Symantec Company Profile (NASDAQ:SYMC)

About Symantec

Symantec logoSymantec Corporation is a United States-based cyber security company. The Company offers products under categories, such as threat protection, information protection, cyber security services and Website security. Under threat protection, it offers Advanced Threat Protection, Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Protection Cloud, IT Management Suite, Email Security.Cloud, Data Center Security and Cloud Workload Protection products. Under the information protection category, it offers Data Loss Prevention, Encryption, Managed PKI, Service, VIP Access Manager, and Data Loss Prevention and CloudSOC products. The Company also offers consulting services, customer success services, cyber security services and education services. Its cyber security services include DeepSight Intelligence software, which provides an analysis of attacks. The Company offers the Blue Coat Security Platform, which provides Web security solutions for global enterprises and governments.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Security Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Systems Software
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SYMC
  • CUSIP: 87150310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $28.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $27.69
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $25.30
  • 52-Week Range: $16.14 - $29.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.23
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
  • Market Cap: $17.68B
  • Outstanding Shares: 618,834,000
  • Beta: 1.17
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 55.12%
  • Return on Equity: 12.69%
  • Return on Assets: 3.40%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.61%
  • Current Ratio: 1.81%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.81%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 12 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.42)
Consensus Price Target: $27.95 (2.17% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/27/2017WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$30.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$30.00View Rating Details
2/6/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$26.00View Rating Details
2/5/2017InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$25.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
2/5/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$33.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$31.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017JMP SecuritiesBoost Price Target$32.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017Citigroup Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy -> Neutral$29.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$28.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$28.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
1/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$23.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
12/16/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$28.00View Rating Details
11/6/2016Bank of America CorpSet Price TargetSell$18.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016NomuraReiterated RatingHold$25.00View Rating Details
10/31/2016BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$28.00View Rating Details
10/13/2016FBN SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperform$29.00View Rating Details
9/25/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/14/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$30.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingBuy$26.00View Rating Details
7/12/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
6/29/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
6/15/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
5/22/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/28/2016Topeka Capital MarketsLower Price TargetHold$23.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
1/20/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
12/4/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> Hold$23.25 -> $23.25View Rating Details
9/29/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price TargetMarket Perform$24.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details
8/12/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$27.00View Rating Details
8/11/2015Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$30.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
7/20/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$24.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 3/1/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/10/2017        
2/1/2017Q3 2017$0.28$0.32$1.08 billion$1.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q2$0.20$0.30$978.86 million$979.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q1$0.25$0.29$876.96 million$884.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2016Q4$0.23$0.22$878.66 million$873.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q3$0.24$0.26$905.38 million$909.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q216$0.42$0.44$1.50 million$1.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2015Q1$0.43$0.40$1.53 billion$1.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q415$0.44$0.43$1.56 billion$1.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q315$0.49$0.53$1.67 billion$1.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q215$0.43$0.48$1.62 billion$1.62 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q115$0.42$0.45$1.67 billion$1.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q414$0.42$0.47$1.65 billion$1.65 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q314$0.43$0.51$1.65 billion$1.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q214$0.44$0.50$1.69 billion$1.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q1 2014$0.36$0.44$1.64 billion$1.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q4 2013$0.38$0.44$1.73 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/23/2013Q3 2013$0.38$0.45$1.74 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.38$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.38$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.38$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.41$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.39$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.37$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.36$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.33$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.19 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.76 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q4 20162$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q2 20171$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q4 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q1 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q2 20181$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q3 20181$0.37$0.37$0.37
