NASDAQ:AKAM - Akamai Technologies Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $73.74 -0.59 (-0.79 %) (As of 09/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$74.33Today's Range$73.44 - $74.8652-Week Range$46.97 - $83.08Volume1.20 million shsAverage Volume1.85 million shsMarket Capitalization$12.85 billionP/E Ratio39.02Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.51 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing content and business applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company offers Web and mobile performance solutions, such as Ion, a situational performance solution; Dynamic Site Accelerator that helps in consistent Website performance; Image Manager that automatically optimizes online images; CloudTest to conduct load testing and other analysis of Websites in a pre-production environment; mPulse that provides real-time Website performance data to provide insight about end-user experiences on a Website; and Global Traffic Management, a fault-tolerant solution. It also provides cloud security solutions, including Web Application Protector to safeguard Web assets from Web application and distributed denial of service; Kona Site Defender, a cloud computing security solution; Bot Manager Premier to identify bots; Fast DNS, which translates human-readable domain names into numerical IP addresses; Prolexic Routed to protect Web- and IP-based applications; and Client Reputation for protection against DDoS and Web application attacks. In addition, the company offers enterprise security solutions, including Enterprise Application Access that enables remote access to applications; and Enterprise Threat Protector to enable enterprise security teams to identify, block, and mitigate targeted threats. Further, it provides network operator solutions, including Aura Licensed CDN, Aura Managed CDN, and Intelligent DNS solutions, as well as professional services and solutions; media delivery solutions, such as adaptive delivery, download delivery, infinite media acceleration, media services, and media analytics solutions; and NetStorage, a cloud storage solution. The company sells its solutions through direct sales and service organization; and channel partners. Akamai Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Receive AKAM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AKAM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNASDAQ:AKAM CUSIP00971T10 Webwww.akamai.com Phone617-444-3000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25 Current Ratio2.19 Quick Ratio2.19 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.02 Forward P/E Ratio29.85 P/E Growth2.09 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.50 billion Price / Sales4.99 Cash Flow$4.1427 per share Price / Cash17.80 Book Value$19.57 per share Price / Book3.77 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.90 Net Income$218.32 million Net Margins6.74% Return on Equity10.63% Return on Assets7.35% Miscellaneous Employees7,650 Outstanding Shares169,510,000Market Cap$12.85 billion Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) Frequently Asked Questions What is Akamai Technologies' stock symbol? Akamai Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AKAM." How will Akamai Technologies' stock buyback program work? Akamai Technologies declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, March 9th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $417,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Akamai Technologies' earnings last quarter? Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 31st. The technology infrastructure company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. The technology infrastructure company earned $663 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $661.13 million. Akamai Technologies had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 6.74%. The business's revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.62 earnings per share. View Akamai Technologies' Earnings History. When is Akamai Technologies' next earnings date? Akamai Technologies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Akamai Technologies. What guidance has Akamai Technologies issued on next quarter's earnings? Akamai Technologies issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.80-0.86 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.80. The company issued revenue guidance of $656-668 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $667.89 million.Akamai Technologies also updated its FY18 guidance to $3.26-3.38 EPS. What price target have analysts set for AKAM? 20 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Akamai Technologies' shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $97.00. On average, they expect Akamai Technologies' stock price to reach $77.4286 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Akamai Technologies. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Akamai Technologies? 20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Akamai Technologies in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Akamai Technologies. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Akamai Technologies stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Akamai Technologies stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Akamai is a global provider of content delivery network (CDN) and cloud infrastructure services. Robust performance from cloud security solutions driven by strong demand for Kona Site Defender and Prolexic Solutions, as well as new Bot Manager Premier and Nominum Services are growth drivers. Management is positive about the robust over-the top (OTT) content viewing. With increased adoption of mobile data/apps and growing mobile data traffic Akamai is well positioned for long-term growth. Also, strong balance sheet and cash flow will help the company in future acquisitions and share repurchase. However, Akamai recently lowered guidance for the second quarter and fiscal year 2018, citing a stronger dollar headwind. Further, intensifying competition in the core CDN space is a concern." (6/29/2018) 2. B. Riley analysts commented, "We believe the valuation discount as a result of recent issues should begin to narrow as the company makes progress on deal integration and Media stabilization. We raise our ’17/’18/’19 AEBITDA from $887MM/$914MM/$1,107MM to $923MM/$944MM/ $1,112MM. We increase our PT from $60.00 to $70.00 which is based on 10x 2019 AEBITDA (10x 2018 previously) which is a notable discount to comps at 14.0x and LLNW at 12.5x. Key Points Solid Q3 Beat." (10/25/2017) Who are some of Akamai Technologies' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Akamai Technologies include Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), eBay (EBAY), Worldpay (WP), Pinduoduo (PDD), NetEase (NTES), First Data (FDC), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), Global Payments (GPN), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Total System Services (TSS), Msci (MSCI), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), CoStar Group (CSGP), Mercadolibre (MELI) and Alliance Data Systems (ADS). Who are Akamai Technologies' key executives? Akamai Technologies' management team includes the folowing people: Dr. F. Thomson Leighton, Co-Founder, CEO & Director (Age 61)Mr. Rick M. McConnell, Pres & GM of Web Division (Age 52)Mr. James Benson, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 51)Dr. Robert Blumofe, Exec. VP of Platform & GM of Enterprise Division (Age 53)Mr. William Wheaton, Chief Strategy Officer (Age 56) Has Akamai Technologies been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about AKAM stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Akamai Technologies earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the technology infrastructure company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Akamai Technologies. Who are Akamai Technologies' major shareholders? Akamai Technologies' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include First Trust Advisors LP (2.26%), King Luther Capital Management Corp (1.36%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (0.93%), Fairpointe Capital LLC (0.70%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.68%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.66%). Company insiders that own Akamai Technologies stock include Aaron Ahola, Adam Karon, F Thomson Leighton, Frederic V Salerno, James Gemmell, James M Benson, Melanie Haratunian, Naomi O Seligman, Paul Sagan, Rick M Mcconnell, Robert Blumofe, Steven Scopellite and William Wheaton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Akamai Technologies. Which major investors are selling Akamai Technologies stock? AKAM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Macquarie Group Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Fairpointe Capital LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of Montreal Can, Bank of Nova Scotia and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI. Company insiders that have sold Akamai Technologies company stock in the last year include Aaron Ahola, Adam Karon, James Gemmell, Naomi O Seligman, Paul Sagan, Rick M Mcconnell, Robert Blumofe and William Wheaton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Akamai Technologies. Which major investors are buying Akamai Technologies stock? AKAM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., KBC Group NV, Columbus Circle Investors, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Strs Ohio, Federated Investors Inc. PA and Bridgewater Associates LP. Company insiders that have bought Akamai Technologies stock in the last two years include F Thomson Leighton and Frederic V Salerno. View Insider Buying and Selling for Akamai Technologies. How do I buy shares of Akamai Technologies? Shares of AKAM 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 Akamai Technologies' stock price today? One share of AKAM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.74. How big of a company is Akamai Technologies? Akamai Technologies has a market capitalization of $12.85 billion and generates $2.50 billion in revenue each year. The technology infrastructure company earns $218.32 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.90 on an earnings per share basis. Akamai Technologies employs 7,650 workers across the globe. How can I contact Akamai Technologies? Akamai Technologies' mailing address is 150 BROADWAY, CAMBRIDGE MA, 02142. The technology infrastructure company can be reached via phone at 617-444-3000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ AKAM)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 931 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 763 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,694MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Akamai Technologies and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AKAM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AKAM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do Tariffs Affect Trade Balances?