VeriSign Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VRSN)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $44.14, above its previous 52-week high of $44 with 427,757 shares traded as of 11:25 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

VeriSign has a market cap of $6.88 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 22% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 44, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 41.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates VeriSign as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full VeriSign Ratings Report.

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