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

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$142.20 -3.69 (-2.53 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$145.89
Today's Range$141.64 - $145.90
52-Week Range$105.40 - $164.19
Volume786,878 shs
Average Volume932,872 shs
Market Capitalization$19.52 billion
P/E Ratio39.62
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.89
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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Custom computer programming services
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN
CUSIP92343E10
Phone703-948-3200

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio-1.29
Current Ratio1.33
Quick Ratio1.33

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio39.62
Forward P/E Ratio32.99
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales14.88
Cash Flow$4.5694 per share
Price / Cash31.12
Book Value($12.79) per share
Price / Book-11.12

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 Shares121,920,000
Market Cap$19.52 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 declared that its board has authorized 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 generally 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 earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The information services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.04. The information services provider had revenue of $302.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $302.47 million. Verisign had a net margin of 40.38% and a negative return on equity of 37.20%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior 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.

How can I listen to Verisign's earnings call?

Verisign will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives 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 0.9%. 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?

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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), Aperio Group LLC (0.06%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Andra AP fonden (0.06%) and Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%). 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 Montreal Can, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC and Appleton Partners Inc. MA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which major investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Clinton Group Inc., Aperio Group LLC, Andra AP fonden and Gateway Investment Advisers 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 $142.07.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $19.52 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:  238 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  331 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  569
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 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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