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NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$16.49
+1.36 (+8.99 %)
(As of 12/12/2019 11:43 AM ET)
Today's Range
$15.15
Now: $16.49
$16.68
50-Day Range
$11.29
MA: $12.04
$15.05
52-Week Range
$7.95
Now: $16.49
$15.48
Volume133,805 shs
Average Volume447,528 shs
Market Capitalization$1.11 billion
P/E Ratio28.43
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.46
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 or glass 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$535.28 million
Cash Flow$2.40 per share
Book Value$12.93 per share

Profitability

Net Income$42.05 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,575
Market Cap$1.11 billion
Next Earnings Date2/20/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 approved a share buyback program on Friday, October 12th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $25,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December, 11th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15. The semiconductor company had revenue of $156.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $147.37 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 3.60% and a net margin of 6.04%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 20th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

What guidance has Photronics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Photronics issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 11th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.13-0.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.12. The company issued revenue guidance of $146-154 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $143.07 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Photronics' stock price to reach $16.50 in the next year. View Analyst Price Targets for Photronics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Photronics?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Photronics in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Photronics.

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about PLAB stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a media sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Photronics.

Are investors shorting Photronics?

Photronics saw a increase in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,350,000 shares, an increase of 12.4% from the September 15th total of 2,090,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 478,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.9 days. Approximately 3.6% of the company's stock are sold short. View Photronics' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Photronics' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Photronics own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Photronics investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), General Electric (GE), salesforce.com (CRM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Photronics' key executives?

Photronics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Constantine S. Macricostas, Chairman (Age 83)
  • Dr. Peter S. Kirlin, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. John P. Jordan, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 73)
  • Dr. Christopher J. Progler, VP of Strategic Planning & CTO (Age 55)
  • Ms. Richelle E. Burr, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.35%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (3.25%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (2.16%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.84%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.80%) and Phocas Financial Corp. (0.65%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, George Macricostas, John P Jordan, Joseph A Fiorita Jr, Kang Jyh Lee, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin, Richelle E Burr 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 Millennium Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, D.A. Davidson & CO., Comerica Bank, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Strs Ohio, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, George Macricostas, John P Jordan, Joseph A Fiorita Jr, Kang Jyh Lee, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Phocas Financial Corp., Donald Smith & CO. Inc., State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., BBVA USA Bancshares Inc. and First Trust Advisors LP. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Photronics' stock price today?

One share of PLAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.50.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion and generates $535.28 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $42.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.58 on an earnings per share basis. Photronics employs 1,575 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Photronics.

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:  287 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  289 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  576
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Photronics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PLAB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PLAB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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