NAS:VRSN (USA) Also trade in: Brazil Germany

VeriSign Inc

$ 214.21 -0.59 (-0.27%)
Volume: 1,611,236 Avg Vol (1m): 579,327
Market Cap $: 25.53 Bil Enterprise Value $: 26.07 Bil
P/E (TTM): 42.67 P/B: 0.00
Earnings Power Value 41.91
Net Current Asset Value -16.71
Tangible Book -12.12
Projected FCF 53.41
Median P/S Value 88.41
Graham Number 0
Peter Lynch Value 63.2
DCF (FCF Based) 168.87
DCF (Earnings Based) 142.91
1Y (-%)

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One of the greatest investors just couldn’t say no when he saw others profiting

“The idea of caring that someone is making money faster [than you] is one of the deadly sins. Envy is a really stupid sin because it's the only one you could never possibly have any fun at. There's a lot of pain and no fun. Why would you want to get on that trolley?” -Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio)

Envy is well known throughout society; it can also be a problem for investors who can’t bear the thought someone else is beating them.

In chapter 10 of “Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and

916 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-06-26 21:17
As of late, five companies have managed to reach yearly highs

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) reached the 52-week high of $180.50

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. VeriSign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. Additionally, the company operates two of the world's 13 root servers that are used to route internet traffic and also provides DNS security solutions to detect

34 Views    yifan900    2019-03-06 17:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Johnson Controls International plc (:JCI), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (:AMC), VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), Kemper Corporation (:KMPR), Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (IPDN), and Carbo Ceramics, Inc. (:CRR), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.

Complimentary Access: Research Reports

Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the

0 Views    Marketwired    2019-02-13 13:04
The stock is up 35% in 2018 and remains very expensive

We may be in a dot-com world with VeriSign (VRSN) at the center of it, but that doesn't mean investors should pay too much for the company's stock, even if it is one of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s top holdings.

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While the stock currently trades just shy of $150 a share, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) built the majority of its stake in 2013 and 2014 at prices between $45 and $50 per share. Back then, the market cap hovered between $7 billion and $8 billion. Today, thanks to aggressive buybacks, the stock is

79 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-12-28 16:37
Berkshire Hathaway owns several more than just Apple

The words “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)” and “tech stocks” did not often previously appear in the same sentence together, but that has changed in recent years.

The sector grew to encompass 27.7% of his portfolio in the third quarter, its largest representation in nine years of data. It has previously ranged between 7.53% of the portfolio in the second quarter of 2011 and 24.75% of the portfolio in the second quarter of 2018.

“Well, we avoided the tech stocks, but as we felt we had no advantage there and other people did and I think that’s a

946 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-12-13 23:18

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of Alcentra Capital Corp. (ABDC), VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), Americold Realty Trust (:COLD), Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. (IIJI), DAVIDsTEA Inc. (DTEA), and Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (CDTX), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.

Complimentary Access: Research Reports

Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links

0 Views    Marketwired    2018-11-14 17:01
Buffett’s holdings include 5 companies with business predictability rank 3.5 or higher

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) underscored four key criteria to investing in a significantly overvalued stock market, including predictable earnings and strong profit margin growth. The top five predictable companies in Buffett’s portfolio are Torchmark Corp. (TMK), Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), VeriSign Inc. (VRSN), Moody’s Corporation (MCO) and DaVita Inc. (DVA).

Torchmark

Torchmark provides various plans and policies through its Life Insurance and Health Insurance business segments. GuruFocus lists two positive investing signs for the McKinney, Texas-based company: consistent revenue growth and a price-earnings ratio near a

1496 Views    James Li    2018-10-05 21:48
The best investments are companies that offer 'must-have' products and services to their customers

We try to own every one of them. Every single one. And if I had my druthers, I wouldn't own any other stocks in the year 2000. Because these are the only ones worth owning right now in this extremely difficult, extremely narrow stock market. They are the only ones that are going higher consistently in good days and bad. I love every one of them, just as I loathe the rest of the stock universe.”[1]

- Jim Cramer, February 2000

Many times you will hear talking heads discussing the “must-have” stocks to own in your portfolio. They are usually

1138 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2018-07-06 15:04
Recently, multiple companies have all managed to achieve yearly highs

According to GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these guru stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) reached the 52-week high of $125.92

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. VeriSign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. Additionally, the company operates two of the world's 13 root servers that are used to route Internet traffic and also provides DNS security solutions to detect

161 Views    yifan900    2018-03-20 14:29
Targets for a Berkshire Hathaway acquisition will likely come from its current portfolio

In 2015, I wrote an article on Precision Castparts highlighting the stock as a majorly undervalued holding in Buffett’s stock portfolio. Less than a month later, the company was acquired for a 12% premium.

The interesting part of Berkshire’s portfolio is how big positions in some companies do not make a huge dent in the overall performance. The company owns 3.56% of General Motors (GM), but the investment only accounts for 1.07% of the stock holdings. Or VeriSign (VRSN), the internet services company, where Berkshire is the largest shareholder with over 13% of the shares. That stake accounts for

585 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-02-27 15:53
Though he has since changed his mind, Buffett famously avoided tech stocks for more than the first 30 years of his investing career

Though he has since changed his mind, Buffett famously avoided tech stocks for more than the first 30 years of his investing career. In an interview from the mid-1980s, Buffett said that the technological revolution had “gone right past him,” and he hadn’t found any tech companies he understood.

