Analysts See $0.89 EPS for VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN); Washington Trust Bancorp (WASH) Has 1.31 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) to report $0.89 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 5.95% from last quarter’s $0.84 EPS. VRSN’s profit would be $87.73M giving it 31.91 P/E if the $0.89 EPS is correct. After having $0.89 EPS previously, VeriSign, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.23% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $113.61. About 648,675 shares traded. VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) has risen 7.59% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.11% the S&P500.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for The Washington Trust Company that offers various banking and financial services and products to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $959.20 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services. It has a 19.21 P/E ratio. The Commercial Banking segment offers deposit accounts, including interest-bearing checking, noninterest-bearing checking, savings, money market, and retirement deposit accounts; and certificates of deposit, as well as debit card, ATM, telephone banking, Internet banking, mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and cash management services.

New England Research & Management Inc. holds 3.1% of its portfolio in Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. for 73,859 shares. Washington Trust Co owns 487,012 shares or 1.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Endurance Wealth Management Inc. has 1.01% invested in the company for 106,882 shares. The Us-based Champlain Investment Partners Llc has invested 0.57% in the stock. Ativo Capital Management Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 20,905 shares.

The stock increased 0.27% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $55.7. About 25,068 shares traded. Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH) has risen 30.56% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.86% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $441,015 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.09 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 35 investors sold VeriSign, Inc. shares while 3 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 39.56 million shares or 15.68% less from 46.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia holds 0.1% in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) or 5.56M shares. Penn Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.05% in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN). State Bank Of Mellon holds 0% of its portfolio in VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) for 650,000 shares. State Street reported 33.15M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Among 6 analysts covering VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. VeriSign had 15 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Friday, October 27. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $111 target. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 12 to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Thursday, August 31. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell” on Tuesday, January 5. The company was maintained on Friday, October 2 by Cowen & Co. The stock of VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 27. Topeka Capital Markets maintained VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) rating on Monday, July 27. Topeka Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $90 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold”.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $275,145 activity. TOMLINSON TIMOTHY sold $125,240 worth of stock. 1,500 VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) shares with value of $149,905 were sold by COTE KATHLEEN A.

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