Q4 20181$0.37$0.37$0.37
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
Annual Dividend:$0.30
Dividend Yield:1.05%
Payout Ratio:9.35% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
25.21% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
17.05% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/1/2017quarterly$0.081.06%2/16/20172/20/20173/15/2017
11/4/2016Quarterly$0.081.23%11/17/201611/21/201612/14/2016
8/4/2016quarterly$0.081.38%8/18/20168/22/20169/14/2016
5/12/2016quarterly$0.081.76%6/6/20166/8/20166/22/2016
2/8/2016quarterly$0.153.12%2/18/20162/22/20163/16/2016
2/4/2016special$4.003.12%3/4/20163/8/20163/22/2016
11/6/2015quarterly$0.152.92%11/19/201511/23/201512/16/2015
8/12/2015quarterly$0.152.77%8/24/20158/26/20159/16/2015
8/11/2015quarterly$0.208/26/20159/10/2015
5/14/2015quarterly$0.152.38%6/8/20156/10/20156/24/2015
2/5/2015quarterly$0.152.38%2/24/20152/26/20153/18/2015
11/5/2014quarterly$0.152.39%11/20/201411/24/201412/17/2014
8/6/2014quarterly$0.152.51%8/25/20148/27/20149/17/2014
5/9/2014quarterly$0.152.89%6/6/20146/10/20146/25/2014
1/29/2014quarterly$0.152.68%2/20/20142/24/20143/19/2014
10/24/2013quarterly$0.152.79%11/21/201311/25/201312/18/2013
7/30/2013quarterly$0.152.25%8/22/20138/26/20139/18/2013
5/10/2013quarterly$0.156/17/20136/19/20136/27/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.76%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.90%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/17/2017Scott C. TaylorEVPSell8,000$28.51$228,080.00View SEC Filing  
2/15/2017Michael David FeyInsiderSell13,215$28.55$377,288.25View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017Michael David FeyCOOSell13,215$25.87$341,872.05View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017Scott C TaylorEVPSell8,000$26.07$208,560.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2017Scott C TaylorEVPSell24,000$26.00$624,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2017Suzanne M VautrinotDirectorSell2,500$25.00$62,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Michael David FeyInsiderSell13,214$24.81$327,839.34View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Francis C RoschEVPSell40,000$24.73$989,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Michael David FeyInsiderSell13,214$25.13$332,067.82View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016Scott C TaylorEVPSell40,000$25.00$1,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/14/2016Michael David FeyInsiderSell13,214$24.40$322,421.60View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016Amy L Cappellanti-WolfSVPSell15,474$24.88$384,993.12View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016Francis C RoschEVPSell3,336$24.88$82,999.68View SEC Filing  
7/5/2016Suzanne M VautrinotDirectorSell3,750$20.39$76,462.50View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Suzanne M VautrinotDirectorSell3,750$20.22$75,825.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Suzanne M VautrinotDirectorSell3,750$20.60$77,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Suzanne M VautrinotDirectorSell3,750$19.00$71,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Mark S GarfieldCAOSell11,852$18.76$222,343.52View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Mark S GarfieldCAOSell6,094$20.33$123,891.02View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Anita M SandsDirectorSell1,000$20.00$20,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016Anita M. SandsDirectorSell1,000$20.02$20,020.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Anita M. SandsDirectorSell1,000$20.30$20,300.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Brett ShirkEVPSell6,628$19.65$130,240.20View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015Robert Steve MillerDirectorSell76,217$19.88$1,515,193.96View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Matthew M CainEVPSell11,472$20.00$229,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Michael A/Ca BrownCEOBuy23,200$21.37$495,784.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Brett ShirkEVPSell13,300$21.87$290,871.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Mark S GarfieldCAOSell3,647$21.67$79,030.49View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Daniel H SchulmanDirectorSell4,000$23.52$94,080.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015V Paul UnruhDirectorSell7,967$25.13$200,210.71View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Daniel H SchulmanDirectorSell2,000$25.61$51,220.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015Daniel H SchulmanDirectorSell2,000$25.22$50,440.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Daniel H SchulmanDirectorSell2,000$25.74$51,480.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Michael A/Ca BrownCEOSell12,000$25.29$303,480.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy2,000$25.10$50,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Michael A/Ca BrownDirectorBuy18,500$21.13$390,905.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Stephen M BennettCEOBuy100,000$22.06$2,206,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Matto Andrew H DelCAOSell15,447$25.48$393,589.56View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Scott TaylorEVPSell51,000$26.80$1,366,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2013V Paul UnruhDirectorSell56,968$23.00$1,310,264.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Matto Andrew H DelCAOSell10,330$22.52$232,631.60View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Matto Andrew H DelCAOSell24,446$22.60$552,479.60View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013V Paul UnruhDirectorSell15,000$24.42$366,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2013Matto Andrew H DelCAOSell6,590$22.70$149,593.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
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What is Symantec's stock symbol?

