About Symantec (SYMC)
Symantec 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
- Previous Close: $31.25
- 50 Day Moving Average: $30.55
- 200 Day Moving Average: $27.03
- 52-Week Range: $16.25 - $31.54
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.48
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.89
- P/E Growth: 1.18
- Market Cap: $19.48B
- Outstanding Shares: 618,834,000
- Beta: 1.17
- Net Margins: 55.12%
- Return on Equity: 12.69%
- Return on Assets: 3.40%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.61%
- Current Ratio: 1.81%
- Quick Ratio: 1.81%
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Earnings History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)Earnings History by Quarter for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/10/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|2/1/2017||Q3 2017||$0.28||$0.32||$1.08 billion||$1.09 billion||View||Listen|
|11/3/2016||Q2||$0.20||$0.30||$978.86 million||$979.00 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2016||Q1||$0.25||$0.29||$876.96 million||$884.00 million||View||N/A|
|5/12/2016||Q4||$0.23||$0.22||$878.66 million||$873.00 million||View||Listen|
|2/4/2016||Q3||$0.24||$0.26||$905.38 million||$909.00 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2015||Q216||$0.42||$0.44||$1.50 million||$1.50 million||View||N/A|
|8/11/2015||Q1||$0.43||$0.40||$1.53 billion||$1.50 billion||View||Listen|
|5/14/2015||Q415||$0.44||$0.43||$1.56 billion||$1.55 billion||View||Listen|
|2/5/2015||Q315||$0.49||$0.53||$1.67 billion||$1.64 billion||View||N/A|
|11/5/2014||Q215||$0.43||$0.48||$1.62 billion||$1.62 billion||View||N/A|
|8/6/2014||Q115||$0.42||$0.45||$1.67 billion||$1.74 billion||View||N/A|
|5/8/2014||Q414||$0.42||$0.47||$1.65 billion||$1.65 billion||View||N/A|
|1/29/2014||Q314||$0.43||$0.51||$1.65 billion||$1.70 billion||View||N/A|
|10/23/2013||Q214||$0.44||$0.50||$1.69 billion||$1.64 billion||View||N/A|
|7/30/2013||Q1 2014||$0.36||$0.44||$1.64 billion||$1.71 billion||View||Listen|
|5/7/2013||Q4 2013||$0.38||$0.44||$1.73 billion||$1.75 billion||View||Listen|
|1/23/2013||Q3 2013||$0.38||$0.45||$1.74 billion||$1.79 billion||View||Listen|
Earnings Estimates for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.45
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/15/2017|
|Payout Ratio:||9.35% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
25.21% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
17.05% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.76%Insider Trades by Quarter for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.90%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|4/17/2017||Anita M Sands||Director||Sell||2,000||$30.22||$60,440.00|| |
|4/17/2017||Scott C Taylor||EVP||Sell||13,000||$30.15||$391,950.00|| |
|4/3/2017||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||2,500||$30.69||$76,725.00|| |
|3/8/2017||Mark S Garfield||CAO||Sell||3,002||$29.25||$87,808.50|| |
|3/1/2017||Francis C. Rosch||EVP||Sell||14,585||$28.80||$420,048.00|| |
|2/28/2017||Michael David Fey||Insider||Sell||13,215||$28.62||$378,213.30|| |
|2/17/2017||Scott C. Taylor||EVP||Sell||8,000||$28.51||$228,080.00|| |
|2/15/2017||Michael David Fey||Insider||Sell||13,215||$28.55||$377,288.25|| |
|1/17/2017||Michael David Fey||COO||Sell||13,215||$25.87||$341,872.05|| |
|1/17/2017||Scott C Taylor||EVP||Sell||8,000||$26.07||$208,560.00|| |
|1/13/2017||Scott C Taylor||EVP||Sell||24,000||$26.00||$624,000.00|| |
|1/6/2017||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||2,500||$25.00||$62,500.00|| |
|12/15/2016||Michael David Fey||Insider||Sell||13,214||$24.81||$327,839.34|| |
|12/9/2016||Francis C Rosch||EVP||Sell||40,000||$24.73||$989,200.00|| |
|11/1/2016||Michael David Fey||Insider||Sell||13,214||$25.13||$332,067.82|| |
|10/25/2016||Scott C Taylor||EVP||Sell||40,000||$25.00||$1,000,000.00|| |
|10/14/2016||Michael David Fey||Insider||Sell||13,214||$24.40||$322,421.60|| |
|9/15/2016||Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf||SVP||Sell||15,474||$24.88||$384,993.12|| |
|9/7/2016||Francis C Rosch||EVP||Sell||3,336||$24.88||$82,999.68|| |
|7/5/2016||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||3,750||$20.39||$76,462.50|| |
|6/27/2016||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||3,750||$20.22||$75,825.00|| |
|6/20/2016||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||3,750||$20.60||$77,250.00|| |
|6/15/2016||Suzanne M Vautrinot||Director||Sell||3,750||$19.00||$71,250.00|| |
|6/14/2016||Mark S Garfield||CAO||Sell||11,852||$18.76||$222,343.52|| |
|3/2/2016||Mark S Garfield||CAO||Sell||6,094||$20.33||$123,891.02|| |
|2/17/2016||Anita M Sands||Director||Sell||1,000||$20.00||$20,000.00|| |
|1/15/2016||Anita M. Sands||Director||Sell||1,000||$20.02||$20,020.00|| |
|12/21/2015||Anita M. Sands||Director||Sell||1,000||$20.30||$20,300.00|| |
|12/3/2015||Brett Shirk||EVP||Sell||6,628||$19.65||$130,240.20|| |
|9/17/2015||Robert Steve Miller||Director||Sell||76,217||$19.88||$1,515,193.96|| |
|9/10/2015||Matthew M Cain||EVP||Sell||11,472||$20.00||$229,440.00|| |
|8/21/2015||Michael A/Ca Brown||CEO||Buy||23,200||$21.37||$495,784.00|| |
|8/19/2015||Brett Shirk||EVP||Sell||13,300||$21.87||$290,871.00|| |
|8/17/2015||Mark S Garfield||CAO||Sell||3,647||$21.67||$79,030.49|| |
