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Verizon Communications (VZ) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$40.66
-0.07 (-0.17%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$40.46
$41.15
50-Day Range
$37.30
$42.49
52-Week Range
$30.14
$43.21
Volume
15.23 million shs
Average Volume
17.19 million shs
Market Capitalization
$170.95 billion
P/E Ratio
14.73
Dividend Yield
6.54%
Price Target
$44.00

Verizon Communications MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
8.2% Upside
$44.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.20% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.95
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.49mentions of Verizon Communications in the last 14 days
Based on 45 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.62 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.61%
From $4.60 to $4.72 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.62 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

73rd out of 582 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

2nd out of 19 stocks

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About Verizon Communications Stock (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. is the US's largest provider of mobile and telephone services. It has its roots in the original Bell system and is one of only 3 “baby Bells” to exist today. The company was spun off from the original Bell network as Bell Atlantic when it was split into 7 companies in 1984. The original home range was from New Jersey to Virginia but, ironically, shortly after the split the baby bells, including Bell Atlantic, began to merge together in order to expand their territories.

Bell Atlantic acquired NYNEX, another baby Bell, in a move that expanded operations into New York and New England. MCI was also added, expanding the long-distance services, then the company acquired until-then independent operator GTE and became a national carrier. The company changed its name to Verizon following the GTE merger and it is a blend of the Latin word veritas which means Truth and Horizon.

Over the years, Verizon has expanded its territory and its offerings to include mobile, internet and entertainment. Among the more notable were the purchase and merging of AOL and Yahoo! which were later spun off in a sale to Apollo Global Management. Among the more important changes the company has made was to sell off its land-based wirelines. Verizon began selling off its land-based wirelines in 2005 in order to focus more fully on mobile and Internet technology.

Today, Verizon offers communications, information technology, and entertainment products to consumers globally. The company operates in 2 key segments that include Consumer and Business. The Consumer segment provides wireless connectivity, internet access for mobile devices, and wireless and mobile devices including those for the IoT. As of the end of the year 2021, the company laid claim to more than 143 million retail subscribers and was the largest mobile provider by almost 30%.

The Business segment provides connectivity at the enterprise level that includes mobile, networking, Internet access, VOIP and video, security and IoT. As of 2021, this segment had more than 27 million wireless and 477,000 broadband connections. Both the Consumer and Business segments are being upgraded to the 5G protocol. At the end of 2022 more than 175 million users were covered by the service.

Verizon is the US's 24th largest company by revenue and a member of both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company has paid a dividend every quarter since it went public in 2000 and had increased the payment for 18 consecutive years as of 2022.



VZ Stock Price History

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Verizon’s network remains fully operational
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/1 Dividend
1/09/2024
Last Earnings
1/23/2024
Dividend Payable
2/01/2024
Today
2/25/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-Industry
Integrated Telecommunication Services
CUSIP
92343V10
Employees
105,400
Year Founded
1983

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$44.00
High Stock Price Target
$50.00
Low Stock Price Target
$36.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+8.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.57
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$11.61 billion
Pretax Margin
12.68%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$133.97 billion
Cash Flow
$8.92 per share
Book Value
$22.31 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,204,270,000
Free Float
4,203,431,000
Market Cap
$170.95 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.43

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VZ Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verizon Communications stock right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" VZ shares.
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What is Verizon Communications' stock price target for 2024?

14 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Verizon Communications' shares. Their VZ share price targets range from $36.00 to $50.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $44.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have VZ shares performed in 2024?

Verizon Communications' stock was trading at $37.70 at the start of the year. Since then, VZ stock has increased by 7.9% and is now trading at $40.66.
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Are investors shorting Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 50,340,000 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the January 15th total of 45,620,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 21,340,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days.
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When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
View our VZ earnings forecast
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How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08. The cell phone carrier had revenue of $35.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.60 billion. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 8.67% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.71%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.19 EPS.
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How often does Verizon Communications pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.665 per share on Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.54%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 9th.
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Is Verizon Communications a good dividend stock?

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) pays an annual dividend of $2.66 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.54%. VZ has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 96.38%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, VZ will have a dividend payout ratio of 56.36% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for VZ.

What guidance has Verizon Communications issued on next quarter's earnings?

Verizon Communications updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of 4.500-4.700 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 4.590. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Hans Vestberg's approval rating as Verizon Communications' CEO?

1,639 employees have rated Verizon Communications Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg on Glassdoor.com. Hans Vestberg has an approval rating of 83% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Verizon Communications own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Verizon Communications investors own include AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and Home Depot (HD).

Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders?

Verizon Communications' stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.33%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (2.21%), Norges Bank (1.19%), Northern Trust Corp (1.00%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.89%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.84%). Insiders that own company stock include Craig L Silliman, Craig L Silliman, Hans Erik Vestberg, Joseph J Russo, Kumara Guru Gowrappan, Kyle Malady, Samantha Hammock and Tami A Erwin.
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How do I buy shares of Verizon Communications?

Shares of VZ stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Verizon Communications have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Verizon Communications: AOL, AirTouch Cellular Inc., Alltel, Alltel Corporation, BAMS Communications LLC, Blue Jeans Network, BlueJeans Network, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellco Partnership, CloudSwitch, Complex, EdgeCast Networks, FleetMatics, GTE, GTE Wireless LLC, Hughes Telematics, Inceptor, Incubed IT, Jaunt, LQD WiFi, MCI Communications, MCI Communications Services LLC, Moment, Niddel, ProtectWise, Qwest Wireless Spectrum (Network Assets), Senion, Sensity Systems, Skyward, SocialRadar, Straight Path Communications, Telogis, Terremark Worldwide, TracFone Wireless, UpLynk, Verizon Americas LLC, Verizon Avenue, Verizon Business Network Services LLC, Verizon Delaware LLC, Verizon International Business Ventures Inc., Verizon International Inc., Verizon Maryland LLC, Verizon New England Inc., Verizon New Jersey Inc., Verizon New York Inc., Verizon Pennsylvania LLC, Verizon Ventures LLC, Verizon Virginia LLC, Vessel, Vidder, Volicon, WideOpenWest - Fiber-Optic Network, XO Communications, Yahoo!, and go90.
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This page (NYSE:VZ) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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