Symantec trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SYMC."

How often does Symantec pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Symantec?

Symantec declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 20th will be given a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 16th.

Where is Symantec's stock going? Where will Symantec's stock price be in 2017?

24 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Symantec's shares. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $35.00. On average, they expect Symantec's share price to reach $27.95 in the next year.

When will Symantec announce their earnings?

Symantec is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 10th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Symantec stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Symantec stock:

  • Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "Symantec reported solid FQ3(Dec) results across all metrics and guided above the Street for FQ4(Mar), excluding FX headwinds. Both the Enterprise and Consumer segments improved and we are particularly encouraged by the improving growth rates of the Enterprise Endpoint products, following the release of SEP14. With the LOCK deal expected to close on Feb 9, we believe there could be significant upside potential to FY18 EPS guidance. We reiterate our Overweight rating and raise our PT to $35 (prev $31)." (2/2/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cybersecurity firm Symantec faces increased competition from the likes of Intel and Microsoft. Also, smaller companies like Kaspersky are consistently launching comparable products. These, along with uncertainty over PC sales remain headwinds. Moreover, changing customer spending behavior makes us pretty skeptical about Symantec’s near-term performance. However, the sale of the Veritas business provided Symantec with the financial flexibility to take the acquisition route to transform its struggling business. We believe that the acquisitions will enable Symantec to strengthen its position in the enterprise security market. Notably, the company has outperformed the broader market over a period of one year." (1/20/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "SYMC is well positioned to answer a pressing customer desire to consolidate security functionality and address a shift to Cloud with a strong management team and a logical plan. However, new business has been declining significantly, which will be difficult to reverse with a largely ratable rev model, while investor exuberance has already incorporated some success and leaves little room for upside, especially when adjusting for stock based comp. Hold; $27 PT." (1/18/2017)
  • Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "A Compelling Case Study In Cost Optimization" (8/15/2016)

Who owns Symantec stock?

Symantec's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Franklin Resources Inc. (6.70%), State Street Corp (4.44%), Lone Pine Capital LLC (2.14%), Elliott Management Corp (1.94%), FMR LLC (1.18%) and Highfields Capital Management LP (0.89%). Company insiders that own Symantec stock include Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf, Anita M Sands, Brett Shirk, Daniel H Schulman, Francis C Rosch, Mark S Garfield, Matthew M Cain, Michael A/Ca Brown, Michael David Fey, Robert Steve Miller, Scott C Taylor, Suzanne M Vautrinot and V Paul Unruh.

Who sold Symantec stock? Who is selling Symantec stock?

Symantec's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Numeric Investors LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Aviva PLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, AQR Capital Management LLC and Soros Fund Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Symantec stock in the last year include Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf, Francis C Rosch, Mark S Garfield, Michael David Fey, Scott C Taylor and Suzanne M Vautrinot.

Who bought Symantec stock? Who is buying Symantec stock?

Symantec's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lone Pine Capital LLC, Highfields Capital Management LP, Janus Capital Management LLC, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, State Street Corp and Asset Management One Co. Ltd..

How do I buy Symantec stock?

Shares of Symantec can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Symantec stock cost?

One share of Symantec stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.57.

Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) Chart for Wednesday, March, 1, 2017


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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)

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Last Updated on 3/1/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff