NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $10.02 -0.25 (-2.43 %) (As of 01/22/2019 11:13 AM ET)Previous Close$10.27Today's Range$9.99 - $10.1552-Week Range$7.20 - $11.00Volume9,830 shsAverage Volume676,439 shsMarket Capitalization$687.96 millionP/E Ratio17.28Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.56 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Webwww.photronics.com Phone203-775-9000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.63 Quick Ratio2.48Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.28 Forward P/E Ratio21.32 P/E Growth2.16 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$535.28 million Price / Sales1.25 Cash Flow$1.7366 per share Price / Cash Flow5.77 Book Value$12.93 per share Price / Book0.77Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.58 Net Income$42.05 million Net Margins7.86% Return on Equity4.38% Return on Assets3.66%Miscellaneous Employees1,575 Outstanding Shares66,990,000Market Cap$687.96 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 announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Friday, October 12th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $25,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Photronics' earnings last quarter? Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December, 12th. The semiconductor company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. The semiconductor company had revenue of $144.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $137.20 million. Photronics had a net margin of 7.86% and a return on equity of 4.38%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 19.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.08 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, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Photronics. What guidance has Photronics issued on next quarter's earnings? Photronics issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 12th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.01-0.07 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $120-130 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $130.20 million.Photronics also updated its Q1 2019 guidance to $0.01-0.07 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLAB? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Photronics' shares. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Photronics' share price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.0%. 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 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Photronics. Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about PLAB stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a news sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Photronics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Photronics include Finisar (FNSR), Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP), Viavi Solutions (VIAV), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF), Power Integrations (POWI), Amkor Technology (AMKR), Acacia Communications (ACIA), BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY), Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), Diodes (DIOD), Inphi (IPHI), Kulicke and Soffa Industries (KLIC), Oclaro (OCLR) and Tower Semiconductor (TSEM). 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 shareholders include Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.16%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.03%) and Founders Capital Management (0.01%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, George 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 Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year include Christopher J Progler, Constantine S Macricostas, George Macricostas, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Founders Capital Management. 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 $10.10. How big of a company is Photronics? Photronics has a market capitalization of $687.96 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 226 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 235 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 461MarketBeat'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. 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