NYSE:VZ - Verizon Communications Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $58.94 +0.28 (+0.48 %) (As of 11/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$58.66Today's Range$58.41 - $59.3252-Week Range$43.97 - $59.40Volume18.05 million shsAverage Volume16.05 million shsMarket Capitalization$242.39 billionP/E Ratio15.76Dividend Yield4.10%Beta0.46 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 Ratio1.90 Current Ratio0.97 Quick Ratio0.93 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.76 Forward P/E Ratio12.57 P/E Growth2.55 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$126.03 billion Price / Sales1.93 Cash Flow$7.9327 per share Price / Cash7.43 Book Value$13.59 per share Price / Book4.34 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.74 Net Income$30.10 billion Net Margins24.71% Return on Equity35.50% Return on Assets6.98% Miscellaneous Employees155,400 Outstanding Shares4,127,960,000Market Cap$242.39 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.6025 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $2.41 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date 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 has authorized a share repurchase plan 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically 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) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) 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 analyst estimates of $32.45 billion. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 24.71% and a return on equity of 35.50%. The company's revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.98 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, January 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications. What price target have analysts set for VZ? 22 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Verizon Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Verizon Communications' share price to reach $55.8421 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Verizon Communications. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verizon Communications? 22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Verizon Communications. Has Verizon Communications been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VZ stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verizon Communications earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the cell phone carrier a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,458,626 shares, an increase of 15.8% from the September 28th total of 33,213,396 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,532,156 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's shares 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), BCE (BCE), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), BT Group (BT), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), Telenor ASA (TELNY), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK) and Telstra (TLSYY). 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.69%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.41%), Capital World Investors (1.74%), FMR LLC (1.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.34%) and Capital International Investors (1.04%). 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 major investors are selling Verizon Communications stock? VZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, FMR LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Toronto Dominion Bank. 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 major investors are buying Verizon Communications stock? VZ stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Capital International Investors, Capital World Investors, BlackRock Inc., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Sanders Capital LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P. and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. 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 $58.94. How big of a company is Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $242.39 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: 907 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,026 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,933MarketBeat'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 11/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is Preferred Stock Different from Common Stock?