Verizon Communications Company Profile (NYSE:VZ)

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: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
  • Sub-Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: VZ
  • CUSIP: 92343V10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $52.50
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $54.33
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $52.65
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.93
  • P/E Growth: 4.16
  • Market Cap: $214.01B
  • Outstanding Shares: 4,076,301,000
  • Beta: 0.22
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 22 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $54.32 (3.46% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/26/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$52.00View Rating Details
8/6/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/2/2016Imperial CapitalDowngradeOutperform -> In-Line$50.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$59.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$50.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/27/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$60.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingHold -> In-LineView Rating Details
7/27/2016Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$53.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016FBR & CoBoost Price TargetOutperform$54.00 -> $57.00View Rating Details
7/25/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/20/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeMarket PerformView Rating Details
7/20/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
7/15/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$52.00View Rating Details
7/6/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$55.00View Rating Details
6/28/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$54.00View Rating Details
6/8/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/26/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetOutperform$58.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/18/2016ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
4/7/2016Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$54.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
4/2/2016Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
4/1/2016HansonDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$55.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/24/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00View Rating Details
2/4/2016DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageNeutral$53.00View Rating Details
12/15/2015BTIG ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
11/4/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$48.00View Rating Details
10/20/2015William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
10/16/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$54.00View Rating Details
7/10/2015Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy -> Hold$60.00 -> $46.26View Rating Details
7/1/2015Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$51.00View Rating Details
12/30/2014Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
12/9/2014Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetNeutral$52.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details
12/2/2014HSBCInitiated CoverageNeutral$52.50View Rating Details
11/5/2014Sarasin & PartnersInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/30/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/26/2016Q216$0.92$0.94$30.95 billion$30.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$1.06$1.06$32.49 billion$32.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$0.88$0.89$34.06 billion$34.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2015Q315$1.02$1.04$32.94 billion$33.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q215$1.01$1.04$32.45 billion$32.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q115$0.95$1.02$32.30 billion$31.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$0.73$0.71$32.67 billion$33.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$0.92$0.89$31.57 billion$31.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.90$0.91$31.10 billion$31.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.87$0.84$30.70 billion$31.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q4$0.65$0.66$31.02 billion$31.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$0.75$0.77$30.17 billion$30.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$0.73$0.73$29.83 billion$27.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.65$0.68$29.56 billion$29.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.52$0.38$29.75 billion$30.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.58$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.53$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2011$0.56$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2011$0.55$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.50$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.55$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.92 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.06 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20166$1.05$1.08$1.07
Q2 20166$0.90$1.04$0.99
Q3 20166$0.96$1.02$0.99
Q4 20166$0.88$0.99$0.94
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:4.30%
Payout Ratio:63.84% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.65% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
55.67% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:3.20% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$52.76$35,454.72View SEC Filing  
7/27/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$54.81$36,832.32View SEC Filing  
6/24/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$54.56$36,664.32View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$49.80$33,465.60View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$51.00$34,272.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$53.57$35,999.04View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Craig L SillimanEVPSell672$51.13$34,359.36View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Diego ScottiCMOBuy800$50.75$40,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Daniel S MeadEVPSell24,945$50.45$1,258,475.25View SEC Filing  
2/17/2015Anthony T SkiadasSVPSell2,708$49.02$132,746.16View SEC Filing  
2/12/2015Daniel S MeadCEOSell24,898$49.70$1,237,430.60View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,791$50.10$139,829.10View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$48.92$145,096.72View SEC Filing  
7/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$51.00$151,266.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,966$49.39$146,490.74View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Randal S MilchEVPSell2,965$49.42$146,530.30View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,822$46.10$130,094.20View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$46.70$131,834.10View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Marni WaldenEVPSell8,048$46.31$372,702.88View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$47.06$132,850.38View SEC Filing  
1/22/2014Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$47.47$134,007.81View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Randal MilchEVPSell2,823$50.35$142,138.05View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Hugh PriceDirectorSell7,798$49.90$389,120.20View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Chart for Tuesday, August, 30, 2016

Last Updated on 8/30/2016 by Staff