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.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VRSK. The most optimistic price target was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 8.8 percent. The lowest price target was 75, implying potential capital losses of -14.11 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
The growth rate of VRSK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -9.73 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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 a 52-week high of 87.62 and a 52-week low of 75.60. 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 price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.