Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, insurance data specialist Verisk Analytics
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Verisk's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Jersey City, N.J. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$7.8 billion|
|Industry||Research and consulting services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Frank Coyne
President/COO Scott Stephenson
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||84.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$196.7 million / $1.1 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 89 members who have rated Verisk believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Verisk Analytics is an unusual company in that its Property & Casualty Insurance clients are contracted for the long term and [Verisk's] services are a recurring and insatiable need for these companies. In fact it originated as a kind of collective of P&C insurers (known as the 'ISO' or 'Insurance Services Office') who wanted research on risk assessment and policy wording. ...
So what goes around comes around and I think this stock has been and will continue to be a very sound and profitable investment.
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