NYSE:VZ - Verizon Communications Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$54.92 +0.02 (+0.04 %)
(As of 10/22/2018 12:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.90
Today's Range$54.61 - $55.25
52-Week Range$43.97 - $55.90
Volume625,518 shs
Average Volume15.76 million shs
Market Capitalization$226.63 billion
P/E Ratio14.64
Dividend Yield4.39%
Beta0.71
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNYSE:VZ
CUSIP92343V10
Phone212-395-1000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.04
Current Ratio0.96
Quick Ratio0.92

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio14.64
Forward P/E Ratio11.79
P/E Growth2.18

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$126.03 billion
Price / Sales1.80
Cash Flow$7.9135 per share
Price / Cash6.94
Book Value$10.95 per share
Price / Book5.02

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 Shares4,127,960,000
Market Cap$226.63 billion

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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 9th. This is an increase 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 approved a share repurchase program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) released its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 24th. The cell phone carrier reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.06. The cell phone carrier had revenue of $32.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.78 billion. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 38.62% and a net margin of 23.88%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.96 earnings per share. 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.

How can I listen to Verizon Communications' earnings call?

Verizon Communications will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8884553018.

What price target have analysts set for VZ?

21 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Verizon Communications' shares. Their predictions range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Verizon Communications' stock price to reach $55.2778 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price. 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 decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 33,213,396 shares, a decrease 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 company are short sold. View Verizon Communications' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Verizon Communications' key competitors?

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 Officer
  • Mr. 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (0.14%), Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.09%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.07%) and Strs Ohio (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, Swedbank, Tributary Capital Management LLC, Hamlin Capital Management LLC and Deprince Race & Zollo Inc.. 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 bought 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, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Foundry Partners LLC and First Hawaiian Bank. 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 $54.9550.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  890 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  1,009 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  1,899
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This page was last updated on 10/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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