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NASDAQ:PLAB - Photronics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$13.85
-0.61 (-4.22 %)
(As of 01/28/2020 06:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$13.82
Now: $13.85
$14.17
50-Day Range
$12.25
MA: $15.30
$16.29
52-Week Range
$7.95
Now: $13.85
$16.75
Volume806,057 shs
Average Volume679,223 shs
Market Capitalization$906.01 million
P/E Ratio30.11
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.54
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$550.66 million
Cash Flow$1.62 per share
Book Value$13.56 per share

Profitability

Net Income$29.79 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,775
Market Cap$906.01 million
Next Earnings Date2/20/2020 (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 announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, October 12th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $25,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, December, 11th. The semiconductor company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.15. The semiconductor company had revenue of $156.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.37 million. Photronics had a net margin of 5.41% and a return on equity of 3.29%. The firm's revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. View Photronics' Earnings History.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 20th 2020. 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, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.13-0.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.12. The company issued revenue guidance of $146-154 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $143.07 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

2 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they expect Photronics' share price to reach $16.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.1% 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 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Photronics.

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about PLAB stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Photronics.

Are investors shorting Photronics?

Photronics saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,850,000 shares, a decrease of 19.2% from the December 31st total of 2,290,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 669,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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), NVIDIA (NVDA), AT&T (T), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 investors include KAMES CAPITAL plc (1.97%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (1.82%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.73%), Strs Ohio (0.08%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.08%) and Uncommon Cents Investing LLC (0.07%). 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 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 KAMES CAPITAL plc, California Public Employees Retirement System, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Arizona State Retirement System, Strs Ohio, Founders Capital Management and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Photronics company stock in the last year 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. 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 Uncommon Cents Investing LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Photronics' stock price today?

One share of PLAB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.85.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $906.01 million and generates $550.66 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $29.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.44 on an earnings per share basis. Photronics employs 1,775 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:  299 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  300 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  599
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 1/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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