Verisk Analytics ( VRSK) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Verisk Analytics rose $1.01 (2.1%) to $49.18 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Verisk Analytics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 776,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.40-$49.38 after having opened the day at $47.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.17. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were: Hudson Technology ( HDSN), up 22.8%, Edgar Online ( EDGR), up 10.4%, Team Health Holdings ( TMH), up 8.1%, and Avis Budget Group ( CAR), up 7.5%. Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides proprietary data, analytics methods, and embedded decision support solutions for detecting fraud in property and casualty (P&C) insurance, mortgage, and healthcare industries primarily in the United States. Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $8.11 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 30 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Verisk Analytics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Verisk Analytics as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.
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