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

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$128.89 -0.87 (-0.67 %)
(As of 03/24/2019 04:45 AM ET)
Previous Close$128.89
Today's Range$128.6250 - $129.65
52-Week Range$95.21 - $129.92
Volume629,285 shs
Average Volume687,126 shs
Market Capitalization$21.07 billion
P/E Ratio31.36
Dividend Yield0.19%
Beta0.78
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.

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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

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.40 billion
Cash Flow$5.9838 per share
Book Value$12.58 per share

Profitability

Net Income$598.70 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,184
Market Cap$21.07 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 announced a special dividend on Friday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date 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 results on Tuesday, February, 19th. The business services provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.03. The business services provider earned $613.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $613.07 million. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 25.00% and a return on equity of 32.77%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.81 EPS. 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 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Verisk Analytics' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $137.00. On average, they expect Verisk Analytics' share price to reach $118.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.4%. 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 headlines about VRSK stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Verisk Analytics' key competitors?

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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 acquired 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 $128.89.

How big of a company is Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics has a market capitalization of $21.07 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 8,184 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:  415 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  396 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  811
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 3/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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