NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$160.45 +3.45 (+2.20 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 06:45 AM ET)
Previous Close$157.00
Today's Range$157.91 - $161.39
52-Week Range$105.40 - $176.76
Volume584,599 shs
Average Volume665,090 shs
Market Capitalization$19.09 billion
P/E Ratio43.60
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.94
VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet security worldwide. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu, .name, and other domain names. Its registry services allow individuals and organizations to establish their online identities. The company also provides infrastructure assurance services, including distributed denial of service protection and managed domain name system services. It serves financial institutions, software-as-a-service providers, e-commerce providers, and media companies through direct sales and indirect channels. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Current Ratio1.35
Quick Ratio1.35

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales16.65
Cash Flow$5.2281 per share
Price / Cash Flow30.69
Book Value($12.79) per share
Price / Book-12.54

Profitability

Net Income$457.24 million
Net Margins41.82%
Return on Assets20.84%

Miscellaneous

Employees952
Market Cap$19.09 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign 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 earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The information services provider reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.10 by $0.13. The information services provider had revenue of $305.78 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $305.25 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 38.09% and a net margin of 41.82%. 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 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

How can I listen to Verisign's earnings call?

Verisign will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 7th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8886768776.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

4 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Verisign's stock. Their forecasts range from $155.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's stock price to reach $160.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisign.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisign?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisign in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VRSN stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a media sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the information services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Verisign's key competitors?

Who are Verisign's key executives?

Verisign's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. D. James Bidzos, Founder, Exec. Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 63)
  • Mr. George E. Kilguss III, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Todd B. Strubbe, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Thomas C. Indelicarto, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 54)
  • Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., Sr. VP & CTO

Who are Verisign's major shareholders?

Verisign's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and TrimTabs Asset Management LLC (0.01%). 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Denali Advisors LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and CenturyLink Investment Management Co. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote and Thomas C Indelicarto. 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 TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, First Hawaiian Bank and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $160.45.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $19.09 billion and generates $1.17 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $457.24 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.68 on an earnings per share basis. Verisign employs 952 workers across the globe.

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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  253 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  347 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  600
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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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