NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Verisk Analytics (VRSK) - Get Report are gaining by 5.15% to $71.51 on heavy volume in afternoon trading on Wednesday, after the company reported its 2015 fourth quarter results.
After yesterday's closing bell, the Jersey City, NJ-based data analytics company posted adjusted earnings of 80 cents per diluted share, beating analysts' expectations for earnings of 74 cents per share.
Revenue rose by 20.6% to $560.6 million year-over-year, but fell short of Wall Street's projections of $566.43 million.
"Organic revenue growth slowed more than expected mainly due to Argus (financial services)... The lack of commentary in the press release about the strategic review of healthcare also creates uncertainty," Deutsche Bank, which maintained its "hold" rating and $75 price target, said in an analyst note.
Verisk Analytics is a provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, supply chain and risk management industries.
About 2.54 million of the company's shares were traded by this afternoon versus its average volume of 1.39 million shares per day.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of B on the stock.
This is driven by multiple strengths, which should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks covered.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations.
The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that were evaluated.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: VRSK