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

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$55.85 -1.23 (-2.15 %)
(As of 04/26/2019 04:24 AM ET)
Previous Close$57.08
Today's Range$55.75 - $56.90
52-Week Range$46.08 - $61.58
Volume17.22 million shs
Average Volume14.66 million shs
Market Capitalization$230.55 billion
P/E Ratio11.86
Dividend Yield4.22%
Beta0.51
Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. It operates through Wireless and Wireline segments. The Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, which are provided to consumer, business, and government customers. The Wireline segment offers broadband video and data; corporate networking solutions; data center and cloud services; security and managed network services; and local and long distance voice services. It also offers voice, data and video services and solutions. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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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$130.86 billion
Cash Flow$8.7266 per share
Book Value$13.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income$15.53 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees144,500
Outstanding Shares4,127,964,000
Market Cap$230.55 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2019 (Estimated)
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 Monday, March 11th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.6025 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $2.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.32%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 9th. View Verizon Communications' Dividend History.

How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.03. The cell phone carrier earned $32.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $32.13 billion. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 12.20% and a return on equity of 35.40%. The company's revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.17 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, July 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications.

What price target have analysts set for VZ?

13 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Verizon Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Verizon Communications' share price to reach $57.2408 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Verizon Communications.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verizon Communications?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 5 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?

Media headlines about VZ stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Verizon Communications earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the cell phone carrier a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 28,056,519 shares, a drop of 27.4% from the March 29th total of 38,658,321 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,108,249 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Currently, 0.7% 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), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), Pfizer (PFE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Walt Disney (DIS) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are Verizon Communications' key executives?

Verizon Communications' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Hans Erik Vestberg, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • David Small, Executive Vice President-Global Field Operations
  • Matthew D. Ellis, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Kyle J. Malady, Chief Network Operations & Technology Officer
  • Nicola Palmer, Head-Technology & Product Development

Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders?

Verizon Communications' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include PGGM Investments (0.09%), Hexavest Inc. (0.08%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.07%), Railway Pension Investments Ltd (0.06%) and Ellis Investment Partners LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own Verizon Communications stock include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Lowell C Mcadam and Marni M Walden. 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 Hexavest Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, RNC Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Barometer Capital Management Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Swarthmore Group Inc. and Denali Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman and Lowell C Mcadam. 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 Railway Pension Investments Ltd, Ellis Investment Partners LLC, PGGM Investments, Pacer Advisors Inc., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Ronna Sue Cohen and Altfest L J & Co. Inc.. 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 $55.85.

How big of a company is Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $230.55 billion and generates $130.86 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $15.53 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.71 on an earnings per share basis. Verizon Communications employs 144,500 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:  938 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,113 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,051
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 4/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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