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

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$8.75 +0.10 (+1.16 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 01:54 PM ET)
Previous Close$8.75
Today's Range$8.35 - $8.75
52-Week Range$7.20 - $10.60
Volume741,471 shs
Average Volume476,596 shs
Market Capitalization$608.43 million
P/E Ratio46.05
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.73
Photronics logoPhotronics, 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
SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
CUSIP71940510
Phone203-775-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio3.00
Quick Ratio2.81

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio46.05
Forward P/E Ratio16.20
P/E Growth1.63

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$450.68 million
Price / Sales1.36
Cash Flow$1.4535 per share
Price / Cash6.02
Book Value$12.55 per share
Price / Book0.70

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.19
Net Income$13.13 million
Net Margins5.33%
Return on Equity2.92%
Return on Assets2.46%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,475
Outstanding Shares69,930,000
Market Cap$608.43 million

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 stock repurchase plan on Friday, July 6th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $20,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 3.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.08. The semiconductor company earned $130.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $124.17 million. Photronics had a return on equity of 2.92% and a net margin of 5.33%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 20.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.03 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics.

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

Photronics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.12-0.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $128-136 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $128.03 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Photronics' stock. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $13.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' stock price to reach $11.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 31.4% 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.

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)

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about PLAB stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Photronics earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.93 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Photronics.

Who are Photronics' major shareholders?

Photronics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.81%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.37%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (6.02%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.82%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.56%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.89%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, John P Jordan, Joseph A Fiorita Jr, 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, Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Alambic Investment Management L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL and Sentinel Trust Co. LBA. 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 major investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Cortina Asset Management LLC, Quantum Capital Management, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio and Russell Investments Group 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 $8.75.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $608.43 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.

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:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  211 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  421
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This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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