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Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) Could Achieve Gains In The Near Future

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It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $1.11, or 0.45%, to $245.63. The Verisk Analytics Inc. has recorded 52,315 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Definitive Healthcare Welcomes Scott Stephenson to Board of Directors.

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Stocks Info

Verisk Analytics Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ in the Industrials sector while operating in the Consulting Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $244.52 and fluctuated between $247.14 as its day high and $244.24 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Verisk Analytics Inc. is $35.58B. A total of 0.74 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.08M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, VRSK has seen 9 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 21,712 and the disposition of 14,589 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 33 BUYs and 22 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 95,999 shares during that period but sold 54,080.

In the most recent transaction, Vaughan Therese M sold 6,500 shares of VRSK for 232.45 per share on Aug 21. After the transaction, the Director now owns 20,679 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 14, Daffan Nicholas sold 1,532 shares at 235.12 per share. VRSK shares that Chief Information Officer owns now total 42,371.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Vaughan Therese M disposed of 6,129 shares on Aug 08 at a per-share price of $233.02. This resulted in the Director holding 27,179 shares of VRSK after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Daffan Nicholas sold 1,564 shares at $227.75 per share on Jul 12. Company shares held by the Chief Information Officer now total 41,607.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Verisk Analytics Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.36, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.56%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 50.68. VRSK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/14/2023 when it declared a $0.34 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/14/2023. The VRSK stock dividend was $0.34 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for VRSK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $248.06 with high estimates of $275.00 and low estimates of $215.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VRSK has a high of $246.24 and a low of $162.94.

As of this writing, VRSK has an earnings estimate of $1.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.6 per share and a lower estimate of $1.4. The company reported an EPS of $1.29 in the last quarter, which was 8.40% higher than expectations of $1.19.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. VRSK’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $280.30M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.61B in debt and $1.84B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.03, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.84B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for VRSK is Buy with a score of 4.29.

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