Insider’s View: Deciphering Verisign Inc. (VRSN)’s Financial Health Through Ratios

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The price of Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) closed at $168.56 in the last session, down -0.59% from day before closing price of $169.56. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.59 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.55 million shares were traded. VRSN stock price reached its highest trading level at $169.625 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $168.42.


We take a closer look at VRSN’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 18.16 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 20.77. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.81 and its Current Ratio is at 0.81.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Robert W. Baird on July 11, 2023, Downgraded its rating to Neutral and sets its target price to $245 from $265 previously.

On December 15, 2022, Robert W. Baird Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Neutral and also upped its target price recommendation from $216 to $265.

On December 13, 2022, Citigroup started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $243.Citigroup initiated its Buy rating on December 13, 2022, with a $243 target price.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 11 ’24 when Indelicarto Thomas C sold 614 shares for $190.00 per share. The transaction valued at 116,660 led to the insider holds 41,955 shares of the business.

Indelicarto Thomas C sold 614 shares of VRSN for $116,660 on Apr 02 ’24. The EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary now owns 42,569 shares after completing the transaction at $190.00 per share. On Mar 12 ’24, another insider, Indelicarto Thomas C, who serves as the EVP, Gen Counsel & Secretary of the company, sold 613 shares for $192.37 each. As a result, the insider received 117,923 and left with 43,183 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VRSN now has a Market Capitalization of 16788576256 and an Enterprise Value of 17759176704. As of this moment, Verisign’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 20.72, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 19.50. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.59. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 11.10. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 11.738 whereas that against EBITDA is 16.746.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VRSN has reached a high of $229.72, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $167.04. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -9.40%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -15.80%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, VRSN traded on average about 708.57K shares per day over the past 3-months and 1156880 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 101.30M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 98.72M. Insiders hold about 0.89% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 93.73% stake in the company. Shares short for VRSN as of 1713139200 were 1820646 with a Short Ratio of 2.57, compared to 1710460800 on 1760853. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1820646 and a Short% of Float of 2.79.

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