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Consensus Ratings for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 18 Hold Rating(s), 9 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $52.25 (4.00% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
6/16/2016Deutsche BankReiterated RatingHold$50.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/12/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/8/2016Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/6/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/4/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$53.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/24/2016Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/26/2016RBC CapitalLower Price TargetOutperform$58.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/23/2016FBR & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$54.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/21/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/18/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/18/2016BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$51.00 -> $52.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$54.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/5/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/2/2016Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/1/2016HansonDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/28/2016Wells FargoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$49.00 -> $54.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/24/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/4/2016DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageNeutral$53.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/15/2015BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/3/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOutperform$57.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/4/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$48.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/21/2015OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/20/2015William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/16/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$54.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/10/2015Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy -> Hold$60.00 -> $46.26View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/1/2015Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$51.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/30/2014Goldman SachsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/9/2014Credit SuisseLower Price TargetNeutral$52.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/9/2014Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$54.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/2/2014HSBCInitiated CoverageNeutral$52.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/5/2014Sarasin & PartnersInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/23/2014Raymond JamesReiterated RatingOutperform$54.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 6/27/2014 forward)
Earnings History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/26/2016        
4/21/2016Q116$1.06$1.06$32.49 billion$32.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/21/2016Q415$0.88$0.89$34.06 billion$34.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/20/2015Q315$1.02$1.04$32.94 billion$33.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/21/2015Q215$1.01$1.04$32.45 billion$32.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/21/2015Q115$0.95$1.02$32.30 billion$31.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/22/2015Q414$0.73$0.71$32.67 billion$33.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2014Q314$0.92$0.89$31.57 billion$31.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014Q214$0.90$0.91$31.10 billion$31.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/24/2014Q114$0.87$0.84$30.70 billion$31.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/21/2014Q4$0.65$0.66$31.02 billion$31.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/17/2013Q313$0.75$0.77$30.17 billion$30.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/18/2013Q2 2013$0.73$0.73$29.83 billion$27.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.65$0.68$29.56 billion$29.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.52$0.38$29.75 billion$30.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/18/2012$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/19/2012$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/19/2012$0.58$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/24/2012$0.53$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2011$0.56$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2011$0.55$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/21/2011$0.50$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/25/2011$0.55$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20166$1.05$1.08$1.07
Q2 20166$0.95$1.04$1.01
Q3 20166$0.97$1.02$1.00
Q4 20166$0.87$0.99$0.91
Q1 20171$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q2 20171$1.00$1.00$1.00
Q3 20171$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q4 20171$1.04$1.04$1.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
Current Dividend Information for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
Annual Dividend:$2.26
Dividend Yield:4.15%
Payout Ratio:57.51%
Dividend Growth:3.20% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
6/2/2016quarterly$0.574.44%7/6/20167/8/20168/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/4/2016quarterly$0.574.33%4/6/20164/8/20165/2/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/3/2015quarterly$0.574.94%1/6/20161/8/20162/1/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
9/3/2015quarterly$0.575.04%10/7/201510/9/201511/2/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/4/2015quarterly$0.554.66%7/8/20157/10/20158/3/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/6/2015quarterly$0.554.56%4/8/20154/10/20155/1/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/4/2014quarterly$0.554.53%1/7/20151/9/20152/2/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
9/4/2014quarterly$0.554.41%10/8/201410/10/201411/3/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/5/2014quarterly$0.534.29%7/8/20147/10/20148/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/7/2014quarterly$0.534.51%4/8/20144/10/20145/1/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/5/2013quarterly$0.534.28%1/8/20141/10/20142/3/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
9/2/2013quarterly$0.534.53%10/8/201310/10/201311/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
6/6/2013quarterly$0.524.1%7/8/20137/10/20138/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
3/8/2013quarterly$0.524.31%4/8/20134/10/20135/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/9/2012quarterly$0.524.64%1/8/20131/10/20132/1/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Insider Trading History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
5/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$49.80$33,465.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$51.00$34,272.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/28/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$53.57$35,999.04View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$51.13$34,359.36View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/24/2016Diego ScottiCMOBuy800$50.75$40,600.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/29/2015Daniel S MeadEVPSell24,945$50.45$1,258,475.25View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/17/2015Anthony T SkiadasSVPSell2,708$49.02$132,746.16View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/12/2015Daniel S MeadCEOSell24,898$49.70$1,237,430.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/22/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,791$50.10$139,829.10View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/22/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$48.92$145,096.72View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$51.00$151,266.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$49.39$146,490.74View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,965$49.42$146,530.30View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/25/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,822$46.10$130,094.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/24/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$46.70$131,834.10View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/25/2014Marni WaldenEVPSell8,048$46.31$372,702.88View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/24/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$47.06$132,850.38View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/22/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$47.47$134,007.81View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/18/2013Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$50.35$142,138.05View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/11/2013Hugh PriceDirectorSell7,798$49.90$389,120.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
Latest Headlines for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
DateHeadline
06/25/16 06:27 PMStock Performance Focus on: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) - Press Telegraph
06/25/16 06:27 PMPrice Target Highlight: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) - News Oracle
06/25/16 06:27 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.44% Down on the Day for June 24 - Equities.com
06/25/16 06:27 PMVerizon Communications Inc.—The One Stock the Brexit Forgot - Profit Confidential
06/25/16 10:50 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.44% Down on the Day for June 24
06/25/16 08:37 AMVerizon, Walmart Lead Dow, Up 17% This Year - [at 24/7 Wall St.] - The two Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks least affected by Friday’s reaction to the Brexit vote were Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 0.44% and 0.19%, ...
