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NYSE:VZ

Verizon Communications Stock Forecast, Price & News

$57.27
+0.01 (+0.02 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$57.05
Now: $57.27
$57.51
50-Day Range
$57.04
MA: $59.13
$61.74
52-Week Range
$48.84
Now: $57.27
$61.95
Volume13.03 million shs
Average Volume19.02 million shs
Market Capitalization$236.99 billion
P/E Ratio12.42
Dividend Yield4.38%
Beta0.44
Verizon Communications Inc. offers communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide. Its Consumer segment provides postpaid and prepaid service plans; Internet access on notebook computers and tablets; wireless equipment, including smartphones and other handsets; and wireless-enabled Internet devices, such as tablets, laptop computers and netbooks, and other wireless-enabled connected devices, such as smart watches and other wearables. It also provides residential fixed connectivity solutions, including Internet, video, and voice services; and sells network access to mobile virtual network operators. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 95 million wireless retail connections, 6 million broadband connections, and 4 million Fios video connections. The company's Business segment provides network connectivity products, including private networking, private cloud connectivity, virtual and software defined networking, and Internet access services; and Internet protocol-based voice services, unified communications and collaboration tools, and customer contact center solutions. It also offers a suite of management and data security services; domestic and global voice and data solutions, including voice calling, messaging services, conferencing, contact center solutions, and private line and data access networks; customer premises equipment; installation, maintenance, and site services; and IoT products and services. This segment had 25 million wireless retail postpaid connections and 489 thousand broadband connections. The company has strategic partnerships with HERE Technologies and Dignitas; Emory Healthcare to develop and test 5G Ultra Wideband-enabled use cases; and BuzzFeed. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.43 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

9th out of 1,517 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

2nd out of 89 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services
CUSIP92343V10
Phone212-395-1000
Employees133,200

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$131.87 billion
Cash Flow$8.85 per share
Book Value$15.19 per share

Profitability

Net Income$19.27 billion

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares4,138,094,000
Market Cap$236.99 billion
Next Earnings Date1/26/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$57.27
+0.01 (+0.02 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Verizon Communications' stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Verizon Communications' stock was trading at $54.83 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, VZ shares have increased by 4.5% and is now trading at $57.27.
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Is Verizon Communications a buy right now?

21 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 12 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Verizon Communications stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than Verizon Communications?

Wall Street analysts have given Verizon Communications a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Verizon Communications wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Verizon Communications' CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Verizon Communications CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Verizon Communications' employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date?

Verizon Communications is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 26th 2021.
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How can I listen to Verizon Communications' earnings call?

Verizon Communications will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 26th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 21st. The cell phone carrier reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.03. The cell phone carrier earned $31.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.60 billion. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 14.76% and a return on equity of 32.15%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.25 EPS.
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How often does Verizon Communications pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, January 8th will be given a dividend of $0.6275 per share on Monday, February 1st. This represents a $2.51 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 7th.
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Is Verizon Communications a good dividend stock?

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.38%. VZ has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Verizon Communications has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Verizon Communications is 52.18%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Verizon Communications will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.81% next year. This indicates that Verizon Communications will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Verizon Communications' stock buyback program work?

Verizon Communications announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for VZ?

21 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Verizon Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate Verizon Communications' stock price to reach $61.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price.
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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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Pfizer (PFE), The Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), AbbVie (ABBV) and The Home Depot (HD).

Who are Verizon Communications' key executives?

Verizon Communications' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Hans E. Vestberg, Chairman & CEO (Age 56, Pay $6.1M)
  • Mr. Matthew D. Ellis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50, Pay $2.75M)
  • Ms. Tami A. Erwin, Exec. VP & Group CEO of Verizon Bus. Group (Age 56, Pay $2.48M)
  • Mr. Ronan J. Dunne, Exec. VP & Group CEO of Verizon Consumer Group (Age 58, Pay $2.95M)
  • Mr. K. Guru Gowrappan, Exec. VP & Group CEO of Verizon Media Group (Age 40, Pay $2.79M)
  • Mr. Kyle Malady, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 53)
  • Ms. Rathi Murthy, Chief Technology Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Craig L. Silliman, Exec. VP & Chief Admin., Legal and Public Policy Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brady Connor, Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James J. Gerace, Sr. VP & Chief Communications Officer (Age 57)

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.03%), Bartlett & Co. LLC (0.02%), Kestra Advisory Services LLC (0.02%) and RNC Capital Management LLC (0.01%). 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
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Which major investors are selling Verizon Communications stock?

VZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scharf Investments LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Hexavest Inc., Boston Trust Walden Corp, Park National Corp OH, Transform Wealth LLC, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas, and Craig L Silliman.
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Which major investors are buying Verizon Communications stock?

VZ stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Kestra Advisory Services LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Liberty Capital Management Inc., Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Centre Asset Management LLC, Oak Harvest Investment Services, and Journey Advisory Group LLC.
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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 WeBull, 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 $57.27.

How big of a company is Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $236.99 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 133,200 workers across the globe.

What is Verizon Communications' official website?

The official website for Verizon Communications is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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