NYSE:VZ - Verizon Communications Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.59 +0.18 (+0.35 %) (As of 07/17/2018 05:26 AM ET)Previous Close$51.41Today's Range$51.13 - $51.7252-Week Range$43.20 - $54.77Volume9.63 million shsAverage Volume16.51 million shsMarket Capitalization$212.22 billionP/E Ratio13.79Dividend Yield4.61%Beta0.65 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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; multimedia, business-focused, and location-based services, as well as international travel services; and network access services to deliver various Internet of Things products and services. This segment also provides wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, wearables, and tablets and other Internet access devices. As of December 31, 2017, it had 116.3 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. Receive VZ News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VZ and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Telephone communication, except radio Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNYSE:VZ CUSIP92343V10 Webwww.verizon.com Phone212-395-1000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.15 Current Ratio0.98 Quick Ratio0.94 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.79 Forward P/E Ratio11.26 P/E Growth1.78 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$126.03 billion Price / Sales1.69 Cash Flow$7.9369 per share Price / Cash6.50 Book Value$10.95 per share Price / Book4.71 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.74 Net Income$30.10 billion Net Margins24.37% Return on Equity42.62% Return on Assets6.30% Miscellaneous Employees155,400 Outstanding Shares4,127,960,000Market Cap$212,218.63 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 Thursday, June 7th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.59 per share on Wednesday, August 1st. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 9th. View Verizon Communications' Dividend History. How will Verizon Communications' stock buyback program work? Verizon Communications declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 100,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Verizon Communications' earnings last quarter? Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The cell phone carrier reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.11 by $0.06. The cell phone carrier earned $31.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $31.25 billion. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 42.62% and a net margin of 24.37%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.95 earnings per share. 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, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Verizon Communications. What price target have analysts set for VZ? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Verizon Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $63.00. On average, they expect Verizon Communications' stock price to reach $54.8421 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Verizon Communications. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Verizon Communications? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Verizon Communications in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." What are Wall Street analysts saying about Verizon Communications stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Verizon Communications stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Verizon continues to struggle in a highly competitive and saturated wireless market, where spectrum crunch has become a major issue. Losses in wireline access lines, higher marketing costs of promotional plans and competitive video market remain major impediments. Verizon’s wireline division is struggling with persistent losses in access lines owing to competitive pressure from VoIP service providers and aggressive triple-play offerings by cable companies. Adoption of several unlimited data plans have resulted in a reduction of wireless service revenues and average revenue per user. All these are likely to weigh on the company’s revenues and margins. However, the company’s plan to launch 5G wireless broadband services in selected U.S. cities in 2018, in order to boost its market presence, remains well on track. The stock has also outperformed the industry in the past six months on an average." (6/30/2018) 2. Macquarie analysts commented, "We model 4Q/’18 postpaid net adds of 711k/1.6m driven by churn of 1.04%/1.03%. We expect continued pressure on postpaid ARPA through 4Q, but at a lesser magnitude of decline. 5G is a priority as management believes the standards will be set by year-end. Verizon used proceeds from its wireline/data center sales to invest in mmWave spectrum/fiber assets, while partnerships with Ericsson, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Intel are also bearing fruit. Data around its 5G trials in 11 markets should come in 4Q, but its goal of launching a fixed wireless offering in ’18 remains. Ahead of the ‘18/’19 auction, we expect Verizon will continue to secure spectrum/fiber assets. #2 Net video losses of 18k stemmed from competitive pressures and a continued shift to traditional linear/OTT." (10/22/2017) Are investors shorting Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 36,172,920 shares, an increase of 10.8% from the June 15th total of 32,652,914 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 19,490,393 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Verizon Communications' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Verizon Communications' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Verizon Communications include AT&T (T), SOFTBANK Corp/ADR (SFTBY), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTTYY), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), Telefonica (TEF), Orange (ORAN), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), BCE (BCE), China Telecom (CHA), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), Telenor ASA (TELNY), BT Group (BT), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK), Telstra (TLSYY) and Swisscom (SCMWY). Who are Verizon Communications' key executives? Verizon Communications' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman & CEO (Age 63)Mr. Hans E. Vestberg, Exec. VP, Pres of Global Networks, CTO & Director (Age 53)Mr. Matthew D. Ellis, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. John G. Stratton, Exec. VP (Age 56)Mr. Marc Christopher Reed, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 59) Has Verizon Communications been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about VZ stock has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verizon Communications earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 45.15 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are Verizon Communications' major shareholders? Verizon Communications' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), Hexavest Inc. (0.13%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.09%), Swedbank (0.07%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%) and Hamlin Capital Management LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Verizon Communications stock include Anthony T Skiadas, Craig L Silliman, Marni M Walden and Roger Gurnani. 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 NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Bank of Montreal Can, Hexavest Inc., Rathbone Brothers plc, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Bremer Trust National Association and Atria Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold Verizon Communications company stock in the last year include Anthony T Skiadas and Craig L Silliman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verizon Communications. Which major investors are buying Verizon Communications stock? VZ stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hamlin Capital Management LLC, DnB Asset Management AS, Sabal Trust CO, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Clinton Group Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Park National Corp OH and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. 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 $51.59. How big of a company is Verizon Communications? Verizon Communications has a market capitalization of $212.22 billion and generates $126.03 billion in revenue each year. The cell phone carrier earns $30.10 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.74 on an earnings per share basis. Verizon Communications employs 155,400 workers across the globe. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 798 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 952 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,750MarketBeat'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 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does RSI mean?