NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$8.80 -0.05 (-0.56 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$8.85
Today's Range$8.75 - $8.90
52-Week Range$7.20 - $10.60
Volume326,711 shs
Average Volume496,708 shs
Market Capitalization$601.43 million
P/E Ratio46.58
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.6
Photronics logoPhotronics, 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
SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
CUSIP71940510
Phone203-775-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.00
Quick Ratio2.81

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio46.58
Forward P/E Ratio16.30
P/E Growth1.61

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$450.68 million
Price / Sales1.37
Cash Flow$1.4790 per share
Price / Cash5.95
Book Value$12.55 per share
Price / Book0.70

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.19
Net Income$13.13 million
Net Margins5.33%
Return on Equity2.92%
Return on Assets2.46%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,475
Outstanding Shares69,930,000
Market Cap$601.43

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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 announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Friday, July 6th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $20,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.08. The semiconductor company earned $130.78 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $124.17 million. Photronics had a net margin of 5.33% and a return on equity of 2.92%. The company's revenue was up 20.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.03 earnings per share. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, August, 13th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

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

Photronics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.12-0.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $128-136 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $128.03 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $13.00. On average, they expect Photronics' share price to reach $11.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

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)

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about PLAB stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Photronics earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.41 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.19%), Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.15%), Hartford Investment Management Co. (0.04%), Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.04%) and Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, John P Jordan, Joseph A Fiorita Jr, Mitchell G Tyson, Peter S Kirlin, Richelle E Burr, Sean T Smith and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Photronics.

Which major investors are selling Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. 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, Sean T Smith and Walter M Fiederowicz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Photronics.

Which major investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hartford Investment Management Co., Fox Run Management L.L.C. and Campbell & CO Investment Adviser 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 $8.85.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $601.43 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.

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:  200 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  402
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This page was last updated on 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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