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How to buy Verisk Analytics stock | $208.97

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Verisk Analytics Inc is a consulting services business based in the US. Verisk Analytics shares (VRSK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Verisk Analytics employs 8,960 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Verisk Analytics stock price (NASDAQ: VRSK)

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Verisk Analytics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$208.97
52-week range$159.03 - $209.66
50-day moving average $196.49
200-day moving average $182.20
Wall St. target price$203.07
PE ratio 48.3514
Dividend yield $1.12 (0.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.16

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Verisk Analytics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $208.97 from 2021-09-23

1 week (2021-09-17) 3.91%
1 month (2021-08-24) 5.98%
3 months (2021-06-24) 20.58%
6 months (2021-03-24) 18.11%
1 year (2020-09-24) 17.91%
2 years (2019-09-24) 32.70%
3 years (2018-09-24) 74.05%
5 years (2016-09-23) 156.97%

Is Verisk Analytics under- or over-valued?

Valuing Verisk Analytics stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Verisk Analytics's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Verisk Analytics's P/E ratio

Verisk Analytics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Verisk Analytics shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Verisk Analytics's PEG ratio

Verisk Analytics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.04. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Verisk Analytics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Verisk Analytics's EBITDA

Verisk Analytics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Verisk Analytics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Verisk Analytics financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.18%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.88%
Return on equity TTM 27.56%
Profit margin 23.69%
Book value $17.01
Market capitalisation $32.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Verisk Analytics shares

There are currently 1.8 million Verisk Analytics shares held short by investors – that's known as Verisk Analytics's "short interest". This figure is 12.4% down from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Verisk Analytics shares can be evaluated.

Verisk Analytics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Verisk Analytics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Verisk Analytics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Verisk Analytics shares traded daily (recently around 867570.61611374). Verisk Analytics's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 Verisk Analytics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 shares are currently held short.

However Verisk Analytics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Verisk Analytics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Verisk Analytics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Verisk Analytics's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Verisk Analytics shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0115% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Verisk Analytics shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Verisk Analytics.

Find out more about how you can short Verisk Analytics stock.

Verisk Analytics's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Verisk Analytics.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Verisk Analytics's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.14

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Verisk Analytics's overall score of 20.14 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Verisk Analytics is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Verisk Analytics's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.61/100

Verisk Analytics's environmental score of 0.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Verisk Analytics's social score

Social score: 11.58/100

Verisk Analytics's social score of 11.58 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Verisk Analytics's governance score

Governance score: 4.46/100

Verisk Analytics's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Verisk Analytics is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Verisk Analytics's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Verisk Analytics scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Verisk Analytics has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Verisk Analytics Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.14
Total ESG percentile 24.72
Environmental score 0.61
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.58
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.46
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Verisk Analytics share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.85% of net profits

Recently Verisk Analytics has paid out, on average, around 22.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Verisk Analytics shareholders could enjoy a 0.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Verisk Analytics's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.

While Verisk Analytics's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Verisk Analytics is investing more in its future growth.

Verisk Analytics's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Verisk Analytics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Verisk Analytics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $159.0286 up to $209.6561. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VRSK.US volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Verisk Analytics's is 0.7849. This would suggest that Verisk Analytics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Verisk Analytics overview

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, commercial banking and finance, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty customers. It also develops machine learned and artificially intelligent models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialized Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power, and renewables sectors; research and consulting services focusing on exploration strategies and screening, asset development and acquisition, commodity markets, and corporate analysis; and consultancy services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, commercial advisory, and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments, and markets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Verisk Analytics is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.053% of Verisk Analytics shares are held by insiders and 91.723% by institutions.
How many people work for Verisk Analytics?
Latest data suggests 8,960 work at Verisk Analytics.
When does the fiscal year end for Verisk Analytics?
Verisk Analytics's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Verisk Analytics based?
Verisk Analytics's address is: 545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, United States, 07310-1686
What is Verisk Analytics's ISIN number?
Verisk Analytics's international securities identification number is: US92345Y1064
What is Verisk Analytics's CUSIP number?
Verisk Analytics's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92345Y106

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