Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Analysts See $0.92 EPS

April 17, 2018 - By Harriett Tippett

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 28 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 156 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 144.47 million shares or 3.50% less from 149.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Wealthtrust has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Llc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Rhumbline Advisers owns 311,046 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Whittier Of Nevada Inc accumulated 406 shares or 0% of the stock. Denver Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 3,010 shares. Minnesota-based Riverbridge Partners Ltd Com has invested 1.71% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Parkside Financial Bank Trust stated it has 1,215 shares. Westpac Bk Corp owns 9,569 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Select Equity Group L P has 488,141 shares. 32,145 were accumulated by Cipher Capital L P. Akre Capital Management Limited Liability owns 2.58M shares for 3.43% of their portfolio. American Century Cos has 0.15% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 1.58 million shares. Wms Prns Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.05% or 4,250 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability holds 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 8,909 shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 4 insider buys, and 15 sales for $45.31 million activity. LEHMAN JOHN F sold $748,865 worth of stock or 7,107 shares. 10,000 Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares with value of $1.05M were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B. $729,750 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by Grover David J. on Wednesday, March 14. The insider Shavel Lee bought 388 shares worth $37,485. 8,500 shares valued at $888,250 were sold by Foskett Christopher M on Wednesday, March 14. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $289,140 was made by MILLS ANDREW G on Wednesday, December 20.

Analysts expect Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report $0.92 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 24.32 % from last quarter’s $0.74 EPS. VRSK’s profit would be $151.93 million giving it 29.05 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. After having $0.81 EPS previously, Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s analysts see 13.58 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.41% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $106.91. About 385,716 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 27.59% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 26 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, October 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Friday, February 23 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of VRSK in report on Thursday, February 22 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Thursday, December 7. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $106.0 target. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 22 with “Neutral”. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 2. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 22 by BMO Capital Markets.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for clients in the insurance, natural resources, healthcare, financial services, and risk management markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $17.66 billion. The company's Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to property and casualty insurance clients and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. It has a 32.5 P/E ratio. The Company’s solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its clients 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 clients in other markets.

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