“It’s OK with me. I don’t have to make money in every game,” he said.

In recent years, Berkshire has made room for some of the sector’s companies, making it the portfolio’s third biggest weighting. Buffett holds IBM (IBM), and one of his deputy investors he hired to manage portions of

1352 Views    Holly LaFon    2017-12-15 22:26
Strong profit margins lead to investing opportunities

Four companies from Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s current portfolio offer good growth and value potential for the second half of the year: Proctor & Gamble Co. (PG), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Sanofi SA (SNY) and VeriSign Inc. (VRSN).

Setting up the portfolio

I first created a portfolio containing 300 shares of each company Buffett owned as of March 31. The date added for each transaction is April 3, the first trading day of the second quarter. I then loaded this portfolio into the All-In-One Guru Screener and selected the

1350 Views    James Li    2017-06-23 20:25
Guru stock highlight

Update: As clearly stated below, this comment is from the letter commenting on the third-quarter and was accurate as of quarter-end. This excerpt was posted on Oct. 21, the day Baron Funds released their shareholder letter, but became inaccurate as of the date of Oct. 20 as further developments related to the matter described below occurred at the company that day that caused the company's stock to rise on Oct. 21.

Shares of internet infrastructure services provider Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) fell over concerns that it might face difficulties extending its contract to administer the ‘.com’ domain registry with

490 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-10-21 19:11
What did The Oracle buy in the second quarter?

The GuruFocus quarterly contest to guess which stocks Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) bought begins today.

The second-quarter contest encompasses stocks of which he owns less than 5% (for instance, Phillips 66 (PSX) and Verisign (VRSN) are excluded because he reports purchases of these large positions during the quarter) purchased from April to June. It also includes stocks purchased by his two portfolio managers at Berkshire Hathaway, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs.

To participate, choose three stocks the investors purchased and submit their ticker symbols in the comments section below. Support your ideas with a sentence or phrase

2668 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-08-02 22:23
Company has a high short percentage of float that likely influenced Buffett

The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, reduced his stake in VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) on April 29, selling 32,255 shares for $89.3 per share.

Buffett co-hosted his annual Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) shareholders meeting in Omaha last weekend alongside his longtime business partner Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio). Buffett and Munger have had tremendous success value investing over the course of their careers. Currently Buffett is ranked the third-richest person in the world, according to Forbes.com, with an estimated net worth of $67.7 billion.

VeriSign is also traded in Germany.

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VeriSign

1429 Views    Kyle Ferguson    2016-05-05 14:13
A review of the top holdings held in each sector at the end of 3rd quarter

Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies disclosed an equity portfolio valued at $41.91 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2015. The equity portfolio is mainly invested in Technology (17%), Health Care (14%) and Consumer Discretionary (12%) stocks.

The top holdings in each sector at the end of the quarter were VeriSign Inc. (VRSN), Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG).

In VeriSign, the fund holds 5.04 million shares, down by 1% on the quarter. The value of the stake amounts to $353.8 million. In that period, the stock gained 14.32% and

870 Views    Omar Venerio    2015-12-15 22:42
Guru reduces stakes in Anadarko Petroleum and Time Warner Cable

Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) founded Elliot Management in 1977, which manages more than $24 billion in assets. Almost 37% of the firm’s portfolio is in the oil and gas industry, notably Hess Corp. (HES) and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC).

He manages a portfolio composed of 56 stocks with total value of $5.124 billion. The following are the top sales during the last quarter.

Singer reduced his shares of Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) by 95.36% with an impact of 11.98% on the portfolio. The holding is 0.8% of his total assets.

The company

1576 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2015-12-07 18:46
The fund's retail shares fell 8.31% during the quarter, while the S&P 500 fell 6.44%

Dear Baron Asset Fund Shareholder:

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2015, most market indexes dropped sharply. Stocks began their decline in late-August, before partly recovering, and then falling sharply again in late-September. Baron Asset Fund Retail Shares fell 8.31% and Baron Asset Fund Institutional Shares fell 8.25%; the Russell Midcap Growth Index (the “Index”) declined 7.99%, and the S&P 500 Index declined 6.44%. The reasons for the market decline included increased uncertainty about the health of the Chinese economy and the potential ramifications this might have on global growth; the continued decline in energy and commodity prices;

1843 Views    Cody Eustice    2015-11-02 20:03
Guru stock higlight

Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) oversees domain registrations for many of the most common Internet address suffixes, including .com and .net. Its shares gained after reporting better-than-expected financial results, which exceeded expectations of both revenues and profit margins. In addition, the company is poised to introduce a new series of domain names for international markets that we believe should generate a highly-profitable revenue stream. We believe that Verisign’s exclusive contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a key regulatory body overseeing the operations of the Internet, creates a substantial barrier for competitors. In uncertain markets, stocks with stable

561 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-11-02 19:05
Software company, Irish airline among hedge fund manager's second-quarter purchases

Since his founding of Elliott Management in 1977, Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) has experienced only two down years, primarily because losses in the early years of his investing career made him disinclined to take substantial risks. Even so, he has a reputation as an activist when it comes to underperforming companies, which makes his quarterly purchases of special interest, and some of his second-quarter acquisitions were considerable.

Singer’s most noteworthy new buy of the second quarter was his purchase of a 1,940,642-share stake in Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), a Philadelphia-based mass media company, for an average price of

1900 Views    David Goodloe    2015-09-25 19:38

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