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NASDAQ:VRSN - Verisign Stock Price, Forecast & News

$213.40
-0.14 (-0.07 %)
(As of 01/17/2020 12:01 PM ET)
Today's Range
$212.34
Now: $213.40
$214.02
50-Day Range
$185.57
MA: $195.40
$213.56
52-Week Range
$159.60
Now: $213.40
$221.78
Volume6,565 shs
Average Volume567,373 shs
Market Capitalization$25.06 billion
P/E Ratio44.93
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.01
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$5.23 per share
Book Value($11.46) per share

Profitability

Net Income$582.48 million

Miscellaneous

Employees900
Market Cap$25.06 billion
Next Earnings Date2/6/2020 (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 of Directors has approved a share 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 24th. The information services provider reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.05. The information services provider had revenue of $308.42 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $308.34 million. Verisign had a net margin of 52.60% and a negative return on equity of 44.38%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.23 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, February 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Verisign.

How can I listen to Verisign's earnings call?

Verisign will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 6th 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?

2 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $195.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $217.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verisign.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verisign?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verisign in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.

Has Verisign been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about VRSN stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verisign earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the information services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Verisign.

Are investors shorting Verisign?

Verisign saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,400,000 shares, an increase of 18.6% from the November 28th total of 1,180,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 625,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the company 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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Home Depot (HD), Rite Aid (RAD), Netflix (NFLX), Twitter (TWTR), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU) and Mastercard (MA).

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 Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.11%), Johanson Financial Advisors Inc. (0.10%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), Appleton Partners Inc. MA (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%) and IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Kathleen A Cote, Thomas C Indelicarto and Timothy Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are selling Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Tuttle Tactical Management, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Appleton Partners Inc. MA and TrimTabs Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.

Which institutional investors are buying Verisign stock?

VRSN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Alpine Global Management LLC, PGGM Investments, Diversified Trust Co, Allworth Financial LP and Allred Capital Management 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 $213.33.

How big of a company is Verisign?

Verisign has a market capitalization of $25.05 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:  312 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  391 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  703
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 1/17/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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