Morgan Stanley Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Verisk Analytics (VRSK)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report released today, Toni Kaplan from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK), with a price target of $119. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $121.50, close to its 52-week high of $121.90.

According to, Kaplan is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 2.4% and a 55.9% success rate. Kaplan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Servicemaster Global Holdings, Thomson Reuters Corp, and Factset Research.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Verisk Analytics with a $120 average price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $121.90 and a one-year low of $80.32. Currently, Verisk Analytics has an average volume of 679.5K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 85 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Earlier this month, David B. Wright, a Director at VRSK sold 4,200 shares for a total of $508,326.

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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.