VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN – Get Free Report) EVP Danny R. Mcpherson sold 125 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $208.40, for a total transaction of $26,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 24,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,060,160.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
VeriSign Price Performance
VRSN stock opened at $210.12 on Friday. VeriSign, Inc. has a 12 month low of $188.44 and a 12 month high of $229.72. The firm has a market cap of $21.66 billion, a PE ratio of 29.93 and a beta of 0.94. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $204.16 and a 200 day simple moving average of $211.93.
VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN – Get Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The information services provider reported $1.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.09. VeriSign had a net margin of 49.38% and a negative return on equity of 45.68%. The business had revenue of $376.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $378.31 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.58 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that VeriSign, Inc. will post 7.15 earnings per share for the current year.
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Analyst Ratings Changes
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup dropped their price objective on shares of VeriSign from $252.00 to $249.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 24th. StockNews.com upgraded shares of VeriSign from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th.
VeriSign Company Profile
VeriSign, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides domain name registry services and internet infrastructure that enables internet navigation for various recognized domain names worldwide. The company enables the security, stability, and resiliency of internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 internet root servers; and offering registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net domains, which supports global e-commerce.
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