Analyst Ratings for Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Verisk Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, VRSK was issued an average rating of Overweight.

9 analysts declared VRSK a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for VRSK by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 95, implying potential capital gains of 8.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 75, which equates to a potential downside of -14.11 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.34 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.04 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

VRSK has an estimated earnings growth rate of -9.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VRSK has a PEG ratio of -2.54.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VRSK hit 87.62 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 75.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.5 percent, and below the high by 0.34 percent. VRSK has a P/E ratio of 24.69. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VRSK value stock report compares VRSK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VRSK is $14.41 billion. VRSK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.