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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VRSK. The highest price target was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 8.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying potential capital losses of -14.11 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VRSK to grow at a rate of -9.73 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 15.5 percent higher than its 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 market cap of VRSK is $14.41 billion. VRSK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.