Verisk Analytics Gets a Buy Rating from KBW

By Austin Angelo

KBW analyst Arash Soleimani reiterated a Buy rating on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK) on July 15 and set a price target of $115. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $112.45, close to its 52-week high of $113.29.

According to TipRanks.com, Soleimani is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 7.0% and a 65.0% success rate. Soleimani covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Universal Insurance Holdings Inc, Infinity Property and Casualty, and United Insurance Holdings.

Verisk Analytics has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $114.20, implying a 1.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 10, Cantor Fitzgerald also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $112 price target.

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Verisk Analytics’ market cap is currently $18.57B and has a P/E ratio of 32.59. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 8.50.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 79 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Vincent De Mccarthy, the SVP, Corp Dev & Strategy of VRSK sold 35,000 shares for a total of $3,817,100.

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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.