06/25/16 08:07 AMAOL's consumer brands boss Jimmy Maymann talks to us about M&A, the Gawker trial, and virtual reality ambitions -
06/24/16 09:49 AMStock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Sprint Shares’ Gains Outpacing Verizon’s Following ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ Commercial
06/24/16 09:49 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 1.18% Up on the Day for June 23
06/24/16 09:17 AMStocks Open Sharply Lower As Panic Rules World Markets -
06/24/16 08:29 AMHere's Why Frontier Communications Has Gained 10% in 2016 -
06/23/16 07:59 PMTech Stocks Overview: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) - share market updates (press release)
06/23/16 07:59 PMThis Hot Stock is Trending: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) - News Oracle
06/23/16 07:59 PMStock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) - Sprint Shares' Gains Outpacing Verizon's Following 'Can You ... - Jutia Group (press release) (blog)
06/23/16 07:59 PMVerizon Communications Inc (VZ) Stock Back on Track after Accord with Union Workers - Bidness ETC
06/23/16 07:59 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 1.18% Up on the Day for June 23 - Equities.com
06/23/16 09:44 AMTelecom Stock Roundup: FCC to Vote on 5G Spectrum Rule in July, Verizon Focuses on Connected Vehicle Market
06/23/16 09:44 AMUnions ratify new agreements with Verizon
06/22/16 07:06 PMCompany Update (NYSE:VZ): Genetic Technologies and Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann Update BREVAGenplus® Marketing Partnership
06/22/16 07:06 PMVerizon to Strengthen Foothold in Connected Vehicle Market
06/22/16 07:06 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.13% Down on the Day for June 22
06/22/16 05:58 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.63% Up on the Day for June 21 - Equities.com
06/22/16 02:29 AMGenetic Technologies and Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann Update BREVAGenplus® Marketing Partnership - [Other] - Microsoft Word - BREVAGenplus Marketing Partnership Update _2_ ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 22 June 2016 Genetic Technologies and Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann Update BREVAGenplus®Marketing Partnership ...
06/21/16 06:38 PMVerizon (VZ) to Acquire Saas Company Telogis
06/21/16 06:15 PMIs Telecom Chart Calling For Higher Prices? -
06/21/16 05:46 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.04% Down on the Day for June 20 - Equities.com
06/21/16 02:09 AMSamsung Electronics bets on 5G to jump-start networks business -
06/20/16 06:42 PMInteresting June 2017 Stock Options for VZ
06/20/16 06:42 PMVerizon (VZ) Wireline Workers Return to Work in Full Force
06/20/16 06:42 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ): Union Workers Ratify A New Labor Deal
06/20/16 06:42 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.04% Down on the Day for June 20
06/20/16 06:42 PMApril 2017 Options Now Available For Verizon Communications (VZ)
06/20/16 01:55 PMHere's Why Verizon Needs to Pull Back Before It Can Reach New Highs - [at TheStreet] - For patient Verizon investors, a fade prior to new 52-week highs would present a low-risk buying opportunity.
06/20/16 08:33 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Union Employees Approve Four-Year Contract, Resume Work - Business Finance News
06/20/16 08:33 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ): Union Workers Ratify A New Labor Deal - TCC
06/20/16 08:15 AMDoes Your 401(k) Cost Too Much? Go To Court -
06/19/16 05:52 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Debt Position May Worsen Before it Gets Any Better - Bidness ETC
06/18/16 06:07 PMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Debt Position May Worsen Before it Gets Any Better
06/18/16 06:07 PMStock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon: Unions ratify new agreements
06/18/16 06:07 PMVerizon Union Employees Ratify New Contracts
06/18/16 10:11 AMJust How Much Is Each Share Of Yahoo Worth? -
06/18/16 05:58 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 0.6% Up on the Day for June 17 - Equities.com
06/17/16 03:46 PM[$$] Verizon Union Employees Ratify New Contracts - [at The Wall Street Journal] - Verizon Communications Inc. said its labor-union members have approved new contracts tentatively agreed to by negotiators in May.
06/17/16 03:23 PMUnions ratify Verizon labor contract - [Reuters] - Unions representing nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers ratified a new labor deal on Friday, the company said, ending a months-long dispute that had prompted a nearly 7-week employee strike. The new contract, effective immediately, will run until Aug. 3, 2019, Verizon said in a statement. Workers including network technicians and customer service representatives in Verizon's Fios internet, telephone and television services units walked off the job on April 13 after contract talks reached an impasse.
06/17/16 03:19 PMVerizon: Unions ratify new agreements - [at noodls] - NEW YORK - Union leaders from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) informed Verizon today that union members have ratified the tentative ...
06/17/16 02:48 PMUnions ratify Verizon landline labor contract -
06/17/16 02:38 PM3:38 pm Verizon: Union leaders from the CWA and the IBEW have ratified the tentative agreements that were reached in May -
06/17/16 09:53 AMVerizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Closes 1.17% Up on the Day for June 16 - Equities.com
06/17/16 09:53 AMVerizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ): Might be a Great Pick - Street Report
06/17/16 08:23 AMVerizon Told to Drop "Fastest" Internet Claim -
About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications logoVerizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. The Company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its wireless and wireline networks. The Company's segments include Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales that are provided to consumer, business and government customers across the United States. The Wireline's segment offers voice, data and video communications products and services, such as broadband video and data, corporate networking solutions, data center and cloud services, security and managed network services and local and long distance voice services. The Company provides these products and services to consumers as well as to carriers, businesses and government customers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Technology
  • Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
  • Sub-Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: VZ
  • CUSIP: 92343V10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $54.67
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $51.62
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $50.24
  • P/E Ratio: 12.35
  • P/E Growth: 4.37
  • Market Cap: $221.87B
  • Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.92 EPS
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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Chart for Monday, June, 27, 2016


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