RBC Capital Mkts lifts Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] price estimate. Who else is bullish?



Verisk Analytics Inc. [NASDAQ: VRSK] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.68% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -2.52%. Over the last 12 months, VRSK stock rose by 13.42%. The one-year Verisk Analytics Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.19. The average equity rating for VRSK stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $26.84 billion, with 162.89 million shares outstanding and 160.56 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.07M shares, VRSK stock reached a trading volume of 1025956 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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Guru’s Opinion on Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VRSK shares is $165.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VRSK stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Verisk Analytics Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 31, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $162 to $176. The new note on the price target was released on January 07, 2020, representing the official price target for Verisk Analytics Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Verisk Analytics Inc. is set at 4.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for VRSK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.05. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 12.95. Price to Free Cash Flow for VRSK in the course of the last twelve months was 47.78 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

VRSK Stock Performance Analysis:

Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.52. With this latest performance, VRSK shares gained by 7.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 13.42% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VRSK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.32 for Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 156.92, while it was recorded at 166.27 for the last single week of trading, and 154.12 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Verisk Analytics Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] shares currently have an operating margin of +31.88 and a Gross Margin at +50.12. Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.26.

Return on Total Capital for VRSK is now 15.90, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.74. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 20.77, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.95. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 150.38. Additionally, VRSK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 60.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 48.19. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 126.49, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.52.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] managed to generate an average of $48,376 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.08 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.40.Verisk Analytics Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.50.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Verisk Analytics Inc. posted 1.1/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.1/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VRSK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Verisk Analytics Inc. go to 8.56%.

Verisk Analytics Inc. [VRSK] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $23,795 million, or 91.70% of VRSK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VRSK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 18,256,441, which is approximately 2.253% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 12,867,304 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.09 billion in VRSK stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.11 billion in VRSK stock with ownership of nearly -1.356% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Verisk Analytics Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 275 institutional holders increased their position in Verisk Analytics Inc. [NASDAQ:VRSK] by around 8,270,688 shares. Additionally, 382 investors decreased positions by around 9,473,660 shares, while 90 investors held positions by with 128,536,001 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 146,280,349 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VRSK stock had 74 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,396,121 shares, while 99 institutional investors sold positions of 2,000,811 shares during the same period.



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