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How to buy Verisk Analytics (VRSK) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Verisk Analytics stocks.
Verisk Analytics (VRSK) is a leading consulting services business based in the US. It opened the day at $180.83 after a previous close of $181.21. During the day the price has varied from a low of $180.23 to a high of $181.955. The latest price was $181.71 (25 minute delay). Verisk Analytics is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 9,367 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Verisk Analytics?
- Has coronavirus impacted Verisk Analytics shares?
- Verisk Analytics shares summary
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- Is Verisk Analytics stock a buy or sell?
- Verisk Analytics performance over time
- Is Verisk Analytics suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Verisk Analytics shares over-valued?
- Verisk Analytics's financials
- How volatile are Verisk Analytics shares?
- Does Verisk Analytics pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Verisk Analytics stock price (NASDAQ:VRSK)Use our graph to track the performance of VRSK stocks over time.
Verisk Analytics shares at a glance
|52-week range||$166.36 - $230.88|
|50-day moving average||$202.75|
|200-day moving average||$205.26|
|Wall St. target price||$204.79|
|Dividend yield||$1.16 (0.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.08|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Verisk Analytics stock?
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Verisk Analytics price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-10)||1.59%|
|1 month (2022-04-20)||-16.42%|
|3 months (2022-02-18)||-4.01%|
|6 months (2021-11-19)||-21.01%|
|1 year (2021-05-21)||4.73%|
|2 years (2020-05-21)||15.86%|
|3 years (2019-05-21)||26.90%|
|5 years (2017-05-19)||128.83%|
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 43x. In other words, Verisk Analytics shares trade at around 43x 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 $1.4 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||$3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||37.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.25%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.05%|
|Market capitalisation||$27.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 01/01/2019) 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.
Verisk Analytics share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 22.14% of net profits
Recently Verisk Analytics has paid out, on average, around 22.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% 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 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Verisk Analytics's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 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 30 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 June 2022 (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 $166.3567 up to $230.8828. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.8779. 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. The company 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. It operates in 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, as well as 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 supporting customer capital allocation decisions, asset valuation and benchmarking, 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. The Financial Services segment offers benchmarking, decisioning algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators, and merchants.
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