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NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, Forecast & News

$191.49
+1.52 (+0.80 %)
(As of 12/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$188.33
Now: $191.49
$191.96
50-Day Range
$183.72
MA: $188.44
$194.57
52-Week Range
$138.77
Now: $191.49
$221.78
Volume412,281 shs
Average Volume604,172 shs
Market Capitalization$22.48 billion
P/E Ratio40.31
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.03
VeriSign, Inc provides domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure in the United States and internationally. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of and/or the back-end systems for .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu, .name, and other domain names. Its registry services allow individuals and organizations to establish their online identities. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Custom computer programming services
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN
CUSIP92343E10
Phone703-948-3200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.21 billion
Cash Flow$5.17 per share
Book Value($11.46) per share

Profitability

Net Income$582.48 million

Miscellaneous

Employees900
Market Cap$22.48 billion
Next Earnings Date2/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Verisign's stock symbol?

Verisign trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSN."

How will Verisign's stock buyback program work?

Verisign announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 24th. The information services provider reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.05. The information services provider had revenue of $308.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $308.34 million. Verisign had a net margin of 52.60% and a negative return on equity of 44.38%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.23 earnings per share. View Verisign's Earnings History.

When is Verisign's next earnings date?

Verisign is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

2 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $195.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $217.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisign.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisign?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisign in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about VRSN stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the information services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,180,000 shares, a drop of 6.3% from the November 14th total of 1,260,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 645,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Verisign's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Verisign's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Verisign own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisign investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Twitter (TWTR), Micron Technology (MU), Mastercard (MA) and Rite Aid (RAD).

Who are Verisign's key executives?

Verisign's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. D. James Bidzos, Founder, Exec. Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 64)
  • Mr. George E. Kilguss III, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Todd B. Strubbe, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Thomas C. Indelicarto, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)
  • Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., Sr. VP & CTO

Who are Verisign's major shareholders?

Verisign's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.77%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.51%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.29%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.76%), Man Group plc (0.55%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.43%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto and Timothy Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are selling Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Stifel Financial Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Denali Advisors LLC, Cantillon Capital Management LLC and Andra AP fonden. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Squarepoint Ops LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Man Group plc, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, SG Americas Securities LLC and Voloridge Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

How do I buy shares of Verisign?

Shares of VRSN 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 Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $191.49.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $22.48 billion and generates $1.21 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $582.48 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.75 on an earnings per share basis. Verisign employs 900 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Verisign.

What is Verisign's official website?

The official website for Verisign is http://www.verisign.com/.

How can I contact Verisign?

Verisign's mailing address is 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston VA, 20190. The information services provider can be reached via phone at 703-948-3200 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Verisign (NASDAQ VRSN)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  303 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  386 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  689
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Verisign and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VRSN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VRSN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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