VRSK stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally.
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Currently, 2 buy setups match with Verisk Analytics stock now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Verisk Analytics stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 8 ratings published for VRSK stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bearish for VRSK stock, with 4 negative ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-31||Bank of America||n/a||Neutral|
VRSK stock analysis
After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Verisk Analytics fell -2.18% to $154.61.
Verisk Analytics fell -2.18% today to $154.61 after topping to all time highs on Aug/21. From a daily perspective, VRSK is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($152.70, on Aug 14th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($159.72, on August 21st) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top VRSK might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $159.72 or down under $152.70. On Aug 21st, VRSK hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $158.64 recorded on Monday. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Even closing lower ($154.61, -1.45%), Verisk Analytics peaked new all time high at $159.72. After 4 weeks soaring, this week declined a -1.45%.
VRSK shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom early August, VRSK climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Since mid January when VRSK stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $43.01 (38.54%). Late February, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 24.11%.
VRSK stock price history
VRSK stock went public on October 7th, 2009 with a price of $26.901. Since then, VRSK stock surged a 474.80%, with an average of 52.80% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in VRSK stock in 2009, it would worth $4,748.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
VRSK stock historical price chart
VRSK stock reached all-time highs on Aug/21 with a price of $159.72.
VRSK stock price target is $126.30Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 8 price targets for VRSK stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-31||Bank of America||Raises Target||$146.00||$155.00||6.2%|
|2019-5-2||UBS Group||Raises Target||$111.00||$119.00||7.2%|
|2019-5-2||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$150.00||-|
|2019-5-2||Morgan Stanley||Set Price Target||n/a||$132.00||-|
|2019-4-9||UBS Group||Raises Target||$106.00||$111.00||4.7%|
|2019-4-23||Deutsche Bank||Set Price Target||n/a||$137.00||-|
|2019-3-12||UBS Group||Raises Target||$100.00||$106.00||6%|
|2019-1-8||UBS Group||Lowers Target||$104.00||$100.00||-3.8%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Verisk Analytics reported its latest financial data, aligned with analysts' consensus and posted a $1.04 Earnings per Share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a great increase of 11.65% to $2,395.10 M USD. Instead, its profit margin (compared to sales) stayed constant to 25.00%, that is $598.70 million.
|2013||$1,600 M||-||$342 M21.4%||-|
|2014||$1,747 M||9.17%||$400 M22.9%||16.87%|
|2015||$2,068 M||18.39%||$508 M24.5%||26.88%|
|2016||$1,995 M||-3.52%||$591 M29.6%||16.47%|
|2017||$2,145 M||7.52%||$555 M25.9%||-6.11%|
|2018||$2,395 M||11.65%||$599 M25.0%||7.85%|
Quarterly financial resultsVerisk Analytics reported $613.90 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 2.54% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $146.20 M with a profit margin of 23.81%. Profit margin depreciated a -3.91% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.73%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Verisk Analytics sales marked an excellent growth and rose a 7.65%.
|2017-Q2||$523 M||-||$121 M23.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$549 M||4.95%||$121 M22.0%||-0.25%|
|2017-Q4||$570 M||3.86%||$205 M35.9%||69.51%|
|2018-Q1||$581 M||1.91%||$133 M22.9%||-35.00%|
|2018-Q2||$601 M||3.46%||$154 M25.5%||15.41%|
|2018-Q3||$599 M||-0.43%||$166 M27.7%||8.14%|
|2018-Q4||$614 M||2.54%||$146 M23.8%||-11.93%|
|2019-Q1||$625 M||1.81%||$134 M21.5%||-8.07%|
Verisk Analytics ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Verisk Analytics shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 5.81% of all shares.
Bearish positions for VRSK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$25.3 B||$3.9 B||$10.2 B|
|Total shares||163.7 M||80.1 M||29.0 M|
|Float shares||161.7 M||79.2 M||28.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.6%||92.4%||85.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||5.8%||1.4%||2.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$153.91 - $158.50|
|Average true range||$2.69|
|50d mov avg||$151.05|
|100d mov avg||$145.60|
|200d mov avg||$132.71|
Verisk Analytics performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We chose CoreLogic and Fair Isaac as the bechmarking frame for Verisk Analytics stock.