NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $10.10 +0.08 (+0.80 %) (As of 12/17/2018 04:40 AM ET)Previous Close$10.10Today's Range$9.9301 - $10.225052-Week Range$7.20 - $11.00Volume1.01 million shsAverage Volume452,643 shsMarket Capitalization$706.33 millionP/E Ratio17.41Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.67 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Webwww.photronics.com Phone203-775-9000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.63 Quick Ratio2.98 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.41 Forward P/E Ratio21.49 P/E Growth2.13 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$535.28 million Price / Sales1.32 Cash Flow$1.7782 per share Price / Cash Flow5.68 Book Value$12.93 per share Price / Book0.78 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.58 Net Income$13.13 million Net Margins7.86% Return on Equity4.38% Return on Assets3.66% Miscellaneous Employees1,475 Outstanding Shares69,930,000Market Cap$706.33 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, October 12th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $25,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Photronics' earnings last quarter? Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, December, 12th. The semiconductor company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. The semiconductor company had revenue of $144.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $137.20 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 4.38% and a net margin of 7.86%. Photronics's revenue was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.08 earnings per share. View Photronics' Earnings History. When is Photronics' next earnings date? Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics. What guidance has Photronics issued on next quarter's earnings? Photronics updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 12th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.01-0.07 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $120-130 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $130.20 million.Photronics also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.01-0.07 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLAB? 1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Photronics' shares. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Photronics' stock price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.0%. 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 coverage about PLAB stock has trended somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Photronics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Photronics include Finisar (FNSR), Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP), Viavi Solutions (VIAV), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF), Power Integrations (POWI), Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY), Acacia Communications (ACIA), Diodes (DIOD), Amkor Technology (AMKR), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), Inphi (IPHI), Oclaro (OCLR) and Synaptics (SYNA). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.24%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.40%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.24%), Vanguard Group Inc (6.24%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (6.11%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.75%). 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 purchased 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 $10.10. How big of a company is Photronics? Photronics has a market capitalization of $706.33 million and generates $535.28 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $13.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.58 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 226 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 230 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 456MarketBeat'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 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are no-load funds?