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Present Movement: VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN)


VeriSign is in the technology sector and trades as part of the online media industry. The company CEO is D. James Bidzos. VeriSign Inc is a part of the internet content industry. It provides domain name registry and internet security for websites and enterprises around the world.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VRSN stock showed a previous change of -1.48% with an open at 173.27 and a close of 170.53. It reached an intraday high of 174.78 and a low of 170.10.

SeekingAlpha:  VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) CEO Jim Bidzos on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $20.5b with 120.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 116.8m shares. Trading volume reached 677,012 shares compared to its average volume of 652,315 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, VeriSign shares returned -1.87% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 16.10%. Over three months, it changed 11.24%. In one year it has changed 53.59% and within that year its 52-week high was 176.76 and its 52-week low was 109.20. VRSN stock is 56.16% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 148.10 and a 50 day moving average of 158.17. Currently VRSN stock is trading 15.15% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) CEO Jim Bidzos on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.69 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 46.21. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 1.12. The TTM EPS is 4.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 36.36. Historically, the PE high was 46.21 and the PE low was 13.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 62.38, which is a decrease of -63.42%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.50
09-30-2018:  1.13
06-30-2018:  1.09
03-31-2018:  0.97

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 81.90, which means it may be overvalued by -108.21%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.60% of insider ownership and 130.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.07

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 23.99%, profit margin is 47.94%, price-to-sales is 17.10 and price-to-book is 10.82.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
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