Verisk Analytics Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

VRSK -- USA Stock  

USD 117.61  0.19  0.16%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Verisk Analytics is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Verisk Analytics buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding VRSK positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Verisk Analytics available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from VRSK buy-and-hold prospective. Also please take a look at Verisk Analytics Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus.

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Strong Buy

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Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Economic Sensitivity

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Verisk Analytics has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0906, jensen alpha of 0.1634, total risk alpha of 0.0684, sortino ratio of 0.12 and treynor ratio of 0.3229
Macroaxis provides recommendation on Verisk Analytics to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Verisk Analytics. Our buy or sell recommendation engine determines the firm potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Verisk Analytics is not overpriced, please validate all Verisk Analytics fundamentals including its EBITDA, Earnings Per Share, Z Score, as well as the relationship between Debt to Equity and Total Asset . Given that Verisk Analytics has Number of Shares Shorted of 3.98 M, we advise you double-check Verisk Analytics market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your current risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.21Value At Risk1.82
Potential Upside1.47Standard Deviation1.18
 Return Density 
      Distribution 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares15.9 M1.7 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares10.5 M1.1 B
Massachusetts Financial Services CoCommon Shares6.7 M726.3 M
Price T Rowe Associates IncCommon Shares6.4 M686.4 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares6.1 M655.6 M
Janus Henderson Group PlcCommon Shares5 M538.1 M
Parnassus InvestmentsCommon Shares4.9 M524 M

Verisk Analytics Greeks

α
Alpha over DOW
=0.16
β
Beta against DOW=0.60
σ
Overall volatility
=1.21
Ir
Information ratio =0.12

Verisk Analytics Volatility Alert

Verisk Analytics has relatively low volatility with skewness of 1.01 and kurtosis of 3.49. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Verisk Analytics to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
    
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Verisk Analytics Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsVerisk AnalyticsPeer Average
Return On Equity34.57 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset9.49 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin26.58 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin45.42 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation21.81 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding164.71 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders5.79 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions93.51 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted3.98 M3.24 M
Price to Earning32.34 times40.69 times
Price to Book9.33 times14.44 times
Price to Sales8.40 times17.81 times
Revenue2.3 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.36 B21.75 B
EBITDA1.05 B1.41 B
Net Income611.8 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents135.8 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.82 times5.17 times
Total Debt2.78 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity134.10 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.43 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share12.59 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations518.86 M1.25 B
Short Ratio5.66 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share3.63 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.99 times1.22 times
Number of Employees7.08 K10.67 K
Beta0.550.34
Market Capitalization19.34 B29.78 B
Total Asset5.62 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings2.16 B38.24 B
Working Capital(874.69 M)3.58 B
Current Asset604.57 M36.8 B
   Exercise or conversion by Vincent McCarthy of 3090 shares of Verisk Analytics subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Verisk Analytics Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions
Verisk Analytics has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations
The company currently holds 2.78 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 134.1 indicating the company may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations. Verisk Analytics has Current Ratio of 0.42 indicating that it has a negative working capital and may not be able to pay financial obligations when they are due.
Over 94.0% of Verisk Analytics outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
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Also please take a look at Verisk Analytics Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus. Please also try Risk-Return Analysis module to view associations between returns expected from investment and the risk you assume.