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Verisign Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:VRSN)

$185.51
-1.04 (-0.56 %)
(As of 10/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$184.75
Now: $185.51
$186.78
50-Day Range
$177.79
MA: $191.52
$208.91
52-Week Range
$131.28
Now: $185.51
$221.78
Volume913,511 shs
Average Volume586,987 shs
Market Capitalization$21.96 billion
P/E Ratio39.05
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.05
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$5.10 per share
Book Value($11.46) per share

Profitability

Net Income$582.48 million

Miscellaneous

Employees900
Market Cap$21.96 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Confirmed)
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 buyback program on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 25th. The information services provider reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.06. The information services provider had revenue of $306.29 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $306.57 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 43.63% and a net margin of 51.38%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.18 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 24th 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, October 24th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for VRSN?

3 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Verisign's stock. Their forecasts range from $160.00 to $240.00. On average, they expect Verisign's stock price to reach $198.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.9% from the stock's current price. 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 headlines about VRSN stock have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a media sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the information services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,400,000 shares, an increase of 10.2% from the August 30th total of 1,270,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 612,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's shares are short sold. View Verisign's Current Options Chain.

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

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.37%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.11%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.06%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.05%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%) and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI (0.04%). 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 Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Denali Advisors LLC, Stephens Inc. AR, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Oakbrook Investments LLC. 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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Tuttle Tactical Management, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Regent Investment Management LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verisign's stock price today?

One share of VRSN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $185.51.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $21.96 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:  291 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  378 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  669
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 10/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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