|6/15/2015||Daniel H Schulman||Director||Sell||4,000||$23.52||$94,080.00|| |
|5/19/2015||V Paul Unruh||Director||Sell||7,967||$25.13||$200,210.71|| |
|5/15/2015||Daniel H Schulman||Director||Sell||2,000||$25.61||$51,220.00|| |
|1/15/2015||Daniel H Schulman||Director||Sell||2,000||$25.22||$50,440.00|| |
|12/19/2014||Daniel H Schulman||Director||Sell||2,000||$25.74||$51,480.00|| |
|12/15/2014||Michael A/Ca Brown||CEO||Sell||12,000||$25.29||$303,480.00|| |
|11/10/2014||Geraldine B Laybourne||Director||Buy||2,000||$25.10||$50,200.00|| |
|5/13/2014||Michael A/Ca Brown||Director||Buy||18,500||$21.13||$390,905.00|| |
|10/28/2013||Stephen M Bennett||CEO||Buy||100,000||$22.06||$2,206,000.00|| |
|9/10/2013||Matto Andrew H Del||CAO||Sell||15,447||$25.48||$393,589.56|| |
|8/12/2013||Scott Taylor||EVP||Sell||51,000||$26.80||$1,366,800.00|| |
|7/5/2013||V Paul Unruh||Director||Sell||56,968||$23.00||$1,310,264.00|| |
|6/14/2013||Matto Andrew H Del||CAO||Sell||10,330||$22.52||$232,631.60|| |
|5/31/2013||Matto Andrew H Del||CAO||Sell||24,446||$22.60||$552,479.60|| |
|5/10/2013||V Paul Unruh||Director||Sell||15,000||$24.42||$366,300.00|| |
|2/14/2013||Matto Andrew H Del||CAO||Sell||6,590||$22.70||$149,593.00|| |
Headline Trends for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
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Frequently Asked Questions for Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC)
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. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 16th.
How were Symantec's earnings last quarter?
Symantec Co. (NASDAQ:SYMC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.08 billion. Symantec had a net margin of 55.12% and a return on equity of 12.69%. The firm's revenue was up 19.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.26 EPS.
When will Symantec make its next earnings announcement?
Symantec is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 10th 2017.
What guidance has Symantec issued on next quarter's earnings?
Symantec updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.70-1.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.72. Symantec also updated its Q4 guidance to $0.27-0.29 EPS.
Where is Symantec's stock going? Where will Symantec's stock price be in 2017?
24 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Symantec's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $37.00. On average, they anticipate Symantec's share price to reach $28.37 in the next twelve months.
What are analysts saying about Symantec stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Symantec stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The internet security solution provider, Symantec's announcement of issuing another $1 billion of senior notes to fund the acquisition of LifeLoc Symantec k will increase its interest expenses, thereby negatively impacting its bottom-line going forward. Moreover, smaller companies like Kaspersky are consistently launching comparable products. These, along with competition from the likes of Microsoft, remain headwinds. The uncertainty over PC sales adds to its woes. Nonetheless, investment in growth areas such as Enterprise Backup, Storage Management and Security businesses are expected to boost Symantec’s long-term prospects. Moreover, restructuring initiatives and synergies from acquisitions are expected to support its bottom line. Notable, shares of Symantec has outperformed the broader market over the past one year." (4/18/2017)
- 2. 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)
- 3. 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)
- 4. Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "A Compelling Case Study In Cost Optimization" (8/15/2016)
Are investors shorting Symantec?
Symantec saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 24,292,205 shares, an increase of 6.8% from the March 31st total of 22,753,555 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,085,308 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.8 days. Approximately 4.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
Who owns Symantec stock?
Symantec's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include
DODGE & COX
(1.20%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (0.84%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.20%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%), Hartwell J M Limited Partnership (0.09%) and National Pension Service (0.09%). 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 Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., National Pension Service, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Bank of Montreal Can, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Hartford Investment Management Co.. Company insiders that have sold Symantec stock in the last year include Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf, Anita M Sands, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Hartwell J M Limited Partnership, UMB Bank N A MO, First Midwest Bank Trust Division, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Hollencrest Securities LLC, Parametrica Management Ltd and Korea Investment CORP.
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 $31.48.
Symantec (SYMC) Chart for Friday, April, 28, 2017