PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum ETF
VeriSign Generates Year-to-Date Stock Returns of 51.6%
VeriSign (VRSN) generated investor returns of 48.3% in the trailing 12-month period and -4.3% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, it generated -4.7% in 2014.
VeriSign’s Return on Assets Stood at 14.4% in 3Q15
In 3Q15, VeriSign’s (VRSN) return on assets (or ROA) was 14.4% compared to 16.8% for the same period last year and 13.3% in 3Q13.
VeriSign’s Market Share Declines Year-over-Year
VeriSign’s market share has decreased from 52.5% in 2007 to 46.6% at the end of fiscal 2014. It was driven by saturation in the .com domain segment and low acceptance of a .net domain name.
VeriSign Growth: Domain Name Registration Is a Key Factor
In 3Q15, VeriSign (VRSN) recorded net additions for registrations of 1.7 million with a gross figure of 9.2 million. The total .com and .net domain name registrations stand at 135.2 million.
Intuit Shares Fell Steeply after August Divestiture Announcement
Intuit shares fell steeply, nearly 19%, in August 2015. This followed the company’s fiscal 4Q15 results and the announcement of the divestiture of three of its software products.
How Does Guidewire Software Compare to Its ETFs and Peers?
The PBV ratios of Guidewire Software, Computer Sciences, Pegasystems, and Ebix were 6.2x, 1.4x, 7.4x, and 3.2x, respectively, as of December 1, 2015.
How Does Jack Henry & Associates Compare to Its Peers?
The peers outperformed Jack Henry & Associates based on the PE ratio. However, Jack Henry & Associates is way ahead of its peers based on the PBV ratio.
How Does SS&C Technologies Compare to Its Peers?
An analysis based on the PE and PS ratios of SS&C Technologies and some of its peers reveals that the company’s peers have outperformed it.
SS&C Technologies’ Earnings Rose after 3Q15 Report
SS&C Technologies has a market cap of $7.2 billion. Its YTD price movement has been rising quarter-over-quarter in 2015. Peers include Paycom and LogMeIn.
How Does Cadence Design Compare to Its Peers?
The price-to-book value ratios of Cadence Designs, ARM, Ansys, Synopsys, and Mentor Graphics are 4.36x, 8.68x, 3.78x, 2.47x, and 2.40x, respectively.
Cadence’s Net Income Rose Quarter-over-Quarter in 2015
Cadence Design Systems has a market capitalization of $6.2 billion. Cadence’s year-to-date price movement has been rising quarter-over-quarter in 2015.
Analyzing VeriSign’s Performance in a Competitive Market
The SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF (SYG) invests 3.7% of its holdings in VeriSign.