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NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, Forecast & News

$209.25
-0.32 (-0.15 %)
(As of 02/18/2020 01:20 PM ET)
Today's Range
$208.11
Now: $209.25
$209.51
50-Day Range
$192.33
MA: $208.00
$216.94
52-Week Range
$173.84
Now: $209.25
$221.78
Volume82,245 shs
Average Volume511,249 shs
Market Capitalization$24.57 billion
P/E Ratio40.63
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.98
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. Read More…

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$1.23 billion
Cash Flow$5.47 per share
Book Value($12.69) per share

Profitability

Net Income$612.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees900
Market Cap$24.57 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Verisign's stock symbol?

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

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 6th. The information services provider reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.02. The information services provider had revenue of $319.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $310.40 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 41.23% and a net margin of 49.71%. Verisign's quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.58 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 23rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

2 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $195.00 to $240.00. On average, they expect Verisign's share price to reach $217.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisign.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisign?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisign in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VRSN stock have been trending neutral recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a coverage optimism score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the information services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,350,000 shares, a decline of 6.9% from the January 15th total of 1,450,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 593,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Verisign's Current Options Chain.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Rite Aid (RAD), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Twitter (TWTR), Intel (INTC) and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT).

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 shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (7.04%), State Street Corp (3.77%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.62%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.02%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (1.59%) and First Trust Advisors LP (1.42%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto and Timothy Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are selling Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. and Mackay Shields LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Melvin Capital Management LP, Fred Alger Management LLC, Investec Asset Management LTD, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd and Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $209.22.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $24.56 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 900 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Verisign.

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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  330 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  399 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  729
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 2/18/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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