Verisk Analytics Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

VRSK -- USA Stock  

USD 115.70  2.54  0.02%

Given the investment horizon of 30 days, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Verisk Analytics is 'Cautious Hold'. 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 the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

Time Horizon

Risk Tolerance

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Cautious Hold

Volatility

Hype Condition

Current Valuation

Odds of Distress

Analyst Consensus

Piotroski F Score

Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Verisk Analytics has a mean deviation of 1.33, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 1.96, variance of 3.85, downside variance of 0.0 and semi variance of 0.0
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 3.65M, 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.

Verisk Analytics Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.11Value At Risk3.01
Potential Upside2.24Standard Deviation1.96
 Return Density 
      Distribution 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Riverbridge Partners LlcCommon Shares838.4 K91.4 M
Personal Capital Advisors CorpCommon Shares223.8 K24.4 M
Gateway Investment Advisers LlcCommon Shares207.1 K22.6 M
Stock Yards Bank Trust CoCommon Shares137.7 K15 M
Retirement Systems Of AlabamaCommon Shares75.9 K8.3 M
Navellier Associates IncCommon Shares64.5 K7 M
Mccollum Christoferson Group LlcCommon Shares53.3 K5.8 M
Simplex Trading LlcPut Options3523.8 M
Simplex Trading LlcCall Options2222.4 M

Verisk Analytics Greeks

α
Alpha over DOW
=0.13
β
Beta against DOW=0.09
σ
Overall volatility
=2.04
Ir
Information ratio =0.03

Verisk Analytics Volatility Alert

Verisk Analytics exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 1.24 and kurtosis of 4.27. However, we advise investors to further study Verisk Analytics technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
    
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Verisk Analytics Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsVerisk AnalyticsPeer Average
Return On Equity34.46% (15.17)%
Return On Asset9.04% (15.64)%
Profit Margin27.94% (5.50)%
Operating Margin44.93% (10.91)%
Current Valuation20.87B152.14B
Shares Outstanding164.62M1.43B
Shares Owned by Insiders5.81% 6.91%
Shares Owned by Institutions96.34% 18.37%
Number of Shares Shorted3.65M3.24M
Price to Earning29.08X40.69X
Price to Book8.71X14.44X
Price to Sales7.92X17.81X
Revenue2.35B9.85B
Gross Profit1.36B21.75B
EBITDA1.06B1.41B
Net Income657.1M517.71M
Cash and Equivalents151.6M3.89B
Cash per Share0.92X5.17X
Total Debt2.59B7.36B
Debt to Equity120.80% 0.72%
Current Ratio0.49X3.30X
Book Value Per Share12.99X13.64X
Cash Flow from Operations542M1.25B
Short Ratio3.52X2.09X
Earnings Per Share3.89X2.30X
Price to Earnings To Growth2.43X1.22X
Number of Employees7.08K10.67K
Beta0.890.34
Market Capitalization18.63B29.78B
Total Asset5.62B126.86B
Retained Earnings2.16B38.24B
Working Capital(874.69M)3.58B
Current Asset604.57M36.8B
   Sale by Andrew Mills of 3000 shares of Verisk Analytics [view details]

Verisk Analytics Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Verisk Analytics generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
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 2.59B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 120.8 indicating the company may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations. Verisk Analytics has Current Ratio of 0.48 indicating that it has a negative working capital and may not be able to pay financial obligations when they are due.
Over 96.0% of Verisk Analytics outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors

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Verisk Analytics Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price126.50
Target Mean Price125.19
Recommendation Mean2.40
Target High Price140.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions16
Target Low Price100.00
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