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.
VRSK was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 95, implying a possible profit of 8.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 75, implying a possible loss of -14.11 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -4.34 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
VRSK has an estimated earnings growth rate of -9.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VRSK has a PEG ratio of -2.54.
VRSK has traded between a high of 87.62 and a low of 75.60 over the past year. Today's price is 15.5 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.34 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.41 billion. VRSK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.