NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$9.06 -0.47 (-4.93 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 07:35 AM ET)
Previous Close$9.53
Today's Range$9.05 - $9.58
52-Week Range$7.20 - $11.00
Volume440,361 shs
Average Volume294,913 shs
Market Capitalization$633.60 million
P/E Ratio47.68
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.67
Photronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells photomasks in Taiwan, Korea, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company offers photomasks, which are high precision photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits for use in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays (FPDs), as well as that are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel display substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, FPDs, and other types of electrical and optical components. It sells its products to semiconductor or FPD designers, manufacturers, and foundries, as well as to other high performance electronics manufacturers through its sales personnel and customer service representatives. The company was formerly known as Photronic Labs, Inc. and changed its name to Photronics, Inc. in 1990. Photronics, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Brookfield, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
Previous Symbol
CUSIP71940510
Phone203-775-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.18
Quick Ratio2.98

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio47.68
Forward P/E Ratio15.62
P/E Growth1.87

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$450.68 million
Price / Sales1.41
Cash Flow$1.4473 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.26
Book Value$12.55 per share
Price / Book0.72

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.19
Net Income$13.13 million
Net Margins6.83%
Return on Equity3.65%
Return on Assets3.07%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,475
Outstanding Shares69,930,000
Market Cap$633.60 million
OptionableOptionable

Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Photronics' stock symbol?

Photronics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLAB."

How will Photronics' stock buyback program work?

Photronics declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, October 12th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $25,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The semiconductor company earned $136.39 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.67 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 3.65% and a net margin of 6.83%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.06 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 12th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

How can I listen to Photronics' earnings call?

Photronics will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, December 12th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8773777095.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

1 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' stock price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Photronics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Photronics?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Photronics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Photronics.

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about PLAB stock have been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a news sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Photronics' key competitors?

Who are Photronics' key executives?

Photronics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Constantine S. Macricostas, Chairman (Age 82)
  • Dr. Peter S. Kirlin, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. John P. Jordan, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 72)
  • Dr. Christopher J. Progler, VP of Strategic Planning & CTO (Age 54)
  • Ms. Richelle E. Burr, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 54)

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.24%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.40%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.24%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (6.11%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.75%) and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.43%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, John P Jordan, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin, Richelle E Burr, Sean T Smith and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Photronics.

Which institutional investors are selling Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alambic Investment Management L.P., AQR Capital Management LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Foundry Partners LLC and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin, Richelle E Burr and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Photronics.

Which institutional investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, Divisar Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Sterling Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Photronics.

How do I buy shares of Photronics?

Shares of PLAB 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 Photronics' stock price today?

One share of PLAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.06.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $633.60 million and generates $450.68 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $13.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.19 on an earnings per share basis. Photronics employs 1,475 workers across the globe.

What is Photronics' official website?

The official website for Photronics is http://www.photronics.com.

How can I contact Photronics?

Photronics' mailing address is 15 SECOR ROAD, BROOKFIELD CT, 06804. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 203-775-9000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Photronics (NASDAQ PLAB)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  225 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  229 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  454
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This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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