Trading Report: The 20,000 Shares of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) Stock are sold by Mark V. Anquillare

The 20,000 Shares of Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) Stock are sold by Mark V. Anquillare

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) COO Mark V. Anquillare sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.88, for a total transaction of $1,577,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 74,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,844,219.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) opened at 79.47 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $81.33 and its 200-day moving average is $80.54. Verisk Analytics Inc. has a one year low of $64.79 and a one year high of $86.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.80 and a beta of 0.54.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $498.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $504.44 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 39.49% and a net margin of 28.54%. Verisk Analytics’s quarterly revenue was up 16.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.77 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Verisk Analytics Inc. will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on VRSK. Macquarie began coverage on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $88.00 price objective for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Friday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Verisk Analytics in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.80.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Pinkerton Retirement Specialists LLC acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the second quarter worth about $100,000. Van ECK Associates Corp acquired a new stake in Verisk Analytics during the second quarter worth about $111,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its stake in Verisk Analytics by 1.9% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,602 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its stake in Verisk Analytics by 27.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,625 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 354 shares during the period. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in Verisk Analytics by 103.2% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 2,034 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 1,033 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.79% of the company’s stock.

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