NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$9.51 +0.06 (+0.63 %)
(As of 11/15/2018 03:18 AM ET)
Previous Close$9.45
Today's Range$9.50 - $9.61
52-Week Range$7.20 - $11.00
Volume381,500 shs
Average Volume471,705 shs
Market Capitalization$654.58 million
P/E Ratio50.05
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.68
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
Phone203-775-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.18
Quick Ratio2.98

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio50.05
Forward P/E Ratio16.40
P/E Growth1.93

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$450.68 million
Price / Sales1.48
Cash Flow$1.4699 per share
Price / Cash6.47
Book Value$12.55 per share
Price / Book0.76

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.19
Net Income$13.13 million
Net Margins6.83%
Return on Equity3.65%
Return on Assets3.07%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,475
Outstanding Shares69,930,000
Market Cap$654.58 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Friday, October 12th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $25,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.02. The semiconductor company had revenue of $136.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.67 million. Photronics had a net margin of 6.83% and a return on equity of 3.65%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

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

Photronics issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.14-0.19 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.15. The company issued revenue guidance of $133-141 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $136.53 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Photronics' stock. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $13.00. On average, they expect Photronics' stock price to reach $11.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets 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." View Analyst Ratings for Photronics.

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about PLAB stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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)

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.24%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.40%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (6.11%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.75%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.43%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.81%). 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., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Foundry Partners LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 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, Sean T Smith 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, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Sterling Capital Management LLC, Donald Smith & CO. Inc. and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. 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 $9.51.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $654.58 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.

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:  222 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  226 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  448
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This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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