Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)

VZ (NYSE:Telecommunications) EQUITY
pos +0.15
Today's Range: 49.74 - 50.08 | VZ Avg Daily Volume: 14,585,500
Last Update: 12/05/16 - 11:53 AM EST
Volume: 3,647,993
YTD Performance: 7.96%
Open: $49.74
Previous Close: $49.81
52 Week Range: $43.79 - $56.95
Oustanding Shares: 4,076,633,952
Market Cap: 203,301,735,186
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for VZ
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 7 7 5 5
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 3
Hold 14 14 14 14
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.52 2.52 2.65 2.63
Latest Dividend: 0.58
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.63%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/05/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.54
Price Earnings Comparisons:
VZ Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.54 11.30 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.53% 9.59% 0.56%
Revenue 3.60 0.10 0.04
Net Income 53.70 0.70 0.20
EPS 80.60 13.10 1.40
Earnings for VZ:
Revenue 131.62B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.90 $1.04 $3.92 $4.04
Number of Analysts 13 4 15 17
High Estimate $0.94 $1.07 $3.98 $4.15
Low Estimate $0.87 $0.99 $3.90 $3.73
Prior Year $0.89 $1.06 $3.99 $3.92
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 1.64% -2.12% -1.82% 3.19%
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