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NYSE:VZVerizon Communications Stock Price, Forecast & News

$54.49
+0.55 (+1.02 %)
(As of 07/10/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$53.84
Now: $54.49
$54.58
50-Day Range
$53.16
MA: $55.68
$58.09
52-Week Range
$48.84
Now: $54.49
$62.22
Volume15.65 million shs
Average Volume16.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$225.48 billion
P/E Ratio12.30
Dividend Yield4.51%
Beta0.45
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. This segment also provides wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, wearables, and tablets and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2018, it had 118.0 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.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.2Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.63 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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

Employees135,000
Outstanding Shares4,138,000,000
Market Cap$225.48 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Verizon Communications' stock was trading at $54.83 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, VZ shares have decreased by 0.6% and is now trading at $54.49. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Verizon Communications?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 14 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Verizon Communications.

When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date?

Verizon Communications is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 24th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Verizon Communications.

How can I listen to Verizon Communications' earnings call?

Verizon Communications will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 24th 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 Friday, April, 24th. The cell phone carrier reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.04. The cell phone carrier earned $31.81 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.37 billion. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 14.00% and a return on equity of 33.26%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS. View Verizon Communications' earnings history.

How often does Verizon Communications pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.615 per share on Monday, August 3rd. This represents a $2.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 9th. View Verizon Communications' dividend history.

How will Verizon Communications' stock buyback program work?

Verizon Communications declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 6th 2020, which allows the company to buyback 100,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Verizon Communications updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Friday, April, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 4.71-4.91 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.86.

What price target have analysts set for VZ?

21 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Verizon Communications' stock. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate Verizon Communications' stock price to reach $61.61 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Verizon Communications.

Has Verizon Communications been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about VZ stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verizon Communications earned a coverage optimism score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the cell phone carrier a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news about Verizon Communications.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE), NVIDIA (NVDA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are Verizon Communications' key executives?

Verizon Communications' management team includes the following 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)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.09%), Hexavest Inc. (0.04%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC (0.01%) and Park National Corp OH (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.

Which institutional investors are selling Verizon Communications stock?

VZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Hexavest Inc., 6 Meridian, Sanders Morris Harris LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., HNP Capital LLC, and Park National Corp OH. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, and Tami A Erwin. View insider buying and selling activity 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Canandaigua National Corp, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Cox Capital Mgt LLC, Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Richard P Slaughter Associates Inc, Bath Savings Trust Co, and Clarius Group LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $54.49.

How big of a company is Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $225.48 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 135,000 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 7/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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