BMO Capital Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Verisk Analytics

By Austin Angelo

BMO Capital analyst Jeffrey Silber maintained a Hold rating on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK) today and set a price target of $105. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $100.

According to TipRanks.com, Silber is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 22.0% and a 73.7% success rate. Silber covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Adtalem Global Education Inc, AMN Healthcare Services Inc, and American Public Education.

Verisk Analytics has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $109.78.

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Based on Verisk Analytics’ latest earnings report for the quarter ending March 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $581 million and quarterly net profit of $133 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $503 million and had a net profit of $109 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 65 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in March 2018, Christopher Foskett, a Director at VRSK sold 8,500 shares for a total of $888,250.

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Verisk Analytics, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of data analytics for customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. It operates through the Decision Analytics and Risk Assessment segments.