NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $160.49 +1.53 (+0.96 %) (As of 09/25/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$158.96Today's Range$158.80 - $161.7052-Week Range$103.33 - $164.19Volume994,800 shsAverage Volume950,850 shsMarket Capitalization$19.48 billionP/E Ratio43.60Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.9 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive VRSN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VRSN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Custom computer programming services Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN CUSIP92343E10 Webwww.verisign.com Phone703-948-3200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio-1.29 Current Ratio1.33 Quick Ratio1.33 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio43.60 Forward P/E Ratio37.32 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.17 billion Price / Sales16.79 Cash Flow$5.1671 per share Price / Cash31.06 Book Value($12.79) per share Price / Book-12.55 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.68 Net Income$457.24 million Net Margins40.38% Return on Equity-37.20% Return on Assets17.81% Miscellaneous Employees952 Outstanding Shares121,920,000Market Cap$19.48 billion 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 initiated a share buyback program 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often 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, July, 26th. The information services provider reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.04. The information services provider earned $302.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $302.47 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 37.20% and a net margin of 40.38%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.05 EPS. View Verisign's Earnings History. When is Verisign's next earnings date? Verisign is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign. What price target have analysts set for VRSN? 4 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Verisign's shares. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $140.75 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.3%. 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 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign. Who are some of Verisign's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verisign include Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), Infosys (INFY), Wipro (WIT), NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY), Amdocs (DOX), Obic (OBIIF), Aspen Technology (AZPN), EPAM Systems (EPAM), GEMALTO NV/S (GTOMY), Zscaler (ZS), Syntel (SYNT), Sogou (SOGO), Callidus Software (CALD), Luxoft (LXFT) and Virtusa (VRTU). 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.94%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (5.67%), Investec Asset Management LTD (1.80%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.82%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%) and FMR LLC (0.98%). 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 Bank of Nova Scotia, Mackay Shields LLC, BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Bank of Montreal Can, FMR LLC, AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and American Century Companies Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign. Which major investors are buying Verisign stock? VRSN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Glenmede Trust Co. NA, First Trust Advisors LP, Northern Trust Corp, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Tredje AP fonden and Legal & General Group 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 $160.49. How big of a company is Verisign? Verisign has a market capitalization of $19.48 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 236 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 329 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 565MarketBeat'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 9/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What Is An Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)?