NASDAQ:SYMC - Symantec Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$21.55 -0.12 (-0.55 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 04:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$21.67
Today's Range$21.50 - $21.73
52-Week Range$18.85 - $34.20
Volume5.34 million shs
Average Volume8.03 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.47 billion
P/E Ratio22.68
Dividend Yield1.39%
Beta0.83
Symantec logoSymantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. This segment also offers LifeLock-branded identity protection services, such as identifying and notifying users of identity-related and other events, and assisting users in remediating their impact; and digital safety platform designed to protect information across devices, customer identities, and the connected homes and families. The Enterprise Security segment provides endpoint protection products, endpoint management, messaging protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, Website security, and advanced Web and cloud security offerings. Its enterprise endpoint, network security, and management offerings supports evolving endpoints and networks, as well as provides an integrated cyber defense platform. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, direct marketing and co-marketing programs, e-commerce and telesales platforms, distributors, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, employee benefits providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:SYMC
CUSIP87150310
Phone650-527-8000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.99
Current Ratio1.11
Quick Ratio1.15

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.68
Forward P/E Ratio25.96
P/E Growth3.3

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.85 billion
Price / Sales2.76
Cash Flow$2.1856 per share
Price / Cash9.86
Book Value$8.13 per share
Price / Book2.65

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.95
Net Income$1.16 billion
Net Margins23.98%
Return on Equity16.24%
Return on Assets4.32%

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Outstanding Shares621,540,000
Market Cap$13,468.75

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Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Thursday, May 10th. Investors of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. View Symantec's Dividend History.

How were Symantec's earnings last quarter?

Symantec Co. (NASDAQ:SYMC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 10th. The technology company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.07. The technology company earned $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.19 billion. Symantec had a return on equity of 16.24% and a net margin of 23.98%. Symantec's revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.28 EPS. View Symantec's Earnings History.

When is Symantec's next earnings date?

Symantec is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Symantec.

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

Symantec issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.50-1.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.80. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.76-4.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.94 billion.Symantec also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.31-0.35 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for SYMC?

23 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Symantec's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.85 to $40.00. On average, they expect Symantec's stock price to reach $27.3441 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 26.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Symantec.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Symantec?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Symantec in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 18 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Symantec stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Symantec stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Symantec provides a broad range of content security and information backup solutions to individuals and enterprises.  The innovative products and solutions that Symantec offer will help it win customers, thereby increasing its business volume. We believe rise in demand for cybersecurity-related products due to continuously increasing global hacking events, along with acquisitions, are likely to drive Symantec’s near-term results.  Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q1 earnings release. Nonetheless, Symantec's margins are anticipated to remain under pressure due to continued shift of the company’s business model to ratable revenues, and increased investment in sales and marketing capacity, which makes us cautious about its near-term performance.  The stock has underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis.  The company has mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (7/10/2018)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Investigation [ Please refer to Appendix – Certification ] LOWERING PRICE TARGET 1-Year Price Chart J – 1 7 J – 1 7 A – 1 7 S – 1 7 O – 1 7 N – 1 7 D – 1 7 J – 1 8 F – 1 8 M – 1 8 A – 1 8 M – 1 8 3 6 3 4 3 2 3 0 2 8 2 6 2 4 2 5 3 4 $29.18 Market Cap (mil): $19,346 Shares Out (mil): 663.0 Average Daily Vol (mil): 5.32 2.1% Estimates FY 0.29 A 0.33 A 0.33 E Q2 0.30 A 0.40 A 0.38 E Q3 0.32 A 0.49 A 0.43 E Q4 0.28 A 0.46 A 0.44 E Fiscal EPS 1.18 A 1.69 A 1.58 E Previous Est 1.62 A 1.68 E FactSet and Baird Data. Price chart reflects most recent closing price. Jayson Noland, CFA Sr." (5/11/2018)

Who are some of Symantec's key competitors?

Who are Symantec's key executives?

Symantec's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gregory S. Clark, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Michael David Fey, Pres & COO (Age 43)
  • Mr. Nicholas R. Noviello, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Scott C. Taylor, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 54)
  • Dr. Hugh Thompson, Chief Technology Officer

Has Symantec been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about SYMC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Symantec earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.15 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Symantec's major shareholders?

Symantec's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.04%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Clinton Group Inc. (0.02%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.00%). Company insiders that own Symantec stock include Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf, Anita M Sands, Francis C Rosch, Gregory S Clark, Mark S Garfield, Michael David Fey, Nicholas R Noviello, Roxane Divol, Scott C Taylor and Suzanne M Vautrinot. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Symantec.

Which major investors are selling Symantec stock?

SYMC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Hudson Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Symantec company stock in the last year include Amy L Cappellanti-Wolf, Anita M Sands, Francis C Rosch, Gregory S Clark, Michael David Fey, Nicholas R Noviello, Roxane Divol, Scott C Taylor and Suzanne M Vautrinot. View Insider Buying and Selling for Symantec.

Which major investors are buying Symantec stock?

SYMC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clinton Group Inc., Cito Capital Group LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, DnB Asset Management AS, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB and Cerebellum GP LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Symantec.

How do I buy shares of Symantec?

Shares of SYMC 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 Symantec's stock price today?

One share of SYMC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.55.

How big of a company is Symantec?

Symantec has a market capitalization of $13.47 billion and generates $4.85 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $1.16 billion in net income (profit) each year or $0.95 on an earnings per share basis. Symantec employs 13,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Symantec?

Symantec's mailing address is 350 ELLIS STREET, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA, 94043. The technology company can be reached via phone at 650-527-8000.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Symantec (NASDAQ SYMC)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  596 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  712 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,308
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This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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