How to buy Verisk Analytics (VRSK) shares in the UK

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Verisk Analytics Inc
+ $1.21 ( + 0.57%)

Verisk Analytics Inc (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 8,960 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Verisk Analytics

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: VRSK in this case.
  5. Research Verisk Analytics shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Verisk Analytics shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Verisk Analytics's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Verisk Analytics's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $213.14, which is 20.85% up on its pre-crash value of $168.69 and 82.78% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $116.6101.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Verisk Analytics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $733.14 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,289.50.

Verisk Analytics share price (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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Verisk Analytics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$181.21
Change %0.2759%
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$159.0286 - $212.41
50-day moving average$204.1524
200-day moving average$186.8942
Wall St. target price$208
PE ratio50.6201
Dividend yield$1.12 (0.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$4.161
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Is it a good time to buy Verisk Analytics stock?

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Verisk Analytics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $181.71

1 week (2021-10-15) -13.73%
1 month (2021-09-22) -11.60%
3 months (2021-07-22) -2.93%
6 months (2021-04-22) -2.96%
1 year (2020-10-22) -3.80%
2 years (2019-10-22) 20.32%
3 years (2018-10-22) 55.72%
5 years (2016-10-21) 123.62%

Is Verisk Analytics under- or over-valued?

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

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 51x. In other words, Verisk Analytics shares trade at around 51x 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.

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. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).

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


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 $17.005
Market capitalisation $34 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Verisk Analytics shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "VRSK.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.7 million Verisk Analytics shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 1.8 million last month.

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

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 834453). Verisk Analytics's SIR currently stands at 2. In other words for every 100,000 Verisk Analytics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2000 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 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Verisk Analytics shares, roughly 10 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.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Verisk Analytics's 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.).

Environmental score

Verisk Analytics's 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.

Social score

Verisk Analytics's 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.

Governance score

Verisk Analytics's 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.

Controversy score

Verisk Analytics's controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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 yield: 0.53% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 0.56% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 22.85% of net profits

Verisk Analytics has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.53% of its share value annually.

Verisk Analytics has paid out, on average, around 22.85% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.56% 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 the company is investing more in its future growth.

Verisk Analytics's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Verisk Analytics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $159.0286 up to $212.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VRSK.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 0.7688. This would suggest that Verisk Analytics's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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