NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $187.04 +0.39 (+0.21 %) (As of 04/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$186.65Today's Range$186.14 - $187.6752-Week Range$116.15 - $191.20Volume429,561 shsAverage Volume606,612 shsMarket Capitalization$22.33 billionP/E Ratio39.38Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.07 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. The company also provides root zone maintainer services. VeriSign, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Receive VRSN News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VRSN and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Custom computer programming services Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:VRSN Previous Symbol CUSIP92343E10 CIK1014473 Webwww.verisign.com Phone703-948-3200Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.39 Quick Ratio1.39Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.38 Forward P/E Ratio39.38 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.21 billion Price / Sales18.38 Cash Flow$5.1371 per share Price / Cash Flow36.41 Book Value($11.46) per share Price / Book-16.32Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.75 Net Income$582.48 million Net Margins47.94% Return on Equity-42.50% Return on Assets26.65%Miscellaneous Employees900 Outstanding Shares119,408,000Market Cap$22.33 billion Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable 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 initiated a stock buyback program 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Verisign's earnings last quarter? Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The information services provider reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.37. The information services provider earned $307.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $308.64 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 42.50% and a net margin of 47.94%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.96 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 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign. How can I listen to Verisign's earnings call? Verisign will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 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 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $155.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect Verisign's stock price to reach $170.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.1%. 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 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign. Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VRSN stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the information services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Verisign's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verisign include Infosys (INFY), Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), Wipro (WIT), NTT DATA CORP/ADR (NTDTY), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Obic (OBIIF), Zscaler (ZS), Aspen Technology (AZPN), Amdocs (DOX), Sogou (SOGO), Luxoft (LXFT), PROS (PRO), Endava (DAVA), Virtusa (VRTU) and Glu Mobile (GLUU). What other stocks do shareholders of Verisign own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verisign investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Twitter (TWTR), Intel (INTC), Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA) and Baidu (BIDU). 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.12%), Strs Ohio (0.11%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.02%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%) and Denali Advisors LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto 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 Denali Advisors LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, Appleton Partners Inc. MA and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto and Timothy Tomlinson. 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 Pacer Advisors Inc., Virtu Financial LLC, WESPAC Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Sciencast Management LP and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. 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 $187.04. How big of a company is Verisign? Verisign has a market capitalization of $22.33 billion and generates $1.21 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $582.48 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.75 on an earnings per share basis. Verisign employs 900 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 268 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 366 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 634MarketBeat'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 4/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio?