It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.
Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?
For momentum investors, upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook take precedent, so they'll want to zero in on the Momentum Style Score. This Score can pinpoint good times to build a position in a stock, using factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates.
Verisk Analytics (VRSK)
Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Verisk Analytics is one of the leading data analytics providers serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze data, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. The company offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting and many other fields. The company operates in 30 countries.
VRSK is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock, with a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of B. Shares are up 8.6% over the past one week and up 10.7% over the past four weeks. VRSK has gained 13.7% in the last one-year period as well. Looking at trading volume, an average of 904,413.63 shares exchanged hands over the last 20 trading days.
A company's earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2023, eight analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for VRSK, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.07 to $5.50 per share. VRSK also boasts an average earnings surprise of 9.8%.
Investors should take the time to consider VRSK for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings metrics, and impressive Momentum and VGM Style Scores.
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