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VeriSign agrees to sell Security Services business customer contracts to Neustar

On Oct. 24, Verisign entered into an agreement with NeuStar, Inc. to sell the rights, economic benefits, and obligations, in all customer contracts related to its Security Services business. The transaction includes the sale of customer agreements related to Verisign's Distributed Denial of Service Protection, Managed Domain Name System, DNS Firewall, and Recursive DNS services. Verisign will retain its proprietary technology, network assets, critical infrastructure, software, and public DNS service to focus solely on supporting Verisign's core mission: ensuring the security, stability, and resiliency of our core infrastructure. As part of the transaction, Verisign will continue to support the Security Services customers during the transition to Neustar, pursuant to a transition services agreement that is expected to be executed at closing. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close shortly following the receipt of such approval. The purchase price, subject to a cap of $120M, consists of a payment of $50M, due at the time of closing, plus an additional contingent amount, due after the first anniversary of closing. The additional contingent amount, which cannot be negative, is based upon, among other things, the successful transition of customers to Neustar during the 12-month period following closing. In commenting on the transaction, Jim Bidzos added: "Verisign is committed to focusing on its core mission of providing critical internet infrastructure, including Root Zone management, operation of 2 of the 13 global internet root servers, operation of .gov and .edu, and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. For this reason, Verisign is transitioning its Security Services customers to Neustar."

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VRSN VeriSign
$135.86

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VeriSign Q1 net adds tracking towards low-end of guidance, says Cowen
Cowen said VeriSign's Q1 net domain name adds are tracking to towards 1.58M, the low-end of 1.5M-2M guidance. The firm's analyst said February was more subdued than expected and March will need to be stronger than usual to meet the midpoint of the range.
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VeriSign price target raised to $122 from $107 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty raised his price target for VeriSign to $122 following the stock's 20% rally year-to-date. The analyst, however, keeps an Underweight rating on the shares. Solid domain name performance in June and prospects for regaining pricing power are key factors to the recent stock run, Auty tells investors in a research note. The analyst believes the government would be making a bad decision to allow VeriSign's Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Commerce to expire altogether. He sees a renegotiated agreement going forward by the end of the year as the most likely outcome. After speaking with investors, Auty thinks the stock is pricing in a significant chance of the Cooperative Agreement expiring altogether. As such, if full pricing power is not given back, shares of VeriSign could see downward pressure, Auty contends.
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VeriSign price target raised to $125 at JPMorgan on net additions model update
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty nudged his price target on VeriSign to $125 from $123 after the company's update on its net additions, saying it added 152.2K names per week on average over the past 12 weeks. The analyst says the cumulative net additions track at around 1.84M, which is above the management's prior guidance of 1.3M-1.8M. Auty adds that the company's renewal rates are at its "all-time high as overall mix of names up for renewal continues to shift to names that have renewed at least once and those renewal rates are higher than first time renewal rates". The analyst keeps his Underweight rating on VeriSign however, noting that the overall domain name growth has been "subdued by the steady emergence of new gTLDs, while new international domain names have yet to show meaningful volume contributions".
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JPMorgan lists stand outs in Software Technology following recent selloff
The recent pullback in Software Technology stocks has not discriminated in terms of valuation, JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty tells investors in a research note titled "Our Expected Pullback Finally Arrives." The analyst says he's seen similar selloffs in both his highest valuation stocks and even his lowest. Auty recommends "only nibbling" here and waiting for the next three to five trading sessions to see if it posts any big down days like we saw yesterday "to flush out any remaining volatility." Investors should not try to bottom pick stocks, but rather average into positions to smooth out some of the volatility, the analyst recommends. He views Adobe (ADBE), Ansys (ANSS), Aspen Technology (AZPN), DocuSign (DOCU), Guidewire (GWRE), Intuit (INTU), ServiceNow (NOW), Q2 Holdings (QTWO), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), VeriSign (VRSN) and Veeva (VEEV) as stand outs in Software Technology following the recent pullback.

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