Morgan Stanley Has Just Reaffirmed $90 Target Price Per Share on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) stock, While They’ve Also Reiterated Their Equal-Weight Rating

November 15, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Morgan Stanley Has Just Reaffirmed $90 Target Price Per Share on Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) stock, While They’ve Also Reiterated Their Equal Weight Rating

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 39 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 162 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 147.68 million shares or 0.28% more from 147.28 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Korea Investment Corporation reported 0.01% stake. Td Asset Management Inc holds 0.03% or 254,189 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.09% or 147,869 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 3.12M shares stake. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 1,950 shares in its portfolio. X Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Aqr Mngmt Ltd Company stated it has 0.01% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Hillsdale Invest Management Incorporated stated it has 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Retirement Sys Of Alabama has 74,556 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Aperio Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 36,208 shares. Harvey Communications reported 187,866 shares. 9,500 were accumulated by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Fjarde Ap accumulated 44,139 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Fulton Bancshares Na accumulated 4,598 shares. Rothschild Asset Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 6,539 shares.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.46 million activity. $649,204 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by LEHMAN JOHN F on Tuesday, May 16. MILLS ANDREW G sold $250,410 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, June 20.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) Rating Reaffirmed

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) just had their share rating of a ‘Equal-Weight’ issued by research analysts at Morgan Stanley, who now has a $90 target price on the $15.00B market cap company or a -1.21 % downside potential. This key information was revealed to clients and investors in a note on Thursday, 2 November.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 39 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 162 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 147.68 million shares or 0.28% more from 147.28 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Korea Investment Corporation reported 0.01% stake. Td Asset Management Inc holds 0.03% or 254,189 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.09% or 147,869 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 3.12M shares stake. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 1,950 shares in its portfolio. X Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Aqr Mngmt Ltd Company stated it has 0.01% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Hillsdale Invest Management Incorporated stated it has 0% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Retirement Sys Of Alabama has 74,556 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Aperio Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 36,208 shares. Harvey Communications reported 187,866 shares. 9,500 were accumulated by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Fjarde Ap accumulated 44,139 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Fulton Bancshares Na accumulated 4,598 shares. Rothschild Asset Mngmt owns 0.01% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 6,539 shares.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.46 million activity. $649,204 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was sold by LEHMAN JOHN F on Tuesday, May 16. MILLS ANDREW G sold $250,410 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Tuesday, June 20.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Verisk Analytics has $105 highest and $70 lowest target. $89.29’s average target is -1.99% below currents $91.1 stock price. Verisk Analytics had 33 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, August 26. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust downgraded Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) on Thursday, August 3 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, August 3. KBW initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1. Wood initiated the shares of VRSK in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by UBS.

About 3,907 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 4.02% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.68% the S&P500.

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, down 3.75 % or $0.03 from last year’s $0.8 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $126.79M for 29.52 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.33 % negative EPS growth.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. is a data analytics well-known provider serving clients in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The company has market cap of $15.00 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. It has a 33.64 P/E ratio. The Company’s Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance clients and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements in each United States state in which they operate.

More news for Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Verisk Analytics Reaches Analyst Target Price” on November 02, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Why Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Might Surprise This Earnings Season?” and published on October 27, 2017 is yet another important article.

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