In this daily bar chart of VZ, below, I can see that prices have weakened the past 12 months. VZ is trading below the negatively sloped 50-day moving average line and below the negatively sloped 200-day moving average line.
The trading volume has been more active in the past three months but the On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line shows an up and down pattern. A steady rise in the OBV line is what technical analysts will be looking for.
The trend-following Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator shows some improvement in August but remains below the zero line and far from an outright buy signal.