Short Report on Verizon Communications Stock

Verizon Communications logged a 0.2% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $36.09 per share. The S&P 500 index moved -0.0%. VZ's trading volume is 13,009,417 compared to the stock's average volume of 22,607,168.

Verizon Communications trades -0.01% away from its average analyst target price of $36.09 per share. The 22 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $28.5 to $44.12, and on average have given Verizon Communications a rating of hold.

Anyone interested in buying VZ should be aware of the facts below:

  • Verizon Communications has moved -4.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 15.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 4.97, Verizon Communications has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • VZ has a forward P/E ratio of 8.5 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $4.26 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 16.96 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Verizon Communications is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 1.55 compared to its sector average of 3.12

  • Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, technology, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide.

  • Based in New York, the company has 110,500 full time employees and a market cap of $151.7 Billion. Verizon Communications currently returns an annual dividend yield of 7.3%.

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