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Is Verisk Analytics, Inc.(NASDAQ: VRSK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/7/2009. Verisk Analytics, Inc. is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Verisk Analytics, Inc., is 637.02, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 10/7/2009 is 9.89%.

To help you determine whether Verisk Analytics, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.8 and forward P/E is 24.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.3. P/S ratio is 6.64 and the P/B ratio is 11.03. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 103.05 and 28.78 respectively.

At the current price Verisk Analytics, Inc. is trading at, 84.48 (0.00% today), Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.04, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.33% after growing 37.40% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.20%, and 28.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 165.04, and the number of shares float is 156.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 95.10%. The float short is 2.50%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.90%, and also a return on investment of 11.70%.

The ability for Verisk Analytics, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.76 and total debt/equity is 2.31. In terms of margins, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a gross margin of 62.30%, with its operating margin at 35.70%, and Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a profit margin of 23.90%.

The 52 week high is -0.17%, with 30.39% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 6.91% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.12%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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