NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$142.30 -1.17 (-0.82 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$143.47
Today's Range$141.40 - $144.92
52-Week Range$92.13 - $145.57
Volume1.54 million shs
Average Volume1.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.08 billion
P/E Ratio38.67
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.9
Verisign logoVeriSign, 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
SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN
CUSIP92343E10
Phone703-948-3200

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio-1.44
Current Ratio1.55
Quick Ratio1.55

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio38.67
Forward P/E Ratio33.25
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales11.85
Cash Flow$5.0425 per share
Price / Cash28.22
Book Value($12.79) per share
Price / Book-11.13

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.68
Net Income$457.24 million
Net Margins40.41%
Return on Equity-37.57%
Return on Assets16.68%

Miscellaneous

Employees952
Outstanding Shares97,010,000

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 approved a stock buyback program on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 26th. The information services provider reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.01. The information services provider had revenue of $299.29 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $298 million. Verisign had a net margin of 40.41% and a negative return on equity of 37.57%. The company's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.96 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 Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Verisign's stock. Their forecasts range from $103.00 to $123.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's stock price to reach $109.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,016,801 shares, a drop of 86.0% from the April 30th total of 14,366,689 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 961,714 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 2.1% of the company's stock are sold short. View Verisign's Current Options Chain.

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

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about VRSN stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisign earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 44.67 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are Verisign's major shareholders?

Verisign's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.49%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.26%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.11%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.76%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.52%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote and Timothy Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisign.

Which major investors are selling Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Swiss National Bank, SG Americas Securities LLC, Markston International LLC and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote and Timothy Tomlinson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which major investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Hound Partners LLC, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Employees Retirement System of Texas, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Matarin Capital Management LLC and Hsbc Holdings PLC. 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 $142.30.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $14.08 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.

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 (VRSN)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  291 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  501
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 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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