NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $189.11 -0.18 (-0.10 %) (As of 04/24/2019 09:48 AM ET)Previous Close$189.29Today's Range$188.55 - $189.9852-Week Range$116.15 - $191.20Volume28,091 shsAverage Volume606,173 shsMarket Capitalization$22.58 billionP/E Ratio39.81Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.07 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 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. The company also provides root zone maintainer services. VeriSign, Inc. 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN Previous Symbol CUSIP92343E10 CIK1014473 Webwww.verisign.com Phone703-948-3200Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.39 Quick Ratio1.39Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.81 Forward P/E Ratio39.81 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.21 billion Price / Sales18.59 Cash Flow$5.1939 per share Price / Cash Flow36.41 Book Value($11.46) per share Price / Book-16.50Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.75 Net Income$582.48 million Net Margins47.94% Return on Equity-42.50% Return on Assets26.65%Miscellaneous Employees900 Outstanding Shares119,408,000Market Cap$22.58 billion Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Confirmed) 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 approved a stock buyback plan on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $586,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Verisign's earnings last quarter? Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 7th. The information services provider reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.37. The information services provider had revenue of $307.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $308.64 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 42.50% and a net margin of 47.94%. The firm's revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business 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 Thursday, April 25th 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, April 25th 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 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Verisign's shares. Their predictions range from $155.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $170.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.1%. 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? Media headlines about VRSN stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a daily sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the information services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Verisign's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verisign include Infosys (INFY), Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), Wipro (WIT), NTT DATA CORP/ADR (NTDTY), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Obic (OBIIF), Zscaler (ZS), Aspen Technology (AZPN), Amdocs (DOX), Sogou (SOGO), Luxoft (LXFT), PROS (PRO), Glu Mobile (GLUU), Endava (DAVA) and Virtusa (VRTU). What other stocks do shareholders of Verisign own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisign investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Rite Aid (RAD), Twitter (TWTR), Intel (INTC), Boeing (BA) and Tesla (TSLA). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Investec Asset Management LTD (2.20%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), Strs Ohio (0.11%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.02%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (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 Denali Advisors LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, First Quadrant L P CA, CenturyLink Investment Management Co and Versant Capital Management Inc. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto and Timothy Tomlinson. 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 Investec Asset Management LTD, Pacer Advisors Inc., Virtu Financial LLC, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, WESPAC Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates and NuWave 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Verisign's stock price today? One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $189.11. How big of a company is Verisign? Verisign has a market capitalization of $22.58 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. 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: 268 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 366 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 634MarketBeat'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 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a front-end load?