NASDAQ:ACTG - Acacia Research Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $3.90 0.00 (0.00 %) (As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$3.90Today's Range$3.90 - $4.0052-Week Range$3.00 - $5.50Volume148,300 shsAverage Volume232,488 shsMarket Capitalization$193.03 millionP/E Ratio1.31Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.91 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Acacia Research Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, invests in, licenses, and enforces patented technologies. It assists patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios; protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use; generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies; and enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies through the filing of patent infringement litigation. The company owns or controls the rights to various patent portfolios, which include U.S. patents and foreign counterparts covering technologies used in a range of industries. It has executed approximately 1,550 license agreements and 193 patent portfolio licensing and enforcement programs. Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Receive ACTG News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ACTG and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Patent owners & lessors Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services SectorBusiness Services SymbolNASDAQ:ACTG CUSIP00388130 Webwww.acaciaresearch.com Phone949-480-8300 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio10.57 Quick Ratio10.57 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio1.31 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$65.40 million Price / Sales2.95 Cash Flow$3.4211 per share Price / Cash1.14 Book Value$5.84 per share Price / Book0.67 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.97 Net Income$22.18 million Net Margins-11.23% Return on Equity46.49% Return on Assets42.39% Miscellaneous Employees13 Outstanding Shares49,490,000Market Cap$193.03 million Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) Frequently Asked Questions What is Acacia Research's stock symbol? Acacia Research trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ACTG." How will Acacia Research's stock buyback program work? Acacia Research announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $20,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Acacia Research's earnings last quarter? Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The business services provider reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.02. The business services provider had revenue of $6.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5 million. Acacia Research had a negative net margin of 11.23% and a positive return on equity of 46.49%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 60.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.14) EPS. View Acacia Research's Earnings History. When is Acacia Research's next earnings date? Acacia Research is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Acacia Research. What price target have analysts set for ACTG? 1 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Acacia Research's stock. Their forecasts range from $5.00 to $5.00. On average, they anticipate Acacia Research's share price to reach $5.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acacia Research. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acacia Research? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acacia Research in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Acacia Research. Are investors shorting Acacia Research? Acacia Research saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 571,920 shares, a drop of 50.9% from the July 13th total of 1,164,804 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 114,709 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.0 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Acacia Research's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Acacia Research's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Acacia Research include RPX (RPXC), Quarterhill (QTRH), Joint (JYNT), Liberty Tax (TAX), Digital Turbine (APPS), Finjan (FNJN), ITUS (ITUS), MGT Capital Investments (MGTI), XCel Brands (XELB), Research Frontiers (REFR), Marathon Patent Group (MARA), ARC Group (ARCK), Walker Innovation (WLKR), Spherix (SPEX) and XpresSpa Group (XSPA). Who are Acacia Research's key executives? Acacia Research's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Robert B. Stewart Jr., Principal Exec. Officer & Pres (Age 52)Mr. Clayton J. Haynes, CFO, Sr. VP of Fin. & Treasurer (Age 48)Mr. Edward J. Treska, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)Mr. Phillip Mitchell Ph.D., Sr. VP - EngineeringMr. Darren Miller, Sr. VP of Contracts - Legal Has Acacia Research been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about ACTG stock have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Acacia Research earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 48.43 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Acacia Research. Who are Acacia Research's major shareholders? Acacia Research's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Alambic Investment Management L.P. (0.76%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.50%), GSA Capital Partners LLP (0.44%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.31%), Mackay Shields LLC (0.06%) and PEAK6 Investments L.P. (0.05%). Company insiders that own Acacia Research stock include Clayton J Haynes, Edward Joseph Treska, Frank E Walsh III, G Louis Graziadio III, Marc W Booth and Robert B Stewart Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acacia Research. Which major investors are selling Acacia Research stock? ACTG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verity Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acacia Research. Which major investors are buying Acacia Research stock? ACTG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alambic Investment Management L.P., Macquarie Group Ltd., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Mackay Shields LLC, PEAK6 Investments L.P. and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have bought Acacia Research stock in the last two years include Clayton J Haynes, Edward Joseph Treska, Frank E Walsh III, G Louis Graziadio III, Marc W Booth and Robert B Stewart Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acacia Research. How do I buy shares of Acacia Research? Shares of ACTG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Acacia Research's stock price today? One share of ACTG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.90. How big of a company is Acacia Research? Acacia Research has a market capitalization of $193.03 million and generates $65.40 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $22.18 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.97 on an earnings per share basis. Acacia Research employs 13 workers across the globe. How can I contact Acacia Research? Acacia Research's mailing address is 520 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE 12TH FLOOR, NEWPORT BEACH CA, 92660. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 949-480-8300 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Acacia Research (NASDAQ ACTG)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 243 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 274 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 517MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acacia Research and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ACTG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ACTG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does relative strength index mean?