Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Analysts See $0.77 EPS

January 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

 Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Analysts See $0.77 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 39 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 143 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 149.72 million shares or 1.38% more from 147.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Louisiana State Employees Retirement System accumulated 9,700 shares. South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0.01% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Moreover, Bank & Trust Of America De has 0.01% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 1.07 million shares. Fjarde Ap has invested 0.07% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Oak Ridge Invs Limited Liability Com holds 113,474 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0% or 4,818 shares in its portfolio. Prelude Cap Mngmt holds 0.02% or 2,616 shares. Private Advisor Grp Inc Limited has invested 0.08% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). 12,543 were reported by Atlantic Grp Inc Inc Ltd Liability Co. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.06% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Comerica Retail Bank reported 72,119 shares. Mason Street Advsr Lc holds 0.04% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 21,575 shares. Moreover, Adage Grp Limited Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 132,600 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 7,544 shares. Arizona State Retirement System invested in 0.09% or 90,272 shares.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $16.81 million activity. Shavel Lee also bought $37,580 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) shares. 10,000 shares valued at $808,200 were sold by WRIGHT DAVID B on Wednesday, September 6. Another trade for 10,526 shares valued at $1.00M was sold by LEHMAN JOHN F. MILLS ANDREW G sold $101,640 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, September 26. 1,304 shares were sold by Foskett Christopher M, worth $107,528.

Analysts expect Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report $0.77 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.75 % from last quarter’s $0.8 EPS. VRSK’s profit would be $126.81 million giving it 32.11 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.84 EPS previously, Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s analysts see -8.33 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $98.9. About 1.09 million shares traded or 23.43% up from the average. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

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

Among 18 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Verisk Analytics had 39 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) rating on Friday, June 9. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $9000 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 11. Robert W. Baird maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of VRSK in report on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Wednesday, February 15. Wood initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 31 by SunTrust. The stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, December 10 by RBC 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 $16.29 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 36.36 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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