NYSE:VZ - Verizon Communications Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $57.21 +2.23 (+4.06 %) (As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$54.98Today's Range$56.09 - $57.4752-Week Range$43.97 - $57.47Volume29.27 million shsAverage Volume15.78 million shsMarket Capitalization$226.63 billionP/E Ratio15.30Dividend Yield4.39%Beta0.71 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company's Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services; Internet access on various notebook computers and tablets; multimedia, business-focused, and location-based services, as well as international travel services; and network access services to deliver various Internet of Things products and services. This segment also provides wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, wearables, and tablets and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2017, it had 116.3 million retail connections. Its Wireline segment offers traditional circuit-based network products and services; networking solutions, comprising private Internet protocol (IP), Ethernet, and software-defined wide area network, as well as cyber security services; local exchange, regional, long distance, and toll-free calling services; voice messaging and conferencing services; and workforce productivity and customer contact center solutions, as well as residential fixed connectivity solutions, including Internet, TV, and voice services under the Fios brand name. This segment also provides premises equipment, as well as installation, maintenance, and site services; data, voice, local dial tone, and broadband services primarily to local, long distance, and wireless carriers; voice and networking products, Fios services, IP networking, voice solutions, security, and managed information technology services for small and medium businesses, state and local governments, and educational institutions; and security and managed network services. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Receive VZ News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VZ and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Telephone communication, except radio Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:VZ Previous Symbol CUSIP92343V10 Webwww.verizon.com Phone212-395-1000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.04 Current Ratio0.96 Quick Ratio0.92 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.30 Forward P/E Ratio12.28 P/E Growth2.18 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$126.03 billion Price / Sales1.87 Cash Flow$8.2435 per share Price / Cash6.94 Book Value$10.95 per share Price / Book5.22 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.74 Net Income$30.10 billion Net Margins23.88% Return on Equity38.62% Return on Assets6.65% Miscellaneous Employees155,400 Outstanding Shares4,127,960,000Market Cap$226.63 billion OptionableOptionable Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Frequently Asked Questions What is Verizon Communications' stock symbol? Verizon Communications trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VZ." How often does Verizon Communications pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.6025 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $2.41 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 9th. This is a positive change from Verizon Communications's previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. View Verizon Communications' Dividend History. How will Verizon Communications' stock buyback program work? Verizon Communications announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter? Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.03. The cell phone carrier earned $32.61 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.45 billion. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 38.62% and a net margin of 23.88%. Verizon Communications's revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 EPS. View Verizon Communications' Earnings History. When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date? Verizon Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications. What price target have analysts set for VZ? 21 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Verizon Communications' shares. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Verizon Communications' share price to reach $55.2778 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verizon Communications. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verizon Communications? 21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Verizon Communications. Are investors shorting Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications saw a decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 33,213,396 shares, a decline of 20.8% from the September 14th total of 41,943,759 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 17,272,860 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Verizon Communications' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Verizon Communications' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verizon Communications include China Mobile (CHL), AT&T (T), SoftBank Group (SFTBY), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTTYY), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), Orange (ORAN), Telefonica (TEF), China Telecom (CHA), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), BCE (BCE), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), BT Group (BT), Telenor ASA (TELNY), Telstra (TLSYY) and Sprint (S). Who are Verizon Communications' key executives? Verizon Communications' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Hans E. Vestberg, CEO & Director (Age 53)Mr. Matthew D. Ellis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. Kyle J. Malady, Acting CTO & Chief Network Operations OfficerMr. Marc Christopher Reed, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 59)Mr. Craig L. Silliman, Exec. VP of Public Policy, Gen. Counsel & Strategic Policy Adviser (Age 50) Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders? Verizon Communications' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (0.14%), Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.11%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.09%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.09%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.07%). Company insiders that own Verizon Communications stock include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Marni M Walden and Roger Gurnani. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verizon Communications. Which institutional investors are selling Verizon Communications stock? VZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Strs Ohio, Rathbone Brothers plc, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Texas Permanent School Fund, Swedbank and Tributary Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas and Craig L Silliman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verizon Communications. Which institutional investors are buying Verizon Communications stock? VZ stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Barometer Capital Management Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Aperio Group LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp and Foundry Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verizon Communications. How do I buy shares of Verizon Communications? Shares of VZ can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Verizon Communications' stock price today? One share of VZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.21. How big of a company is Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $226.63 billion and generates $126.03 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $30.10 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.74 on an earnings per share basis. Verizon Communications employs 155,400 workers across the globe. What is Verizon Communications' official website? The official website for Verizon Communications is http://www.verizon.com. How can I contact Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications' mailing address is 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The cell phone carrier can be reached via phone at 212-395-1000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Verizon Communications (NYSE VZ)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 893 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,010 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,903MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Verizon Communications and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VZ will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VZ will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a conference call?