Stocks under Review: Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR), Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK)

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Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR)

Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than seventy countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, the company is the largest general-use vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. Avis is a leading supplier to the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry, and Budget is a leading supplier to price-conscious car rental segments. Avis Budget Group maintains the leading share of airport car rental revenue, and we operate the second largest consumer truck rental business in the United States. The company generate significant benefits from operating two distinctive car rental brands targeting different market segments but share the same fleet, maintenance facilities, technology and administrative infrastructure

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR)’s Financial Overview

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) declined -2.8% yesterday to close its trading session at $26.06. The company has 1 year Price Target of $41.25. Avis Budget Group, Inc. has 52-Week high of $50.88 and 52-Week Low of $25.67. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 50.88 and 52-Week Low on 25.69. The stock traded with the volume of 949010 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.17 Billion.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $3.33/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $3.54/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.21 a share with a surprise factor of -5.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -11.04 Percent, SMA50 of -14.24 Percent and SMA200 of -30.6 percent. Avis Budget Group, Inc. has P/S value of 0.24 while its P/B value stands at 3.94. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 1.9 percent, Return on Equity of 77.5 percent and Return on Investment of 4.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 49 percent and 7.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Avis Budget Group Inc have a median target of 43.00, with a high estimate of 60.00 and a low estimate of 30.00. The median estimate represents a +65.00% increase from the last price of 26.06.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK)

Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK)’s Financial Outlook

The 14 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Verisk Analytics Inc have a median target of 129.00, with a high estimate of 140.00 and a low estimate of 104.00. The median estimate represents a +12.49% increase from the last price of 114.68.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Verisk Analytics, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.08. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.26% and closed its last trading session at $114.68. The company has the market capitalization of $19.46 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $125.99 and 52-Week low of $90.6. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 125.99 and 52-Week low on 90.60. The company has volume of 1.03 Million shares. The company has a total of 169.73 Million shares outstanding.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.08/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.07/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 0.9 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 19.46 percent. Beta for Verisk Analytics, Inc. stands at 0.65 while its ATR (average true range) is 3. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.55%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.17%%.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -5.37%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.49 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.17%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 10.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 31.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.7% with Gross margin of 62.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 35.2% and 27.9% respectively.

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