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NASDAQ:VRSK

Verisk Analytics - VRSK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$200.90
-1.25 (-0.62%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$200.51
$204.77
50-Day Range
$158.23
$202.15
52-Week Range
$156.05
$231.57
Volume
456,082 shs
Average Volume
1.08 million shs
Market Capitalization
$31.53 billion
P/E Ratio
31.00
Dividend Yield
0.61%
Price Target
$216.18

Verisk Analytics MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.55 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.6% Upside
$216.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.80% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.88
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.10mentions of Verisk Analytics in the last 14 days
Based on 35 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$31.72 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.79%
From $5.78 to $6.23 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.39 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

107th out of 338 stocks

Data Processing & Preparation Industry

25th out of 72 stocks

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About Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Stock

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. The company provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, commercial banking and finance, and various other fields. It operates in 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, as well as develops machine learned and artificially intelligent 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 supporting customer capital allocation decisions, asset valuation and benchmarking, 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 benchmarking, decisioning 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.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on VRSK. Barclays cut their price target on Verisk Analytics from $220.00 to $200.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 1st. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $186.00 to $200.00 and gave the stock a "market perform" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. StockNews.com lowered shares of Verisk Analytics from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday. UBS Group lifted their price objective on shares of Verisk Analytics from $197.00 to $215.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Raymond James lowered their price target on shares of Verisk Analytics from $220.00 to $215.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $216.18.

Verisk Analytics Stock Performance

VRSK opened at $202.15 on Thursday. Verisk Analytics has a twelve month low of $156.05 and a twelve month high of $231.57. The stock has a market cap of $31.73 billion, a PE ratio of 31.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 0.85. The business's 50 day moving average is $177.53 and its 200-day moving average is $188.85. The company has a current ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.12. Verisk Analytics had a net margin of 34.37% and a return on equity of 35.21%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.17 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Verisk Analytics will post 5.78 earnings per share for the current year.

Verisk Analytics Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 14th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.61%. Verisk Analytics's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.14%.

Insider Activity at Verisk Analytics

In other news, CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 2,144 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $172.82, for a total transaction of $370,526.08. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 712,256 shares of the company's stock, valued at $123,092,081.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In other Verisk Analytics news, CEO Lee Shavel sold 487 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $173.42, for a total transaction of $84,455.54. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 42,479 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,366,708.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Scott G. Stephenson sold 2,144 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $172.82, for a total transaction of $370,526.08. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 712,256 shares in the company, valued at $123,092,081.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 14,987 shares of company stock worth $2,585,905 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.78% of the company's stock.

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VRSK Stock News Headlines

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Price Target Cut to $215.00
Verisk Reports Second-Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) to Release Earnings on Tuesday
Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Cut to Hold at StockNews.com
Verisk Names Elizabeth Mann Chief Financial Officer
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VRSK Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/30 Dividend
6/14/2022
Dividend Payable
6/30/2022
Last Earnings
8/02/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/30 Dividend
9/14/2022
Dividend Payable
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Data processing & preparation
Sub-Industry
Research & Consulting Services
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:VRSK
CUSIP
92345Y10
Employees
9,367
Year Founded
1971

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$216.18
High Stock Price Forecast
$250.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$175.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+7.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.55
Research Coverage
11 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$666.20 million
Pretax Margin
41.89%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.00 billion
Cash Flow
$7.86 per share
Book Value
$15.10 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
154,166,000
Market Cap
$31.53 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.85

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VRSK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verisk Analytics stock right now?

11 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisk Analytics in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" VRSK shares.
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What is Verisk Analytics' stock price forecast for 2022?

11 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Verisk Analytics' stock. Their VRSK share price forecasts range from $175.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $216.18 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have VRSK shares performed in 2022?

Verisk Analytics' stock was trading at $228.73 at the beginning of the year. Since then, VRSK shares have decreased by 11.5% and is now trading at $202.46.
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Are investors shorting Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,970,000 shares, an increase of 63.2% from the June 30th total of 1,820,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 962,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. Currently, 1.9% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Verisk Analytics' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
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How were Verisk Analytics' earnings last quarter?

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The business services provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.12. Verisk Analytics had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 35.21% and a net margin of 34.37%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.17 EPS.
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How often does Verisk Analytics pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share on Friday, September 30th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 14th.
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Is Verisk Analytics a good dividend stock?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.62%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 19.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, VRSK will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.90% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Scott Stephenson's approval rating as Verisk Analytics' CEO?

166 employees have rated Verisk Analytics Chief Executive Officer Scott Stephenson on Glassdoor.com. Scott Stephenson has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Scott Stephenson in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), Visa (V), Broadcom (AVGO), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), Starbucks (SBUX), AbbVie (ABBV) and Walt Disney (DIS).

What is Verisk Analytics' stock symbol?

Verisk Analytics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSK."

Who are Verisk Analytics' major shareholders?

Verisk Analytics' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Parnassus Investments LLC (3.86%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.97%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.72%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.21%), Comgest Global Investors S.A.S. (0.69%) and Deutsche Bank AG (0.59%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew G Mills, Christopher M Foskett, Constantine Iordanou, David B Wright, David J Grover, Kenneth E Thompson, Lee Shavel, Mark V Anquillare, Nicholas Daffan, Samuel G Liss, Scott G Stephenson, Therese M Vaughan and Vincent De P Mccarthy.
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How do I buy shares of Verisk Analytics?

Shares of VRSK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Verisk Analytics' stock price today?

One share of VRSK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $202.46.

How much money does Verisk Analytics make?

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has a market capitalization of $31.78 billion and generates $3.00 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $666.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.48 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Verisk Analytics have?

The company employs 9,367 workers across the globe.

Does Verisk Analytics have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Verisk Analytics: AIR Worldwide Corporation, Argus Information and Advisory Services, BuildFax, Business Insight, FAST Technology, Genscape, ISO Services, Insurance Services Office, Keystone Aerial Surveys Inc, LCI, Power Advocate, Rebmark Legal Solutions Ltd, Rulebook, Wood Mackenzie Limited, and Xactware Solutions.
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When was Verisk Analytics founded?

Verisk Analytics was founded in 1971.

How can I contact Verisk Analytics?

Verisk Analytics' mailing address is 545 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD, JERSEY CITY NJ, 07310. The official website for the company is www.verisk.com. The business services provider can be reached via phone at (201) 469-3000, via email at eva.huston@verisk.com, or via fax at 201-748-1472.

This page (NASDAQ:VRSK) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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