NASDAQ:SYMC - Symantec Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$19.46 +0.12 (+0.62 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.46
Today's Range$19.1450 - $19.62
52-Week Range$17.81 - $34.20
Volume7.84 million shs
Average Volume8.51 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.92 billion
P/E Ratio20.48
Dividend Yield1.62%
Beta0.67
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 Ratio0.85
Current Ratio1.16
Quick Ratio1.15

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio20.48
Forward P/E Ratio21.62
P/E Growth2.7

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.85 billion
Price / Sales2.50
Cash Flow$2.2291 per share
Price / Cash8.73
Book Value$8.13 per share
Price / Book2.39

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.95
Net Income$1.16 billion
Net Margins25.52%
Return on Equity14.54%
Return on Assets4.42%

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Outstanding Shares621,540,000
Market Cap$11.92 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Wednesday, September 12th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 17th. View Symantec's Dividend History.

How were Symantec's earnings last quarter?

Symantec Co. (NASDAQ:SYMC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 2nd. The technology company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.01. The technology company earned $1.17 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. Symantec had a net margin of 25.52% and a return on equity of 14.54%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. View Symantec's Earnings History.

When is Symantec's next earnings date?

Symantec is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Symantec.

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

Symantec updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.47-$1.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.56. The company issued revenue guidance of $4670-$4790 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.83 billion.Symantec also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.31-$0.35 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for SYMC?

22 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Symantec's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.85 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Symantec's share price to reach $24.6382 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Symantec.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Symantec?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Symantec in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 17 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Symantec.

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 headlines about SYMC stock have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Symantec earned a news impact score of -0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.98 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Symantec.

Who are Symantec's major shareholders?

Symantec's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.54%), Morgan Stanley (1.46%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.98%), FMR LLC (0.73%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.70%) and Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (0.66%). 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 Macquarie Group Ltd., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Sei Investments Co., Bank of Montreal Can, Arizona State Retirement System, AMP Capital Investors Ltd and Sandy Spring Bank. 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, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, SG Americas Securities LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Tobam, FMR LLC, Boston Partners, Toronto Dominion Bank and Nomura Holdings Inc.. 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 $19.46.

How big of a company is Symantec?

Symantec has a market capitalization of $11.92 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:  607 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  731 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,338
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This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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