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Volume860,563 shs
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Market Capitalization$238.13 billion
P/E Ratio12.48
Dividend Yield4.37%
Beta0.44

Competitors

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Vs. T, CHL, AMX, BCE, ORAN, and TEF

Should you be buying VZ stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "telephone communication, except radio" are considered alternatives and competitors to Verizon Communications, including AT&T (T), China Mobile (CHL), América Móvil (AMX), BCE (BCE), Orange (ORAN), and Telefónica (TEF).

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 contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for AT&T and Verizon Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
AT&T441002.33
Verizon Communications011702.39

AT&T currently has a consensus price target of $31.3889, indicating a potential upside of 4.73%. Verizon Communications has a consensus price target of $62.0556, indicating a potential upside of 7.89%. Given Verizon Communications' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than AT&T.

Dividends

AT&T pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. AT&T pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% 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. AT&T has increased its dividend for 37 consecutive years and Verizon Communications has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. AT&T is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.2% of AT&T shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of AT&T shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AT&T and Verizon Communications' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
AT&T$181.19 billion1.18$13.90 billion$3.578.39
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96

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.

Volatility and Risk

AT&T has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AT&T and Verizon Communications' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
AT&T6.42%12.27%4.42%
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%

Summary

Verizon Communications beats AT&T on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and China Mobile, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications011702.39
China Mobile10102.00

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $62.0556, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. China Mobile has a consensus price target of $49.00, suggesting a potential upside of 78.12%. Given China Mobile's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe China Mobile is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. China Mobile pays an annual dividend of $1.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. China Mobile pays out 47.8% 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 increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. China Mobile is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.9% of China Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and China Mobile's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96
China Mobile$107.14 billion1.05$15.43 billion$3.727.40

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

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Verizon Communications and China Mobile's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%
China MobileN/AN/AN/A

Summary

Verizon Communications beats China Mobile on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and América Móvil (NYSE:AMX) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and América Móvil, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications011702.39
América Móvil03402.57

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $62.0556, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. América Móvil has a consensus price target of $12.1667, suggesting a potential downside of 13.40%. Given Verizon Communications' higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than América Móvil.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. América Móvil pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. América Móvil pays out 34.9% 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 increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years. Verizon Communications is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.4% of América Móvil shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of América Móvil shares are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and América Móvil's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96
América Móvil$52.35 billion0.88$3.59 billion$1.0613.25

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

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, América Móvil has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Verizon Communications and América Móvil's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%
América Móvil2.73%12.08%1.65%

Summary

Verizon Communications beats América Móvil on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and BCE, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications011702.39
BCE08202.20

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $62.0556, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. BCE has a consensus price target of $57.9444, suggesting a potential upside of 25.12%. Given BCE's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe BCE is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. BCE pays an annual dividend of $2.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BCE pays out 99.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Verizon Communications has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and BCE has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.0% of BCE shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of BCE shares are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and BCE's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96
BCE$18.06 billion2.32$2.40 billion$2.6417.54

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

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BCE has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Verizon Communications and BCE's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%
BCE10.21%16.12%4.61%

Summary

Verizon Communications beats BCE on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Orange (NYSE:ORAN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and Orange, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications011702.39
Orange04202.33

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $62.0556, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. Given Verizon Communications' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than Orange.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Orange pays an annual dividend of $0.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Orange pays out 62.3% 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 increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Orange shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and Orange's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96
Orange$47.31 billion0.70$3.37 billion$1.1410.87

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

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orange has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Verizon Communications and Orange's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%
OrangeN/AN/AN/A

Summary

Verizon Communications beats Orange on 16 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and Telefónica, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications011702.39
Telefónica210302.07

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $62.0556, suggesting a potential upside of 7.89%. Telefónica has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.93%. Given Telefónica's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Telefónica is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telefónica has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Verizon Communications and Telefónica's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.76%32.15%6.87%
Telefónica1.01%14.31%2.68%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.9% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of Telefónica shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Telefónica shares are owned by 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.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. Telefónica pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Verizon Communications pays out 52.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Telefónica pays out 46.6% 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 increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years and Telefónica has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Telefónica is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and Telefónica's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.81$19.27 billion$4.8111.96
Telefónica$54.24 billion0.44$1.28 billion$0.736.29

