NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News & Analysis

$9.42
-0.35 (-3.58 %)
(As of 08/26/2019 04:24 AM ET)
Today's Range
$9.40
Now: $9.42
$9.73
50-Day Range
$8.10
MA: $8.98
$9.93
52-Week Range
$7.95
Now: $9.42
$11.58
Volume283,625 shs
Average Volume410,150 shs
Market Capitalization$631.80 million
P/E Ratio16.24
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.59
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$1.7158 per share
Book Value$13.43 per share

Profitability

Net Income$42.05 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,575
Market Cap$631.80 million
Next Earnings Date12/11/2019 (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 has approved a stock repurchase plan on Friday, October 12th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $25,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 20th. The semiconductor company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.10. The semiconductor company had revenue of $138.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137.13 million. Photronics had a net margin of 6.04% and a return on equity of 3.60%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. 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 Wednesday, December 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

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

Photronics updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.11-0.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.12. The company issued revenue guidance of $143-151 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $147.10 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Photronics' stock. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $12.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' share price to reach $12.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.4% 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 buy rating 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 trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog 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 daily sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Photronics.

Are investors shorting Photronics?

Photronics saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,024,500 shares, an increase of 55.9% from the June 30th total of 1,298,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 428,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days. Approximately 3.1% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), General Electric (GE), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), salesforce.com (CRM), AT&T (T), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.12%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.68%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.51%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (5.50%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.01%) and Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (3.15%). 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, 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 New York Mellon Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Invesco Ltd., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Cortina Asset Management LLC and Chicago Equity Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, George Macricostas, 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 major investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, AQR Capital Management LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Divisar Capital Management LLC, VIEX Capital Advisors LLC, Needham Investment Management LLC and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $9.42.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $631.80 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.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:  265 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  274 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  539
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 8/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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