Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Verisign is paying a $3 cash dividend to shareholders. Verisign began trading ex-dividend on 12/16. The adjusted closing price for 12/15 is $34.01.
Data as of Dec 19
 +0.99 / +1.73%
Today’s Change
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Institutional investors hold a majority ownership of VRSN through the 116.21% of the outstanding shares that they control. This interest is also higher than at almost any other company in the Internet Software/Services industry. Last, during the quarter ended September 2014, these large investors purchased a net $3.6 million shares.
Mutual fund holders58.71%
Other institutional57.51%
Individual stakeholders14.68%

Largest Quarterly Institutional

Latest Institutional Activity

9/30/2014CAPITAL RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT CO...  Bought 800.0 Thousand shares of Verisign Inc
9/30/2014GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS INVESTMENT M...  Bought 584.0 Thousand shares of Verisign Inc
9/30/2014GOTHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC  Bought 505.6 Thousand shares of Verisign Inc

Top 10 Owners of Verisign Inc

Total value ($)Shares
bought / sold
Capital Research & Management Co....13.24%16,027,044963,225,344+800,000+5.25%
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investm...10.72%12,985,000780,398,50000.00%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.10.26%12,421,020746,503,302+93,181+0.76%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.7.31%8,856,447532,272,465-303,566-3.31%
Capital Research & Management Co....5.27%6,380,400383,462,04000.00%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.4.54%5,500,565330,583,957-315,835-5.43%
BlackRock Fund Advisors3.98%4,821,190289,753,519-761,473-13.64%
Renaissance Technologies LLC3.66%4,432,976266,421,858-148,100-3.23%
Capital Guardian Trust Co.3.39%4,103,575246,624,858-358,670-8.04%
D. E. Shaw & Co. LP2.85%3,453,880207,578,188-337,386-8.90%

Top 10 Mutual Funds Holding Verisign Inc

Mutual fundStakeShares
Total value ($)Shares
bought / sold
American Funds New Perspective Fu...6.67%8,077,444485,454,38400.00%
American Funds American Balanced ...4.46%5,400,000324,540,000+400,000+8.00%
T Rowe Price Mid Cap Growth Fund4.13%5,000,000300,500,00000.00%
American Funds Growth Fund of Ame...3.92%4,745,000285,174,50000.00%
American Funds Insurance Series -...2.21%2,675,000160,767,500+400,000+17.58%
Principal Investors - Mid Cap Fun...1.88%2,277,219136,860,862-313,399-12.10%
Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund1.81%2,192,777131,785,898+23,635+1.09%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index...1.74%2,109,417126,775,962-36,916-1.72%
SPDR S&P 500 ETF1.00%1,217,11473,148,551+30,429+2.56%
T Rowe Price Science & Technology...1.00%1,213,80072,949,380+108,300+9.80%

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