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$193.77
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(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$188.23
Now: $193.77
$194.93
50-Day Range
$190.30
MA: $196.98
$204.55
52-Week Range
$148.77
Now: $193.77
$221.30
Volume678,602 shs
Average Volume650,923 shs
Market Capitalization$21.91 billion
P/E Ratio28.75
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.87

Competitors

VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Vs. FB, SE, EQIX, TWTR, EBAY, and CSGP

Should you be buying VRSN stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "internet software & services" are considered alternatives and competitors to VeriSign, including Facebook (FB), SEA (SE), Equinix (EQIX), Twitter (TWTR), eBay (EBAY), and CoStar Group (CSGP).

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Facebook has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Facebook and VeriSign's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Facebook32.00%23.27%18.12%
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.0% of Facebook shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. 14.1% of Facebook shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Facebook and VeriSign's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Facebook$70.70 billion10.65$18.49 billion$6.4341.10
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63

Facebook has higher revenue and earnings than VeriSign. VeriSign is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Facebook, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Facebook and VeriSign, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Facebook143712.88
VeriSign02202.50

Facebook presently has a consensus target price of $324.65, suggesting a potential upside of 22.84%. VeriSign has a consensus target price of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. Given Facebook's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Facebook is more favorable than VeriSign.

Summary

Facebook beats VeriSign on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

SEA (NYSE:SE) and VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

SEA has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SEA and VeriSign's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
SEA-38.59%-144.79%-22.93%
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.4% of SEA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of SEA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SEA and VeriSign's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
SEA$2.18 billion34.54$-1,462,800,000.00($2.27)-101.22
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63

VeriSign has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SEA. SEA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VeriSign, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SEA and VeriSign, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
SEA12702.60
VeriSign02202.50

SEA presently has a consensus target price of $198.0909, suggesting a potential downside of 13.78%. VeriSign has a consensus target price of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. Given VeriSign's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe VeriSign is more favorable than SEA.

Summary

VeriSign beats SEA on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) and VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Equinix has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Equinix and VeriSign's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Equinix7.58%4.62%1.74%
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Equinix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Equinix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Equinix and VeriSign's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Equinix$5.56 billion9.80$507.45 million$22.8126.77
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63

VeriSign has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Equinix. Equinix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VeriSign, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Equinix and VeriSign, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Equinix021712.95
VeriSign02202.50

Equinix presently has a consensus target price of $821.8947, suggesting a potential upside of 34.61%. VeriSign has a consensus target price of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. Given Equinix's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Equinix is more favorable than VeriSign.

Summary

Equinix beats VeriSign on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Twitter has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Twitter and VeriSign's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Twitter-31.70%-12.42%-7.89%
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Twitter and VeriSign's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Twitter$3.46 billion15.45$1.47 billion$1.9933.64
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63

Twitter has higher revenue and earnings than VeriSign. Twitter is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VeriSign, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Twitter and VeriSign, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Twitter1221502.37
VeriSign02202.50

Twitter presently has a consensus target price of $61.3553, suggesting a potential downside of 8.36%. VeriSign has a consensus target price of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. Given VeriSign's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe VeriSign is more favorable than Twitter.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.2% of Twitter shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Twitter shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

VeriSign beats Twitter on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eBay has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares VeriSign and eBay's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%
eBay50.42%82.73%11.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares VeriSign and eBay's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63
eBay$10.80 billion3.39$1.79 billion$2.3223.17

eBay has higher revenue and earnings than VeriSign. eBay is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VeriSign, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for VeriSign and eBay, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
VeriSign02202.50
eBay0131202.48

VeriSign presently has a consensus price target of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. eBay has a consensus price target of $67.20, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given eBay's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe eBay is more favorable than VeriSign.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.1% of eBay shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of eBay shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) and CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

VeriSign has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CoStar Group has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares VeriSign and CoStar Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
VeriSign63.32%-54.86%43.14%
CoStar Group17.57%7.58%6.05%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares VeriSign and CoStar Group's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
VeriSign$1.23 billion17.79$612.30 million$5.1537.63
CoStar Group$1.40 billion22.49$314.96 million$9.1287.58

VeriSign has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CoStar Group. VeriSign is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CoStar Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for VeriSign and CoStar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
VeriSign02202.50
CoStar Group00903.00

