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

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$163.21 -1.23 (-0.75 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 11:43 AM ET)
Previous Close$164.44
Today's Range$163.21 - $165.27
52-Week Range$105.40 - $176.76
Volume161,005 shs
Average Volume630,770 shs
Market Capitalization$19.88 billion
P/E Ratio44.35
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

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Cash Flow$5.1067 per share
Book Value($12.79) per share

Profitability

Net Income$457.24 million

Miscellaneous

Employees952
Market Cap$19.88 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 announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $586,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The information services provider reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.13. The information services provider earned $305.78 million during 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 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Verisign's stock. Their predictions range from $155.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's stock price to reach $160.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. 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?

Headlines about VRSN stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a coverage optimism score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the information services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Appleton Partners Inc. MA (0.02%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Dock Street Asset Management Inc., Dorsey Wright & Associates, Denali Advisors LLC, Oakbrook Investments LLC and Fox Run Management L.L.C.. 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 major 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, Contravisory Investment Management Inc. and Quadrant Capital Group 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $163.97.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $19.88 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:  348 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  601
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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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