Photronics Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.24 (-1.82 %)
(As of 05/10/2021 03:59 PM ET)
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Volume49,665 shs
Average Volume482,441 shs
Market Capitalization$821.47 million
P/E Ratio24.45
Dividend YieldN/A
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About Photronics

Photronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of photomask products and services in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, China, and internationally. The company offers photomasks that are used in the manufacture of integrated circuits and flat panel displays (FPDs); and to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers, FDP substrates, and other types of electrical and optical components. It sells its products to semiconductor and FPD manufacturers, designers, 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

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
Year FoundedN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$609.69 million
Cash Flow$2.14 per share
Book Value$14.65 per share


Net Income$33.82 million




Market Cap$821.47 million
Next Earnings Date5/26/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

1.56 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

333rd out of 1,556 stocks

Semiconductors & Related Devices Industry

56th out of 147 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Photronics a buy right now?

2 Wall Street equities research 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. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Photronics stock.
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Are investors shorting Photronics?

Photronics saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,590,000 shares, a decline of 22.8% from the March 31st total of 2,060,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 505,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. Currently, 2.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 26th 2021.
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How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 24th. The semiconductor company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. The semiconductor company earned $152.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $150.05 million. Photronics had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.60% and a net margin of 5.55%.
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How has Photronics' stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Photronics' stock was trading at $11.42 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PLAB shares have increased by 13.7% and is now trading at $12.99.
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What guidance has Photronics issued on next quarter's earnings?

Photronics issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.14-0.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $153-162 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $160.00 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $13.00. On average, they expect Photronics' share price to reach $13.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Photronics' key executives?

Photronics' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Constantine S. Macricostas, Chairman (Age 85, Pay $66k)
  • Dr. Peter S. Kirlin, CEO & Director (Age 60, Pay $794.9k)
  • Mr. John P. Jordan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 75, Pay $456.36k)
  • Dr. Christopher J. Progler, Exec. VP of Strategic Planning & CTO (Age 57, Pay $497.6k)
  • Ms. Richelle E. Burr, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 57, Pay $455.6k)
  • Dr. KangJyh Lee, Pres of Asia IC - Photomask (Age 68, Pay $535.15k)
  • Eric Rivera, VP, Corp. Controller, Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. R. Troy Dewar C.F.A., CFA, VP of Investor Relations

What is Peter S. Kirlin's approval rating as Photronics' CEO?

8 employees have rated Photronics CEO Peter S. Kirlin on Peter S. Kirlin has an approval rating of 49% among Photronics' employees. This puts Peter S. Kirlin in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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 Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), AbbVie (ABBV), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), General Electric (GE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

What is Photronics' stock symbol?

Photronics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLAB."

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (16.46%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.81%), Royce & Associates LP (1.67%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.69%), Comerica Bank (0.67%) and Rhumbline Advisers (0.35%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock 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.
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Which institutional investors are selling Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Penbrook Management LLC, Comerica Bank, Alliancebernstein L.P., Principal Financial Group Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Uncommon Cents Investing LLC. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, John P Jordan, Kang Jyh Lee, Peter S Kirlin, and Richelle E Burr.
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Which institutional investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., LSV Asset Management, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, Kovack Advisors Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Pacer Advisors Inc., Everence Capital Management Inc., and Meeder Asset Management Inc..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Photronics' stock price today?

One share of PLAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.99.

How much money does Photronics make?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $823.37 million and generates $609.69 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $33.82 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.52 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Photronics have?

Photronics employs 1,728 workers across the globe.

What is Photronics' official website?

The official website for Photronics is

Where are Photronics' headquarters?

Photronics is headquartered at 15 SECOR ROAD, BROOKFIELD CT, 06804.

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]

This page was last updated on 5/10/2021 by Staff
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