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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK)?

The company in question is, Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) currently with a stock price of 85.46 (0.78% today). The market cap for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 14321.02, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 84.43. Currently Verisk Analytics, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 27.9, and a forward P/E of 24.62. Average volume for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 631.64 and so far today it is 153199.

Performance in the last year for Verisk Analytics, Inc. has been 13.96%. For EPS growth, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has seen a growth of 37.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.27%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.30% over the last five years and could be 12.46% for the next five years. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 28.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.73%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.92%.

Since the IPO date for Verisk Analytics, Inc. on the 10/7/2009, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 10.30%. With Verisk Analytics, Inc. trading at 85.46, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 3.04.

So could Verisk Analytics, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.9. The PEG is 2.24, P/S is 6.82 and the P/B is at 11.07. The P/cash is 105.85, with P/free cash flow at 29.56.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.4, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.76, and total debt/equity at 2.31.

In terms of margins, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a gross margin of 62.30%, an operating margin of 35.70% and a profit margin of 23.90%.Payout ratio for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 8.90% with return on investment coming to 11.70%.

Insider ownership for Verisk Analytics, Inc., is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 95.20%. Outstanding shares are at 168.88. While shares float is 156.79. The float short is currently 2.49%, and short ratio is 6.17.

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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