1. As of noon trading, Verisk Analytics ( VRSK) is down $0.53 (-1.1%) to $47.56 on average volume Thus far, 259,558 shares of Verisk Analytics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 662,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.54-$48.65 after having opened the day at $48.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.09. 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 $8.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Verisk Analytics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Verisk Analytics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Verisk Analytics Ratings Report now. If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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