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Verizon Communications - VZ Stock Forecast, Price & News

$41.51
-0.32 (-0.77%)
(As of 02/3/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$41.14
$41.97
50-Day Range
$36.89
$42.19
52-Week Range
$34.55
$55.51
Volume
18.29 million shs
Average Volume
23.37 million shs
Market Capitalization
$174.33 billion
P/E Ratio
8.20
Dividend Yield
6.26%
Price Target
$47.63

Verizon Communications MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.21 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.7% Upside
$47.63 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.04% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.95
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.44mentions of Verizon Communications in the last 14 days
Based on 35 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
3.62%
From $4.70 to $4.87 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.93 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

26th out of 610 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

2nd out of 26 stocks

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About Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Stock

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.



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VZ Stock News Headlines

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Cash Holders STILL Aren't Taking Steps to Prepare
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VZ Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/1 Dividend
1/09/2023
Last Earnings
1/24/2023
Dividend Payable
2/01/2023
Today
2/03/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/28/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-Industry
Integrated Telecommunication Services
CUSIP
92343V10
Employees
118,400
Year Founded
1983

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$47.63
High Stock Price Forecast
$64.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$37.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.21
Research Coverage
19 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$21.26 billion
Pretax Margin
20.66%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$136.84 billion
Cash Flow
$9.20 per share
Book Value
$22.02 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,199,820,000
Free Float
4,195,617,000
Market Cap
$174.33 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.38

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Key Executives

  • Hans Erik VestbergHans Erik Vestberg
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Matthew D. EllisMatthew D. Ellis
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Kyle J. Malady
    EVP & President-Global Networks & Technology
  • Shankar Arumugavelu
    Global Chief Information Officer
  • Craig SillimanCraig Silliman
    Chief Administrative Officer & Executive VP













VZ Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verizon Communications stock right now?

19 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" VZ shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in VZ, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Verizon Communications' stock price forecast for 2023?

19 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Verizon Communications' shares. Their VZ share price forecasts range from $37.00 to $64.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $47.63 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have VZ shares performed in 2023?

Verizon Communications' stock was trading at $39.40 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, VZ stock has increased by 4.7% and is now trading at $41.26.
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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 15th, there was short interest totaling 43,750,000 shares, an increase of 24.1% from the December 31st total of 35,240,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 24,540,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days.
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When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, April 28th 2023.
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How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 24th. The cell phone carrier reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.01. The cell phone carrier earned $35.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $35.14 billion. Verizon Communications had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.60% and a net margin of 15.53%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.31 earnings per share.
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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 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.6525 per share on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $2.61 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 9th.
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Is Verizon Communications a good dividend stock?

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) pays an annual dividend of $2.61 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.26%. 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 18 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 51.58%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, VZ will have a dividend payout ratio of 53.59% 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 2023 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.55-$4.85 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.99. 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).

What is Verizon Communications' stock symbol?

Verizon Communications trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VZ."

Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders?

Verizon Communications' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.31%), State of Michigan Retirement System (0.19%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.18%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.17%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.10%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Craig L Silliman, Hans Erik Vestberg, Kumara Guru Gowrappan 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Verizon Communications' stock price today?

One share of VZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $41.26.

How much money does Verizon Communications make?

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has a market capitalization of $173.28 billion and generates $136.84 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $21.26 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.06 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Verizon Communications have?

The company employs 118,400 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications' mailing address is 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The official website for the company is www.verizon.com. The cell phone carrier can be reached via phone at (212) 395-1000, via email at michael.stefanski@verizon.com, or via fax at 212-571-1897.

This page (NYSE:VZ) was last updated on 2/3/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff