111.05
Today's Range$110.13 - $112.45
52-Week Range$90.60 - $125.99
Volume905,600 shs
Average Volume863,195 shs
Market Capitalization$18.74 billion
P/E Ratio34.44
Dividend YieldN/A
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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Data processing & preparation
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSK
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.96
Current Ratio0.49
Quick Ratio0.49


Trailing P/E Ratio34.44
Forward P/E Ratio26.78
P/E Growth2.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.15 billion
Price / Sales8.53
Cash Flow$4.6429 per share
Price / Cash Flow23.94
Book Value$11.69 per share
Price / Book9.51


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.21
Net Income$555.10 million
Net Margins27.94%
Return on Equity31.53%
Return on Assets10.86%


Outstanding Shares164,620,000
Market Cap$18.74 billion

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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. The business services provider had revenue of $598.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $596.79 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 31.53% and a net margin of 27.94%. Verisk Analytics's revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $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?

11 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Verisk Analytics' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $135.00. On average, they expect Verisk Analytics' stock price to reach $115.1818 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisk Analytics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisk Analytics?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last year. There are currently 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. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Verisk reported mixed third-quarter 2018 results, wherein earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues lagged the same. The company continues to benefit from higher organic revenue growth. Acquisitions act as a growth catalyst. We also appreciate the company's expertise in providing predictive data analytics decision by using advanced technologies to collect and interpret different types of data sets. Such a deep technical prowess for analytics and Big Data 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. Despite such positives, Verisk remains susceptible to operational risks, customer consolidation, fluctuations in the U.S. insurance industry, pricing pressure and lower acceptance of its services. Its European operations and businesses remain vulnerable to the outcome of Brexit. High debt is a major conern." (11/17/2018)

Has Verisk Analytics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about VRSK stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a daily sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company'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 61)
  • Mr. Lee M. Shavel, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Mark V. Anquillare, Exec. VP & COO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Thompson, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. David J. Grover, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 46)

Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders?

Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.87%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.87%), BlackRock Inc. (6.77%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.87%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.17%) and Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.65%). 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 William Blair Investment Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Sterling Capital Management LLC and Victory Capital Management Inc.. 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 Bessemer Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC and AXA. 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 $111.15.

How big of a company is Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics has a market capitalization of $18.74 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

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:  403 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  376 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  779
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 12/19/2018 by Staff

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