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NASDAQ:PLABPhotronics Stock Price, Forecast & News

$12.00
+0.24 (+2.04 %)
(As of 06/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$11.87
Now: $12.00
$12.20
50-Day Range
$10.52
MA: $11.71
$13.14
52-Week Range
$7.95
Now: $12.00
$16.75
Volume338,355 shs
Average Volume632,590 shs
Market Capitalization$781.44 million
P/E Ratio23.53
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.81
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. 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.03 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Semiconductors & related devices
Sub-IndustrySemiconductor Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLAB
CUSIP71940510
Phone203-775-9000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$550.66 million
Cash Flow$1.75 per share
Book Value$14.15 per share

Profitability

Net Income$29.79 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,775
Market Cap$781.44 million
Next Earnings Date8/18/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Photronics' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 stock has increased by 5.1% and is now trading at $12.00. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Photronics?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Photronics in the last year. There are currently 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Photronics.

When is Photronics' next earnings date?

Photronics is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 18th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Photronics.

How were Photronics' earnings last quarter?

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 27th. The semiconductor company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.02. The semiconductor company had revenue of $148.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $147.63 million. Photronics had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 3.58%. Photronics's revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.13 EPS. View Photronics' earnings history.

How will Photronics' stock buyback program work?

Photronics announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, October 12th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $25,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Photronics issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.11-0.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.17. The company issued revenue guidance of $145-155 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $154.27 million.

What price target have analysts set for PLAB?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Photronics' stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate Photronics' stock price to reach $16.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Photronics.

Has Photronics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about PLAB stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Photronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutPhotronics.

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), Netflix (NFLX), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and General Electric (GE).

Who are Photronics' key executives?

Photronics' management team includes the following 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)

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. (15.23%), State Street Corp (3.43%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (2.41%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (2.07%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.51%) and Invesco Ltd. (1.45%). Company insiders that own Photronics stock include Christopher J Progler, 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, BlackRock Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, EAM Investors LLC, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Squarepoint Ops LLC, and State Street Corp. 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 activity for Photronics.

Which institutional investors are buying Photronics stock?

PLAB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Hillsdale Investment Management Inc., Invesco Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Needham Investment Management LLC, and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $12.00.

How big of a company is Photronics?

Photronics has a market capitalization of $781.44 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.

What is Photronics' official website?

The official website for Photronics is 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]

This page was last updated on 6/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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