Verisk Analytics Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VRSK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $53.61, above its previous 52-week high of $53.60 with 132,075 shares traded as of 11:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 883,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $8.84 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Verisk Analytics Ratings Report.

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