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NYSE:VZ

Verizon Communications Stock Forecast, Price & News

$51.51
+0.09 (+0.18%)
(As of 07/6/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$51.13
$51.89
50-Day Range
$46.23
$52.09
52-Week Range
$45.55
$56.85
Volume
14.87 million shs
Average Volume
23.69 million shs
Market Capitalization
$216.32 billion
P/E Ratio
10.00
Dividend Yield
4.98%
Price Target
$57.14

Verizon Communications MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.9% Upside
$57.14 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.85% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.95
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.72mentions of Verizon Communications in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.33 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.08%
From $5.39 to $5.61 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.73 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

52nd out of 936 stocks

Telephone Communication, Except Radio Industry

2nd out of 46 stocks

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About Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Stock

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers communications, technology, 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, and other wireless-enabled connected devices comprising smart watches. It also provides residential fixed connectivity solutions, such as internet, video, and voice services; and sells network access to mobile virtual network operators. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 115 million wireless retail connections, 7 million wireline 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 and video services, unified communications and collaboration tools, and customer contact center solutions. This segment also offers a suite of management and data security services; domestic and global voice and data solutions, such as voice calling, messaging services, conferencing, contact center solutions, and private line and data access networks; customer premises equipment; installation, maintenance, and site services; and Internet of Things products and services. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 27 million wireless retail postpaid connections and 477 thousand wireline broadband connections. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

VZ Stock News Headlines

Verizon, AT&T delay some 5G service over airlines' concerns
Verizon and AT&T won't power up some wireless towers near airports until next summer to give airlines more time to make sure the new service won't interfere with planes
Former Lawyer Went From $50K To $5.3M Trading Options
Slaving away for 70 hrs a week as a lawyer in Chicago, I was miserable. I ran into guys who worked the trading floor at the local exchange. I began trading the same way they did. I started out with $50K (much more than I needed, actually). I grew my $50K into $5.3M
Former Lawyer Went From $50K To $5.3M Trading Options
Slaving away for 70 hrs a week as a lawyer in Chicago, I was miserable. I ran into guys who worked the trading floor at the local exchange. I began trading the same way they did. I started out with $50K (much more than I needed, actually). I grew my $50K into $5.3M
Top Analyst Reports for Visa, JPMorgan & Verizon
AT&T, Verizon Raise Prices and Test Consumer Budgets
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/2 Dividend
4/07/2022
Last Earnings
4/22/2022
Dividend Payable
5/02/2022
Today
7/06/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/1 Dividend
7/07/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
7/22/2022
Dividend Payable
8/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$57.14
High Stock Price Forecast
$71.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$44.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13333333333333
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$22.07 billion
Pretax Margin
21.17%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$133.61 billion
Cash Flow
$9.17 per share
Book Value
$19.82 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
4,199,644,000
Free Float
4,198,804,000
Market Cap
$216.32 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.40

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Verizon Communications Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Verizon Communications stock right now?

15 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, 11 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings 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 is Verizon Communications' stock price forecast for 2022?

15 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Verizon Communications' shares. Their VZ stock forecasts range from $44.00 to $71.00. On average, they predict Verizon Communications' share price to reach $57.14 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price.
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How has Verizon Communications' stock performed in 2022?

Verizon Communications' stock was trading at $51.96 at the beginning of the year. Since then, VZ stock has decreased by 0.9% and is now trading at $51.51.
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When is Verizon Communications' next earnings date?

Verizon Communications is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 22nd 2022.
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How can I listen to Verizon Communications' earnings call?

Verizon Communications will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 22nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 22nd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35. The cell phone carrier earned $33.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $33.61 billion. Verizon Communications had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 28.15% and a net margin of 15.93%. The company's revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.31 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 Tuesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Friday, July 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Monday, August 1st. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 7th.
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Is Verizon Communications a good dividend stock?

Verizon Communications(NYSE:VZ) pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.98%. 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 18 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Verizon Communications is 49.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Verizon Communications will have a dividend payout ratio of 45.63% next year. This indicates that Verizon Communications will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Verizon Communications issued on next quarter's earnings?

Verizon Communications updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.400-$5.400 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.450. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

Who are Verizon Communications' key executives?

Verizon Communications' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Hans E. Vestberg, Chairman & CEO (Age 57, Pay $5.84M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Matthew D. Ellis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51, Pay $2.59M)
  • Mr. Kyle Malady, Exec. VP, Pres of Global Networks & Technology (Age 54, Pay $2.42M)
  • Ms. Tamara A. Erwin, Exec. VP & CEO of Verizon Bus. (Age 57, Pay $2.34M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Craig L. Silliman, Exec. VP & Chief Admin., Legal and Public Policy Officer (Age 54) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Brady Connor, Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James J. Gerace, Sr. VP & Chief Communications Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. Diego Scotti, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 49)
  • Ms. Samantha Hammock, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 43)
  • Ms. Magda N. Yrizarry, Sr. VP and Chief Talent & Diversity Officer

What is Hans Vestberg's approval rating as Verizon Communications' CEO?

1,639 employees have rated Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg on Glassdoor.com. Hans Vestberg has an approval rating of 83% among Verizon Communications' employees.

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), 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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.01%), Park National Corp OH (0.00%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.00%), Bard Financial Services Inc. (0.00%), Sage Capital Advisors llc (0.00%) and Centre Asset Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Verizon Communications 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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Which institutional investors are selling Verizon Communications stock?

VZ stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Park National Corp OH, Pensionfund Sabic, Enterprise Bank & Trust Co, Chemung Canal Trust Co., Sterling Investment Management LLC, Vigilant Capital Management LLC, Hikari Power Ltd, and E&G Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last two years include Craig L Silliman, Kumara Guru Gowrappan, and Tami A Erwin.
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Which institutional investors are buying Verizon Communications stock?

VZ stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Investment Advisors LLC, Bard Financial Services Inc., Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC, GoalVest Advisory LLC, Centre Asset Management LLC, Nexus Investment Management ULC, Somerset Trust Co, and Adirondack Trust Co..
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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.
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What is Verizon Communications' stock price today?

One share of VZ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.51.

How much money does Verizon Communications make?

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) has a market capitalization of $216.32 billion and generates $133.61 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $22.07 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.15 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Verizon Communications have?

Verizon Communications 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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When was Verizon Communications founded?

Verizon Communications was founded in 1983.

How can I contact Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications' mailing address is 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The official website for Verizon Communications 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 7/6/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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