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How to buy VeriSign stock

Learn how to easily invest in VeriSign stock.

VeriSign is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. VeriSign shares (VRSN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VeriSign employs 902 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.

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VeriSign stock price (NASDAQ: VRSN)

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VeriSign shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-08.
Latest market close$215.86
52-week range$155.25 - $228.80
50-day moving average $206.93
200-day moving average $187.80
Wall St. target price$236.60
PE ratio 28.4026
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.60

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Is it a good time to buy VeriSign stock?

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VeriSign price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $215.86 from 2023-02-07

1 week (2023-02-02) -2.93%
1 month (2023-01-09) 3.65%
3 months (2022-11-09) 21.05%
6 months (2022-08-09) 10.00%
1 year (2022-02-09) -1.67%
2 years (2021-02-09) 7.77%
3 years (2020-02-07) 5.26%
5 years (2018-02-09) 97.87%

Is VeriSign stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing VeriSign stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of VeriSign's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

VeriSign's P/E ratio

VeriSign's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, VeriSign shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

VeriSign's PEG ratio

VeriSign's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.26. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into VeriSign's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

VeriSign's EBITDA

VeriSign's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $967.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a VeriSign's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

VeriSign financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 65.88%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 32.3%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 59.06%
Book value $-14.51
Market capitalisation $22.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

VeriSign share dividends

We're not expecting VeriSign to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have VeriSign's shares ever split?

VeriSign's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 December 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your VeriSign shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for VeriSign shares which in turn could have impacted VeriSign's share price.

VeriSign share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VeriSign's shares have ranged in value from as little as $155.25 up to $228.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VRSN.US volatility(beta: 0.97)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while VeriSign's is 0.969. This would suggest that VeriSign's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

VeriSign overview

VeriSign, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides domain name registry services and internet infrastructure that enables internet navigation for various recognized domain names worldwide. It 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 support global e-commerce. The company also back-end systems for . cc, .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of VeriSign is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.09% of VeriSign shares are held by insiders and 95.034% by institutions.
How many people work for VeriSign?
Latest data suggests 902 work at VeriSign.
When does the fiscal year end for VeriSign?
VeriSign's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is VeriSign based?
VeriSign's address is: 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston, VA, United States, 20190

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