NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, News & Analysis

$207.45
+0.55 (+0.27 %)
(As of 08/20/2019 10:42 AM ET)
Today's Range
$206.00
Now: $207.45
$207.84
50-Day Range
$200.92
MA: $212.66
$220.92
52-Week Range
$131.28
Now: $207.45
$221.78
Volume3,331 shs
Average Volume575,686 shs
Market Capitalization$24.56 billion
P/E Ratio43.65
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.06
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$1.21 billion
Cash Flow$5.1875 per share
Book Value($11.46) per share

Profitability

Net Income$582.48 million

Miscellaneous

Employees900
Market Cap$24.56 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (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 will Verisign's stock buyback program work?

Verisign announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $586,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically 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 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 25th. The information services provider reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.18 by $0.06. The information services provider earned $306.29 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $306.57 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 43.63% and a net margin of 51.38%. Verisign's revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.18 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, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

3 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Verisign's stock. Their forecasts range from $160.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $198.3333 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisign.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisign?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisign in the last year. There are currently 2 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?

Media coverage about VRSN stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a daily sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the information services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Verisign.

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 Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Motorola Solutions (MSI), NVIDIA (NVDA), Rite Aid (RAD), Intel (INTC), Workday (WDAY), Costco Wholesale (COST), Boeing (BA) and Twitter (TWTR).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.76%), BlackRock Inc. (8.33%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (6.50%), D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. (2.73%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.12%) and APG Asset Management N.V. (1.54%). 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 Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Investec Asset Management LTD, First Trust Advisors LP and Schroder Investment Management Group. 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 Nuveen Asset Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlackRock Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Eaton Vance Management and Vanguard Group 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $207.33.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $24.54 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.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:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  281 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  371 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  652
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 8/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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