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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK

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 14051.23. Since its IPO date on the 10/7/2009, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK performance year to date is 8.48%. Today Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK has gained 1.89%, with a current price of 83.4.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, with return on investment at 11.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.76. While Total debt/equity is 2.31. With a profit margin of 23.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.30%, and operating margin of 35.70%. Verisk Analytics, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK has seen a EPS growth of 37.40%. A performance for the year of 15.19%. The 52-week high is 1.52%, and the 52-week low is 28.72%. The average volume for Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is 659968.

With a target price of 84.43, 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 27.44 and a forward P/E of 24.18. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.28. Verisk Analytics, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.69 and 10.89 respectively. For P/cash, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a value of 103.85, while it is 29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 83.4, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 38.40%.

Looking more long-term Verisk Analytics, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.06%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 37.40% for this year and for the last five years a 18.30% 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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