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VeriSign Stock Forecast, Price & News

-7.06 (-3.40 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $200.80
50-Day Range
MA: $204.96
52-Week Range
Now: $200.80
Volume1.53 million shs
Average Volume489,455 shs
Market Capitalization$23.06 billion
P/E Ratio29.79
Dividend YieldN/A
VeriSign, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure that enables Internet navigation for various recognized domain names worldwide. It enables the security, stability, and resiliency of Internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 Internet root servers; and offering registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net domains, which support global e-commerce. VeriSign, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.34 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Custom computer programming services
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.23 billion
Cash Flow$5.42 per share
Book Value($12.69) per share


Net Income$612.30 million


Market Cap$23.06 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Estimated)
-7.06 (-3.40 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Frequently Asked Questions

How has VeriSign's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

VeriSign's stock was trading at $178.03 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, VRSN stock has increased by 12.8% and is now trading at $200.80.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of VeriSign?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for VeriSign in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is VeriSign's next earnings date?

VeriSign is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How were VeriSign's earnings last quarter?

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The information services provider reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.24. The information services provider earned $317.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $316.07 million. VeriSign had a net margin of 63.32% and a negative return on equity of 54.86%. The business's revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.36 EPS.
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What guidance has VeriSign issued on next quarter's earnings?

VeriSign updated its FY 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.262-1.267 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.26 billion.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for VeriSign's shares. Their forecasts range from $204.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect VeriSign's stock price to reach $229.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting VeriSign?

VeriSign saw a decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,050,000 shares, a decline of 27.1% from the September 15th total of 1,440,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 684,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of VeriSign's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of VeriSign own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other VeriSign investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Intel (INTC), Costco Wholesale (COST), Micron Technology (MU), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and The Boeing (BA).

Who are VeriSign's key executives?

VeriSign's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. D. James Bidzos, Founder, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 65, Pay $2.02M)
  • Mr. Todd B. Strubbe, Pres & COO (Age 57, Pay $1.06M)
  • Mr. George E. Kilguss III, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59, Pay $936.37k)
  • Mr. Thomas C. Indelicarto, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 56, Pay $810.65k)
  • Dr. Burt Kaliski Jr., Sr. VP & CTO

What is VeriSign's stock symbol?

VeriSign trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSN."

Who are VeriSign's major shareholders?

VeriSign's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include PGGM Investments (0.16%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.05%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.04%) and Horan Capital Management (0.03%). Company insiders that own VeriSign stock include D James Bidzos, George E Kilguss III, Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto, Timothy Tomlinson and Todd B Strubbe.
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Which major investors are selling VeriSign stock?

VRSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV, Pacer Advisors Inc., First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold VeriSign company stock in the last year include D James Bidzos, George E Kilguss III, Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto, Timothy Tomlinson, and Todd B Strubbe.
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Which major investors are buying VeriSign stock?

VRSN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, PGGM Investments, Martin Investment Management LLC, Sanders Morris Harris LLC, James Investment Research Inc., AMS Capital Ltda, Horan Capital Management, and Forsta AP Fonden.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is VeriSign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $200.80.

How big of a company is VeriSign?

VeriSign has a market capitalization of $23.06 billion and generates $1.23 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $612.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.15 on an earnings per share basis. VeriSign employs 872 workers across the globe.

What is VeriSign's official website?

The official website for VeriSign is 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]

This page was last updated on 10/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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