NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$139.91 -2.39 (-1.68 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 02:01 PM ET)
Previous Close$142.30
Today's Range$139.12 - $142.30
52-Week Range$92.13 - $145.57
Volume27,409 shs
Average Volume824,453 shs
Market Capitalization$13.92 billion
P/E Ratio38.67
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.9
Verisign logoVeriSign, 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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio-1.44
Current Ratio1.55
Quick Ratio1.55

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio38.67
Forward P/E Ratio32.69
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales11.65
Cash Flow$5.0183 per share
Price / Cash27.88
Book Value($12.79) per share
Price / Book-10.94

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.68
Net Income$457.24 million
Net Margins40.41%
Return on Equity-37.57%
Return on Assets16.68%

Miscellaneous

Employees952
Outstanding Shares97,010,000

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 has initiated a share buyback plan on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually 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 earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The information services provider reported $1.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.01. The information services provider earned $299.29 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $298 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 37.57% and a net margin of 40.41%. The company's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.96 EPS. View Verisign's Earnings History.

When is Verisign's next earnings date?

Verisign is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Verisign's stock. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $123.00. On average, they expect Verisign's share price to reach $109.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,016,801 shares, a decrease of 86.0% from the April 30th total of 14,366,689 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 961,714 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.1% of the company's stock are sold short. View Verisign's Current Options Chain.

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

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about VRSN stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verisign earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 44.68 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Verisign's major shareholders?

Verisign's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.49%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.26%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.11%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.76%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.52%). 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 Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Millennium Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Swiss National Bank, SG Americas Securities LLC, Markston International LLC and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote 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 American Century Companies Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Hound Partners LLC, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Employees Retirement System of Texas, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Matarin Capital Management LLC and Hsbc Holdings 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 $139.91.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $13.92 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.

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 (VRSN)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  292 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  502
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 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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