VRSK stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally.
Should I buy VRSK stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Verisk Analytics stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|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 gathered 7 ratings published for VRSK stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bearish for VRSK stock, with 3 negative ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-31||Bank of America||n/a||Neutral|
VRSK stock analysis
Shares of Verisk Analytics remained constant a neutral -0.01% and closed at $160.55.
Shares of Verisk Analytics ended yesterday at $160.55 and remained steady a neutral -0.01%. Since December when VRSK stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $15.83 (10.94%). On September, VRSK hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $164.36 recorded on September. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Verisk Analytics closed this week at $160.55 and stepped up a fine 2.05%. Counting this, it's been 3 climbing weeks in a row, soaring a 8.00%.
Price finally broke over the resistance at $151.49 and continued climbing. Since early December 2019 when VRSK stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $13.98 (9.54%). Far behind is the all-time high Verisk Analytics marked early September but price is just -2.35% below that top.
VRSK stock price history
VRSK stock went public on October 7th, 2009 with a price of $26.811. Since then, VRSK stock grew a 498.80%, with an average of 49.90% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in VRSK stock in 2009, it would worth $4,988.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
VRSK stock historical price chart
VRSK stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $164.42.
VRSK stock price target is $130.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' VRSK stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We detected 7 price forecasts for VRSK stock released in the last 30 days:
|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%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on February, Verisk Analytics . 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 an impressive gain of 11.65% to $2,395.10 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed steady a -0.88% to 25.00%.
|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 posted $613.90 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 2.54% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $146.20 million with a profit margin of 23.81%. Profit margin decreased a -3.91% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.73%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Verisk Analytics sales marked a very good increase and escalated 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 invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Verisk Analytics, 1.11% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for VRSK stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$26.3 B|
|Total shares||163.9 M|
|Float shares||162.1 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||93.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$160.07 - $161.59|
|Average true range||$2.01|
|50d mov avg||$148.04|
|100d mov avg||$151.51|
|200d mov avg||$148.42|
Verisk Analytics performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Verisk Analytics performance to :