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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VRSK. The most optimistic price target was 95, implying potential capital gains of 8.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, which equates to a potential downside of -14.11 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.34 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.04 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VRSK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -9.73 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of VRSK is -2.54.

In the last 52-weeks, VRSK has achieved a high of 87.62 and a low of 75.60. Currently the stock is 15.5 percent higher than its 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 market cap of VRSK is $14.41 billion. VRSK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.