Equity Research Analysts at UBS Maintain their “Sell” rating for Verisk Analytics (VRSK). The Target Price is $106; 2 Analysts Bullish National Grid plc (NGG)

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Among 2 analysts covering National Grid (NYSE:NGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. National Grid had 2 analyst reports since January 30, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, February 6 by RBC Capital Markets. See National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) latest ratings:

06/02/2019 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
30/01/2019 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Initiates Coverage On

In analysts report revealed to clients and investors on Tuesday, 12 March, Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) stock had its “Sell” Rating maintained by stock analysts at UBS. They currently have a $106 PT on firm. UBS’s target gives a potential downside of -17.36% from the company’s last stock close.

Analysts await Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 11.70% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.94 per share. VRSK’s profit will be $171.69 million for 30.54 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.96% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Verisk Analytics has $135 highest and $100 lowest target. $119.50’s average target is -6.83% below currents $128.26 stock price. Verisk Analytics had 4 analyst reports since January 8, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Sell”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of VRSK in report on Thursday, February 21 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 21 by Morgan Stanley. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 20 report.

More notable recent Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why You Should Retain Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Stock for Now – Nasdaq” on March 12, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Verisk (VRSK) to Post Q4 Earnings: What’s in the Cards? – Nasdaq” published on February 14, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Hippo Insurance Integrates Verisk Solutions to Deliver Fast, Personalized Service from Quote to Claim – Nasdaq” on March 06, 2019. More interesting news about Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week’s Release – Nasdaq” published on February 12, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Misses on Q4 Earnings, Beats Revenues – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 20, 2019.

Since September 17, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 18 insider sales for $37.45 million activity. McCarthy Vincent de P. had sold 3,090 shares worth $360,541 on Thursday, October 18. Another trade for 18,804 shares valued at $2.28M was made by Stephenson Scott G on Thursday, November 15. The insider MILLS ANDREW G sold 3,000 shares worth $332,910. On Monday, November 12 the insider Anquillare Mark V sold $6.53M. On Wednesday, November 21 Shavel Lee bought $37,440 worth of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) or 312 shares. 5,300 shares were sold by Foskett Christopher M, worth $614,058 on Monday, November 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.13, from 1.31 in 2018Q3. It dropped, as 36 investors sold Verisk Analytics, Inc. shares while 151 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 150.73 million shares or 2.44% more from 147.13 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.07% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Stephens Inv Management Grp Inc Lc accumulated 373,843 shares or 0.97% of the stock. Tarbox Family Office holds 0% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 27 shares. First Hawaiian Bancshares has 0.06% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 9,730 shares. Bristol John W New York invested in 423,049 shares or 1.48% of the stock. Rampart Mgmt Limited Liability reported 1,580 shares. Assetmark Inc owns 40,774 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Linscomb & Williams has invested 0.26% in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). 14,041 were accumulated by Piedmont Inv Advisors Inc. State Street invested in 0.06% or 6.50M shares. Nuwave Ltd Co reported 0.85% of its portfolio in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK). Marsico Capital Ltd Co invested in 0.25% or 55,173 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment (Ca) holds 213 shares. 3,547 are owned by Iberiabank Corp. Metropolitan Life Communication New York owns 0.08% invested in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) for 31,906 shares.

The stock increased 0.75% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $128.26. About 4 shares traded. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) has risen 24.59% since March 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500. Some Historical VRSK News: 01/05/2018 – Verisk Analytics 1Q Rev $581M; 03/05/2018 – MOODY’S UPGRADES VERISK’S SR UNSECURED RATING TO Baa2; OUTLOOK; 06/03/2018 – Verisk Projects Written Premium for Comml Cyber Liability to Reach $6.2B by 2020; 09/04/2018 – AIR Worldwide Collaborates with RenaissanceRe to Develop Industry’s First Probabilistic Model for Extreme Liability Events; 03/05/2018 – Moody’s Upgrades Verisk’s Senior Unsecured Rating To Baa2; Outlook Stable; 19/04/2018 – VERISK ANALYTICS INC VRSK.O : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $108 FROM $102; 17/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-As Rosneft’s Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning; 19/04/2018 – Verisk Launches API for Mozart Form Composer; 20/03/2018 – ISO Claims Partners Integrates Premonition Data and Analytics to Improve Claim Litigation Outcomes; 17/04/2018 – Hyundai Motor America Selects Verisk For Usage-Based Insurance

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for clients in the insurance, natural resources, healthcare, financial services, and risk management markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $20.97 billion. The company¬ís Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to property and casualty insurance clients and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. It has a 36.03 P/E ratio. The Company’s solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its clients analyze and price their risks; and customized services that include assisting with the development of independent insurance programs, analysis of their own underwriting experience, development of classification systems and rating plans, and other business decisions, as well as supplies information to various clients in other markets.

More notable recent National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “National Grid: Watch This Space – Seeking Alpha” on December 16, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “National Grid: 5.8% Yield – Cheap Valuation – Reasonable Growth – Seeking Alpha” published on September 25, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “National Grid Is A Relatively Little Known Utility With A High Dividend Yield – Seeking Alpha” on October 30, 2018. More interesting news about National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is National Grid plc a Buy? – The Motley Fool” published on September 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “National Grid PLC (NGG) CEO John Pettigrew on Q2 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 09, 2018.

National Grid plc transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas. The company has market cap of $39.19 billion. It operates through UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, and US Regulated divisions. It has a 8.96 P/E ratio. The UK Electricity Transmission segment owns and operates electricity transmission networks, which comprise approximately 7,200 kilometers of overhead line; 1,500 kilometers of underground cable; and 342 substations located in England and Wales.

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $57.7. About 343,373 shares traded. National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) has risen 8.39% since March 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.02% the S&P500. Some Historical NGG News: 12/04/2018 – New National Study Reveals the Need to Educate About Tattoo Removal Options; 31/05/2018 – NATIONAL GRID PLC NG.L : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO 950P FROM 870P; 22/05/2018 – Ofgem to Probe National Grid Electricity Transmission’s Forecasting; 15/05/2018 – ZURICH SAYS HAS REINSURED A “SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION” OF LONGEVITY SWAP WITH CANADA LIFE; 22/05/2018 – Ofgem to probe National Grid UK demand forecasting; 17/05/2018 – National Grid PLC FY Pretax Pft GBP2.71B; 15/05/2018 – Zurich agrees 2 bln stg longevity swap for Britain’s National Grid; 07/03/2018 NATIONAL GRID PLC NG.L – OFGEM’S RIIO-2 FRAMEWORK CONSULTATION; 12/04/2018 – Britain’s National Grid sees lower FY headline earnings; 04/05/2018 – National Grid: Mr Bonfield to Step Down July 30

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