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Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSK), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13769.28. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 81.05 (with a change from open of 0.09%), this in conjunction with a target price of 85.86. Volume today has so far reached 123928, with an average volume of about 647.69. The GAP for this stock, is 0.42%.

The P/E ratio is 30, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.16. The current EPS for Verisk Analytics, Inc., is 2.69, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 37.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.89%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Verisk Analytics, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 11.08% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.80%. Quarter over quarter is -34.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 16.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 18.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 12.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.80% and institutional ownership is 94.20%. Shares outstanding is 170.75, while shares float is at a value of 157.72. Float short for Verisk Analytics, Inc. is 2.34% and the short ratio is 5.7.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.57. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 63.10% and their operating margin is 37.50%. The profit margin is 28.50%.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 11.20%, and on investment, 11.70%. Return on equity is 44.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.54. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.55, with Price/book ratio coming to 9.37 and Price/cash is 68.92, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.78.

The simple moving averages are -2.53% and 4.15% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.76% and the 52 week low is 25.10%.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 81.05. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Verisk Analytics, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Services industry means that Verisk Analytics, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.61%, with performance for the month coming to -1.37%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.65%, and for the half year the performance is 9.61%. Volatility for this week is 1.62% and for the month this is 1.11%.

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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