Stock's Buzzers: VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN): Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO)

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the Internet’s root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign’s Security Services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)’s Financial Overview

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ) declined -2.04% yesterday to close its trading session at $139.54. The company has 1 year Price Target of $161.67. VeriSign, Inc. has 52-Week high of $176.76 and 52-Week Low of $105.4. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 176.76 and 52-Week Low on 105.40. The stock traded with the volume of 600048 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $17.27 Billion.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.23/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.2/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.03 a share with a surprise factor of 2.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -8.96 Percent, SMA50 of -6.91 Percent and SMA200 of -1.74 percent. VeriSign, Inc. has P/S value of 14.36 while its P/B value stands at 0. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 20.9 percent, Return on Equity of -38.1 percent and Return on Investment of 50.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 84.1 percent and 61.8 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 5 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Verisign Inc have a median target of 160.00, with a high estimate of 170.00 and a low estimate of 118.00. The median estimate represents a +14.66% increase from the last price of 139.54.

VeriSign, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 02/14/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.12. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.89.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)

Moody’s Corporation is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody’s KMV, a leading provider of credit risk processing and credit risk management products for banks and investors in credit-sensitive assets serving the world’s largest financial institutions, Moody’s Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services, and Moody’s Wall Street Analytics, a provider of software tools and analysis for the structured finance industry.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO)’s Financial Outlook

The 11 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Moody’s Corp have a median target of 165.00, with a high estimate of 183.00 and a low estimate of 142.00. The median estimate represents a +27.56% increase from the last price of 129.35.

Moody’s Corporation is estimated to report earnings on 02/08/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.79. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.51.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Moody’s Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.6. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -2.44% and closed its last trading session at $129.35. The company has the market capitalization of $25.37 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $187.98 and 52-Week low of $129.26. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 187.98 and 52-Week low on 132.55. The company has volume of 724543 shares. The company has a total of 196.12 Million shares outstanding.

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.69/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.78/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.09. This shows a surprise factor of -5.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -12.37 percent. Beta for Moody’s Corporation stands at 1.22 while its ATR (average true range) is 4.42. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.48%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.84%%.

Moody’s Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -12.72%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -13.9 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -22.08%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 12.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 842.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 16.2% with Gross margin of 71.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 43% and 23.9% respectively.

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