NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$153.46 -0.54 (-0.35 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$154.00
Today's Range$152.30 - $155.19
52-Week Range$97.38 - $159.11
Volume566,727 shs
Average Volume975,450 shs
Market Capitalization$18.64 billion
P/E Ratio41.70
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.86
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

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 Ratio41.70
Forward P/E Ratio35.69
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales16.06
Cash Flow$5.1635 per share
Price / Cash29.72
Book Value($12.79) per share
Price / Book-12.00

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$18.64 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 of Directors has initiated a share 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often 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, July, 26th. The information services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.04. The information services provider earned $302.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $302.47 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 37.20% and a net margin of 40.38%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period 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.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

4 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $123.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect Verisign's stock price to reach $140.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.6%. 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 1 sell rating and 3 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

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about VRSN stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Verisign earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the information services provider an impact score of 46.64 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Verisign.

Who are Verisign's major shareholders?

Verisign's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.94%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (5.67%), Investec Asset Management LTD (1.80%), First Trust Advisors LP (1.82%), FMR LLC (0.98%) and Cantillon Capital Management LLC (0.97%). 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 Mackay Shields LLC, BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Bank of Montreal Can, FMR LLC, AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, American Century Companies Inc. and Cantillon Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which major investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Glenmede Trust Co. NA, First Trust Advisors LP, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Tredje AP fonden, Legal & General Group Plc and Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies 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 $153.46.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $18.64 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 (NASDAQ VRSN)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  221 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  320 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  541
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This page was last updated on 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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