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

$57.12
-0.87 (-1.50 %)
(As of 02/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$56.86
Now: $57.12
$58.40
50-Day Range
$57.91
MA: $59.28
$60.70
52-Week Range
$54.26
Now: $57.12
$62.22
Volume19.38 million shs
Average Volume13.94 million shs
Market Capitalization$236.24 billion
P/E Ratio12.28
Dividend Yield4.24%
Beta0.51
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; international travel wireless services; and network access services to deliver various Internet of Things products and services, as well as offers digital advertising and digital media services platforms. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIP92343V10
Phone212-395-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.87 billion
Cash Flow$8.68 per share
Book Value$15.19 per share

Profitability

Net Income$19.27 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees144,500
Outstanding Shares4,135,784,000
Market Cap$236.24 billion
Next Earnings Date4/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Friday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.615 per share on Monday, February 3rd. This represents a $2.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 9th. View Verizon Communications' Dividend History.

How will Verizon Communications' stock buyback program work?

Verizon Communications declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 6th 2020, which authorizes the company to buyback 100,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, January, 30th. The cell phone carrier reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.02. The cell phone carrier earned $34.78 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.62 billion. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 33.39% and a net margin of 14.61%. Verizon Communications's revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.12 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, April 28th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications.

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

Verizon Communications issued an update on its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 4.91-5.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.94.

What price target have analysts set for VZ?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Verizon Communications' stock. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate Verizon Communications' share price to reach $63.69 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verizon Communications.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verizon Communications?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Verizon Communications.

Has Verizon Communications been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VZ stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of 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 -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the cell phone carrier a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Verizon Communications.

Are investors shorting Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,370,000 shares, a decline of 11.1% from the January 15th total of 38,660,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,620,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.0 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Verizon Communications' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Verizon Communications' key competitors?

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), General Electric (GE), Alibaba Group (BABA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), AbbVie (ABBV), Altria Group (MO), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and Ford Motor (F).

Who are Verizon Communications' key executives?

Verizon Communications' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Hans E. Vestberg, Chairman & CEO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Matthew D. Ellis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Marc Christopher Reed, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ronan J. Dunne, Exec. VP & Group CEO of Verizon Consumer (Age 56)
  • Mr. K. Guru Gowrappan, Exec. VP & Group CEO of Verizon Media (Age 38)

Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders?

Verizon Communications' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.97%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.51%), Capital World Investors (1.24%), FMR LLC (1.08%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.02%) and Capital Research Global Investors (0.74%). Company insiders that own Verizon Communications stock include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Lowell C Mcadam and Tami A Erwin. 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, CI Investments Inc., Boston Partners, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Lowell C Mcadam and Tami A Erwin. 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 Parnassus Investments CA, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Geode Capital Management LLC, Sanders Capital LLC, Coastal Bridge Advisors LLC, FMR LLC and State Street Corp. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Verizon Communications' stock price today?

One share of VZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.12.

How big of a company is Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $236.24 billion and generates $131.87 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $19.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.81 on an earnings per share basis. Verizon Communications employs 144,500 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Verizon Communications.

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:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,018 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,328 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,346
MarketBeat'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 2/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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