VeriSign presently has a consensus price target of $233.75, suggesting a potential upside of 20.63%. CoStar Group has a consensus price target of $920.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.19%. Given VeriSign's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe VeriSign is more favorable than CoStar Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.3% of VeriSign shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of CoStar Group shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of VeriSign shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of CoStar Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CoStar Group beats VeriSign on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


VeriSign Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Facebook logo
FB
Facebook
2.1$264.28+2.5%$752.58 billion$70.70 billion30.10Insider Selling
SEA logo
SE
SEA
1.2$229.76+0.0%$75.14 billion$2.18 billion-78.15Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Equinix logo
EQIX
Equinix
2.4$610.56+1.1%$54.52 billion$5.56 billion119.72Decrease in Short Interest
Twitter logo
TWTR
Twitter
1.3$66.95+0.3%$53.44 billion$3.46 billion-48.51Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
eBay logo
EBAY
eBay
2.4$53.76+0.8%$36.58 billion$10.80 billion7.48
CoStar Group logo
CSGP
CoStar Group
1.8$798.69+5.0%$31.48 billion$1.40 billion107.21Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Akamai Technologies logo
AKAM
Akamai Technologies
1.7$97.13+3.8%$15.85 billion$2.89 billion28.48Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Gap Up
ANGI Homeservices logo
ANGI
ANGI Homeservices
0.8$15.59+2.2%$7.80 billion$1.33 billion1,560.56Analyst Upgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
J2 Global logo
JCOM
J2 Global
1.5$113.76+2.8%$5.14 billion$1.37 billion25.68
Envestnet logo
ENV
Envestnet
1.4$71.26+2.4%$3.86 billion$900.13 million-548.15Analyst Report
LivePerson logo
LPSN
LivePerson
1.8$55.56+1.3%$3.72 billion$291.61 million-29.87Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
SPS Commerce logo
SPSC
SPS Commerce
1.5$103.29+6.4%$3.68 billion$279.12 million91.41Gap Up
Stamps.com logo
STMP
Stamps.com
1.8$176.51+1.4%$3.24 billion$571.85 million21.87Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
Cornerstone OnDemand logo
CSOD
Cornerstone OnDemand
1.9$47.79+0.2%$3.11 billion$576.52 million-93.71Insider Selling
Yelp logo
YELP
Yelp
1.4$39.28+4.9%$2.91 billion$1.01 billion-231.05Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Up
Cimpress logo
CMPR
Cimpress
1.6$97.91+2.8%$2.55 billion$2.48 billion64.41Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
NIC logo
EGOV
NIC
1.6$34.21+0.2%$2.30 billion$354.20 million38.01Ex-Dividend
TechTarget logo
TTGT
TechTarget
1.5$77.50+2.1%$2.18 billion$133.96 million123.02
Perficient logo
PRFT
Perficient
1.5$56.57+2.7%$1.87 billion$565.53 million55.46Analyst Upgrade
QuinStreet logo
QNST
QuinStreet
1.8$23.12+1.4%$1.23 billion$490.34 million39.19Analyst Downgrade
Opendoor Technologies logo
OPEN
Opendoor Technologies
1.6$21.99+10.9%$1.14 billionN/A0.00Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
Brightcove logo
BCOV
Brightcove
1.6$20.94+2.8%$839.57 million$184.46 million-56.59
Blucora logo
BCOR
Blucora
1.7$16.41+1.1%$791.88 million$717.95 million-2.85Gap Down
Liquidity Services logo
LQDT
Liquidity Services
1.4$16.21+0.7%$566.10 million$205.94 million-147.36
ZIX logo
ZIXI
ZIX
1.9$7.15+0.3%$407.49 million$173.43 million-23.06Analyst Revision
Limelight Networks logo
LLNW
Limelight Networks
1.8$3.05+0.3%$378.61 million$200.63 million-50.83
DHI Group logo
DHX
DHI Group
2.0$3.35+3.0%$175.00 million$149.37 million-5.68High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
Travelzoo logo
TZOO
Travelzoo
1.1$12.97+3.0%$146.69 million$111.41 million-9.98Upcoming Earnings
Gap Down
RealNetworks logo
RNWK
RealNetworks
0.8$3.78+13.0%$144.68 million$172.11 million-7.56Gap Down
Marchex logo
MCHX
Marchex
1.7$2.96+1.0%$117.13 million$106.13 million-4.17Earnings Announcement
Gap Down
Synacor logo
SYNC
Synacor
0.7$2.17+0.0%$86.03 million$121.85 million-7.23Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
Support.com logo
SPRT
Support.com
0.4$1.98+1.0%$38.37 million$63.33 million66.02
This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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