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Verizon Communications - VZ Competitors

$39.34
-0.47 (-1.18%)
(As of 10/5/2022 02:04 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$38.88
$39.60
50-Day Range
$37.97
$46.26
52-Week Range
$37.95
$55.51
Volume
562,228 shs
Average Volume
22.69 million shs
Market Capitalization
$165.22 billion
P/E Ratio
7.88
Dividend Yield
6.54%
Price Target
$54.39

VZ vs. T, AMX, ORCL, CSCO, TMUS, ASML, CRM, TXN, AVGO, and ADBE

Should you be buying Verizon Communications stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Verizon Communications include AT&T (T), América Móvil (AMX), Oracle (ORCL), Cisco Systems (CSCO), T-Mobile US (TMUS), ASML (ASML), Salesforce (CRM), Texas Instruments (TXN), Broadcom (AVGO), and Adobe (ADBE). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Verizon Communications vs.

AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, community ranking, earnings, media sentiment and risk.

Verizon Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AT&T. AT&T is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Verizon Communications, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AT&T$168.86 billion0.67$20.08 billion$2.725.86
Verizon Communications$133.61 billion1.23$22.07 billion$4.997.85

Verizon Communications has a net margin of 15.48% compared to AT&T's net margin of 13.41%. Verizon Communications' return on equity of 26.95% beat AT&T's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AT&T 13.41% 13.11% 4.28%
Verizon Communications 15.48% 26.95% 6.19%

AT&T has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

AT&T presently has a consensus target price of $23.29, indicating a potential upside of 46.04%. Verizon Communications has a consensus target price of $54.39, indicating a potential upside of 38.78%. Given AT&T's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe AT&T is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AT&T
0 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.41
Verizon Communications
2 Sell rating(s)
14 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.10

AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.0%. Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. AT&T pays out 40.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verizon Communications pays out 51.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Verizon Communications has raised its dividend for 17 consecutive years. AT&T is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

52.9% of AT&T shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of AT&T shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Verizon Communications had 16 more articles in the media than AT&T. MarketBeat recorded 27 mentions for Verizon Communications and 11 mentions for AT&T. AT&T's average media sentiment score of 0.16 beat Verizon Communications' score of 0.00 indicating that AT&T is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
AT&T
0 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Verizon Communications
3 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
2 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

AT&T received 315 more outperform votes than Verizon Communications when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 68.79% of users gave AT&T an outperform vote while only 59.45% of users gave Verizon Communications an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
AT&TOutperform Votes
1391
68.79%
Underperform Votes
631
31.21%
Verizon CommunicationsOutperform Votes
1076
59.45%
Underperform Votes
734
40.55%

Summary

AT&T beats Verizon Communications on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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VZ vs. The Competition

MetricVerizon CommunicationsTelephone communication, except radio IndustryComputer SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$164.59B$17.08B$11.55B$12.69B
Dividend Yield6.54%4.69%4.47%4.07%
P/E Ratio7.857.71333.3615.17
Price / Sales1.2311.92706.8224.16
Price / Cash4.267.1546.1935.84
Price / Book1.981.6913.039.95
Net Income$22.07B$1.84B$765.45M$871.63M
7 Day Performance-0.51%1.74%1.57%2.40%
1 Month Performance-5.11%-7.21%-4.10%-4.69%
1 Year Performance-28.10%-23.66%103.53%-18.27%

Verizon Communications Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
T
AT&T
2.957 of 5 stars
$15.34
-1.2%
$23.29
+51.9%
-41.0%$110.67B$168.86B5.64203,000Dividend Announcement
AMX
América Móvil
3.0658 of 5 stars
$16.47
-3.1%
$20.73
+25.9%
-3.5%$54.28B$42.20B5.62181,205
ORCL
Oracle
3.2414 of 5 stars
$61.07
-0.5%
$88.67
+45.2%
-26.4%$165.54B$42.44B29.08143,000
CSCO
Cisco Systems
3.3232 of 5 stars
$40.00
-1.4%
$53.68
+34.2%
-22.9%$166.70B$51.56B14.1826,000Short Interest ↑
TMUS
T-Mobile US
3.0838 of 5 stars
$134.17
-0.3%
$170.81
+27.3%
+13.6%$168.84B$80.12B97.9375,000
ASML
ASML
3.1693 of 5 stars
$415.35
-2.9%
$708.10
+70.5%
-34.8%$175.29B$21.29B23.8832,016
CRM
Salesforce
2.7684 of 5 stars
$143.84
-2.0%
$236.84
+64.7%
-42.5%$146.81B$26.49B266.3773,541Insider Selling
Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
TXN
Texas Instruments
2.6648 of 5 stars
$154.78
-2.3%
$182.19
+17.7%
-13.3%$144.78B$18.34B16.9331,000
AVGO
Broadcom
3.6573 of 5 stars
$444.01
-1.4%
$675.33
+52.1%
+0.8%$182.30B$27.45B19.2020,000Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
ADBE
Adobe
3.1386 of 5 stars
$275.20
-1.1%
$427.11
+55.2%
-47.2%$129.36B$15.79B27.1425,988Short Interest ↓
This page (NYSE:VZ) was last updated on 10/5/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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