Verisk Analytics Receives a Hold from SunTrust Robinson

By Austin Angelo

In a report released today, Andrew Jeffrey from SunTrust Robinson reiterated a Hold rating on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK), with a price target of $109. The company’s shares opened today at $114.81, close to its 52-week high of $115.10.

According to TipRanks.com, Jeffrey is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.5% and a 73.1% success rate. Jeffrey covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Paypal Holdings, First Data Corp, and CoStar Group.

Verisk Analytics has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $113.33, implying a -1.3% downside from current levels. In a report issued on July 18, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $108 price target.

.

See today’s analyst top recommended stocks >>

Based on Verisk Analytics’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending June 30, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $154 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $121 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 80 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in June 2018, Vincent De Mccarthy, the SVP, Corp Dev & Strategy of VRSK sold 35,000 shares for a total of $3,817,100.

TipRanks has tracked 36,000 company insiders and found that a few of them are better than others when it comes to timing their transactions. See which 3 stocks are most likely to make moves following their insider activities.

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.