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NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$14.82
-0.20 (-1.33 %)
(As of 02/16/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$14.76
Now: $14.82
$15.18
50-Day Range
$12.78
MA: $14.66
$15.94
52-Week Range
$7.95
Now: $14.82
$16.75
Volume433,601 shs
Average VolumeN/A
Market CapitalizationN/A
P/E Ratio32.22
Dividend YieldN/A
BetaN/A
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 N/A
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
SectorN/A
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
CUSIP71940510
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PhoneN/A

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Annual SalesN/A

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Miscellaneous

Employees1,775
Next Earnings Date3/4/2020 (Confirmed)
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 initiated a stock buyback plan on Friday, October 12th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $25,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 11th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15. The semiconductor company had revenue of $156.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.37 million. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.18 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, March 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

How can I listen to Photronics' earnings call?

Photronics will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, March 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

Photronics updated 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?

3 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Photronics' shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' share price to reach $16.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Photronics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Photronics?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Photronics in the last year. There are currently 3 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 stories about PLAB stock have been trending negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a coverage optimism score of -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media 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 impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Photronics.

Are investors shorting Photronics?

Photronics saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,850,000 shares, a decline of 19.2% from the December 31st total of 2,290,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 669,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.9% 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 Netflix (NFLX), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and FormFactor (FORM).

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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.18%), State Street Corp (3.55%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.13%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (2.53%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (1.97%) and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.82%). 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 DDD Partners LLC, Divisar Capital Management LLC, Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, KAMES CAPITAL plc, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Franklin Resources Inc. and Royce & Associates LP. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Acadian Asset Management LLC, EAM Investors LLC, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, EAM Global Investors LLC, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Marshall Wace LLP and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. 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 $14.82.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Photronics (NASDAQ PLAB)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  303 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  307 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  610
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 2/16/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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