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

Summary

Verizon Communications beats Telefónica on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Verizon Communications Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
AT&T logo
T
AT&T
2.3$29.97+0.2%$214.24 billion$181.19 billion19.72
China Mobile logo
CHL
China Mobile
2.2$27.51+0.0%$112.66 billion$107.14 billion7.40
América Móvil logo
AMX
América Móvil
1.9$14.05+0.7%$45.67 billion$52.35 billion35.13
BCE logo
BCE
BCE
1.9$46.31+0.2%$41.81 billion$18.06 billion24.76
Orange logo
ORAN
Orange
1.8$12.39+0.9%$33.23 billion$47.31 billion10.87
Telefónica logo
TEF
Telefónica
2.0$4.59+0.4%$23.73 billion$54.24 billion114.78
Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk logo
TLK
Perusahaan Perseroan (Persero) PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk
0.9$22.99+0.1%$22.79 billion$9.49 billion17.29
The Liberty SiriusXM Group logo
LSXMA
The Liberty SiriusXM Group
1.0$46.53+0.4%$15.79 billion$7.79 billion64.63
Lumen Technologies logo
LUMN
Lumen Technologies
1.7$12.83+0.1%$14.06 billion$22.40 billion10.78
Telefônica Brasil logo
VIV
Telefônica Brasil
2.0$7.95+0.6%$13.34 billion$10.98 billion14.20
The Liberty SiriusXM Group logo
LSXMK
The Liberty SiriusXM Group
1.7$46.57+0.6%$10.73 billion$7.79 billion64.68
KT logo
KT
KT
0.8$12.28+0.1%$6.03 billion$20.72 billion11.48
PLDT logo
PHI
PLDT
1.5$25.69+1.2%$5.62 billion$3.32 billion10.84
TIM logo
TIMB
TIM
1.5$11.06+0.0%$5.36 billion$4.22 billion13.01News Coverage
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. logo
TKC
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
1.8$4.55+3.7%$4.15 billion$3.75 billion7.11
Vonage logo
VG
Vonage
1.2$12.59+1.7%$3.08 billion$1.19 billion-125.89
Telephone and Data Systems logo
TDS
Telephone and Data Systems
2.1$23.48+1.1%$2.66 billion$5.18 billion12.29
Shenandoah Telecommunications logo
SHEN
Shenandoah Telecommunications
1.4$49.40+0.8%$2.45 billion$633.91 million27.14Analyst Revision
Telecom Argentina logo
TEO
Telecom Argentina
1.9$5.15+1.9%$2.26 billion$4.00 billion17.76News Coverage
The Liberty Braves Group logo
BATRK
The Liberty Braves Group
1.0$28.97+0.2%$1.18 billion$476 million-9.96
Anterix logo
ATEX
Anterix
1.5$46.46+0.5%$813.18 million$1.56 million0.00
Cincinnati Bell logo
CBB
Cincinnati Bell
1.0$15.40+0.1%$784.51 million$1.54 billion-9.62
ATN International logo
ATNI
ATN International
1.4$48.53+0.5%$768.03 million$438.72 million-242.65
IDT logo
IDT
IDT
0.9$22.92+1.9%$578.56 million$1.35 billion19.10
Consolidated Communications logo
CNSL
Consolidated Communications
1.3$6.55+0.0%$519.24 million$1.34 billion12.36
Atento logo
ATTO
Atento
0.8$22.30+0.8%$331.76 million$1.71 billion-5.86
Alaska Communications Systems Group logo
ALSK
Alaska Communications Systems Group
1.1$3.29+0.3%$177.46 million$231.69 million19.35News Coverage
Crexendo logo
CXDO
Crexendo
1.6$6.47+2.9%$119.03 million$14.44 million107.85Gap Down
GTT Communications logo
GTT
GTT Communications
1.8$1.74+1.7%$104.11 million$1.73 billion-0.61
Otelco logo
OTEL
Otelco
0.8$11.74+0.2%$40.05 million$62.77 million5.87High Trading Volume
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