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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 13829.79. Since its IPO date on the 10/7/2009, Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK performance year to date is 6.80%. Today Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK has gained 0.84%, with a current price of 82.8.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 11.20%, 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 1.57. While Total debt/equity is 1.57. With a profit margin of 28.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.10%, and operating margin of 37.50%. 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 37.40%. A performance for the year of 16.02%. The 52-week high is -3.72%, and the 52-week low is 27.80%. The average volume for Verisk Analytics, Inc., VRSK is 202989.

With a target price of 85.69, 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 30.55 and a forward P/E of 24.64. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.52. Verisk Analytics, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 6.58 and 9.54 respectively. For P/cash, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a value of 69.22, while it is 28.91 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 82.8, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 44.20%.

Looking more long-term Verisk Analytics, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.12%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.95% 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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