NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $9.30 +0.05 (+0.54 %) (As of 03/26/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$9.25Today's Range$9.29 - $9.4452-Week Range$7.60 - $11.58Volume43,286 shsAverage Volume855,052 shsMarket Capitalization$623.57 millionP/E Ratio16.07Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.54 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 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. 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 CIK810136 Webwww.photronics.com Phone203-775-9000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.03 Current Ratio2.33 Quick Ratio2.19Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.07 Forward P/E Ratio23.25 P/E Growth2.27 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$535.28 million Price / Sales1.16 Cash Flow$1.82 per share Price / Cash Flow5.11 Book Value$12.93 per share Price / Book0.72Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.58 Net Income$42.05 million Net Margins7.72% Return on Equity4.32% Return on Assets3.55%Miscellaneous Employees1,575 Outstanding Shares67,050,000Market Cap$623.57 million Next Earnings Date5/28/2019 (Estimated) 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 authorized a share repurchase plan 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 buy up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Photronics' earnings last quarter? Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 21st. The semiconductor company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.03. The semiconductor company earned $124.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.10 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 4.32% and a net margin of 7.72%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.09 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History. When is Photronics' next earnings date? Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics. What guidance has Photronics issued on next quarter's earnings? Photronics issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 21st. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.03-0.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $125-135 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $134.35 million.Photronics also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to $0.03-0.10 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLAB? 1 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Photronics' shares. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Photronics' share price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% 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 headlines about PLAB stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Photronics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Photronics include Acacia Communications (ACIA), Amkor Technology (AMKR), BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY), Power Integrations (POWI), Inphi (IPHI), Diodes (DIOD), Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), MaxLinear (MXL), Tower Semiconductor (TSEM), Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC), OSI Systems (OSIS), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC), Oclaro (OCLR), Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO) and Ambarella (AMBA). What other stocks do shareholders of Photronics own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Photronics investors own include General Electric (GE), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Opko Health (OPK), Sangamo Therapeutics (SGMO) and salesforce.com (CRM). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.25%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.75%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.95%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (5.39%), Northern Trust Corp (2.75%) and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.16%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, George Macricostas, John P Jordan, Kang Jyh Lee, 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 Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Prudential PLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Royce & Associates LP and Perritt Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, George Macricostas, 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 Divisar Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. 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 $9.30. How big of a company is Photronics? Photronics has a market capitalization of $623.57 million 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. 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 238 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 249 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 487MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Photronics and other stocks. 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