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Morning Hot Stocks: Verisk Analytics, Inc., (VRSK)

Friday February 24th 2017: Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK  has a market cap of 13.95 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/07/2009, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK performance year to date is 5.26%. Today Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK has gained 1.23%, with a current price of 85.44.

Ownership of the company is 0.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 12.90%, with return on investment at 15.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.65. While Total debt/equity is 1.65. With a profit margin of 30.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.90%, and operating margin of 38.00%. Verisk Analytics, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.8, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK has seen a EPS growth of -8.90%. A performance for the year of -0.19%. The 52-week high is -2.24%, and the 52-week low is 13.02%. The average volume for Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is 851998.

With a target price of 84.32, can Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK. Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a P/E of 32.4 and a forward P/E of 24.32. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.33. Verisk Analytics, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.96 and 10.27 respectively. For P/cash, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a value of 87.99, while it is 34.6 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 85.44, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 43.10%.

Looking more long-term Verisk Analytics, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.73%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.51% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -8.90% for this year and for the last five years a 11.70% growth has been seen.

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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