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$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

Competitors

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

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), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), BCE (BCE), Orange (ORAN), and China Telecom (CHA).

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.7% of AT&T shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of AT&T shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AT&T has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. AT&T pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AT&T pays out 58.3% 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 15 consecutive years and AT&T has increased its dividend for 35 consecutive years. AT&T is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Verizon Communications and AT&T, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications014612.38
AT&T2141102.33

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus target price of $61.6111, indicating a potential upside of 13.07%. AT&T has a consensus target price of $36.0625, indicating a potential upside of 19.69%. Given AT&T's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AT&T is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Verizon Communications and AT&T's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33
AT&T$181.19 billion1.19$13.90 billion$3.578.44

Verizon Communications has higher earnings, but lower revenue 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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%
AT&T8.05%13.27%4.76%

Summary

Verizon Communications beats AT&T on 10 of the 17 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 better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33
China Mobile$107.14 billion1.36$15.43 billion$3.729.60

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.

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 Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%
China MobileN/AN/AN/A

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications014612.38
China Mobile01302.75

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus target price of $61.6111, indicating a potential upside of 13.07%. Given Verizon Communications' higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than China Mobile.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.2% of China Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. China Mobile pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. China Mobile pays out 53.8% 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 15 consecutive years and China Mobile has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

Verizon Communications beats China Mobile on 15 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE:AMX) and Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.2% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and Verizon Communications' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L1.97%8.36%1.25%
Verizon Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%

Volatility and Risk

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and Verizon Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L01202.67
Verizon Communications014612.38

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential downside of 27.48%. Verizon Communications has a consensus target price of $61.6111, indicating a potential upside of 13.07%. Given Verizon Communications' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L.

Dividends

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% 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. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Verizon Communications has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years. Verizon Communications is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and Verizon Communications' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L$52.35 billion0.78$3.59 billion$1.0611.71
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33

Verizon Communications has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L. Verizon Communications is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Verizon Communications beats America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L on 13 of the 18 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 better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BCE has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. BCE pays an annual dividend of $2.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.0%. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. BCE pays out 92.8% 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 15 consecutive years and BCE has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

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 Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%
BCE12.63%18.24%5.22%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.6% of BCE shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of BCE shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Verizon Communications and BCE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications014612.38
BCE24402.20

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $61.6111, indicating a potential upside of 13.07%. BCE has a consensus price target of $61.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.32%. Given BCE's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BCE is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Earnings and Valuation

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 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33
BCE$18.06 billion2.03$2.40 billion$2.6415.37

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.

Summary

Verizon Communications beats BCE on 13 of the 18 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 contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orange has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Orange pays an annual dividend of $0.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Orange pays out 29.8% 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 raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years and Orange has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Verizon Communications is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

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 Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%
OrangeN/AN/AN/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.0% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Verizon Communications and Orange, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications014612.38
Orange14602.45

Verizon Communications currently has a consensus price target of $61.6111, suggesting a potential upside of 13.07%. Orange has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.48%. Given Orange's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Orange is more favorable than Verizon Communications.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33
Orange$47.31 billion0.66$3.37 billion$1.1410.36

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.

Summary

Verizon Communications beats Orange on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Verizon Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. China Telecom pays an annual dividend of $1.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Verizon Communications pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. China Telecom pays out 40.3% 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 15 consecutive years and China Telecom has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. China Telecom is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Verizon Communications and China Telecom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Verizon Communications014612.38
China Telecom00503.00

Verizon Communications presently has a consensus target price of $61.6111, suggesting a potential upside of 13.07%. Given Verizon Communications' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Verizon Communications is more favorable than China Telecom.

Volatility & Risk

Verizon Communications has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Telecom has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.5% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of China Telecom shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Verizon Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Verizon Communications14.00%33.26%6.99%
China TelecomN/AN/AN/A

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verizon Communications$131.87 billion1.71$19.27 billion$4.8111.33
China Telecom$53.35 billion0.45$2.97 billion$3.608.31

Verizon Communications has higher revenue and earnings than China Telecom. China Telecom 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 China Telecom on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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AT&T logo
T
AT&T
3.3$30.13+2.0%$216.43 billion$181.19 billion15.29
China Mobile logo
CHL
China Mobile
1.6$35.70+1.3%$146.19 billion$107.14 billion9.60
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L logo
AMX
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L
1.7$12.41+0.9%$40.97 billion$52.35 billion41.37
BCE logo
BCE
BCE
1.8$40.58+0.6%$36.70 billion$18.06 billion16.36
Orange logo
ORAN
Orange
2.1$11.81+0.8%$31.42 billion$47.31 billion10.36
China Telecom logo
CHA
China Telecom
1.6$29.93+1.4%$24.22 billion$53.35 billion8.31
Telefonica logo
TEF
Telefonica
1.6$4.59+2.0%$23.83 billion$54.24 billion51.00
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TLK
Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn
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Telefonica Brasil logo
VIV
Telefonica Brasil
1.5$9.12+1.5%$15.40 billion$10.98 billion13.82
Centurylink logo
CTL
Centurylink
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Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B logo
LSXMB
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LSXMA
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A
1.4$33.81+0.4%$10.60 billion$7.79 billion17.61
GCI Liberty logo
GLIBA
GCI Liberty
1.5$73.33+1.0%$7.76 billion$894.73 million12.41
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LSXMK
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C
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TSU
TIM Participacoes
2.1$13.99+1.2%$6.77 billion$4.22 billion7.69
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PHI
PLDT
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TKC
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
1.7$5.72+0.9%$5.03 billion$3.75 billion12.71
KT logo
KT
KT
2.3$9.91+1.1%$4.86 billion$20.72 billion9.26
Telecom Argentina logo
TEO
Telecom Argentina
1.2$9.53+2.2%$4.10 billion$4.00 billion-38.12
Shenandoah Telecommunications logo
SHEN
Shenandoah Telecommunications
1.7$49.94+2.4%$2.49 billion$633.91 million45.82
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VG
Vonage
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TDS
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ATNI
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CNSL
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ALSK
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ATTO
Atento
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OTEL
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This page was last updated on 7/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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