Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

54.03
0.74 1.30
NYSE : Communications
Prev Close 54.77
Open 54.65
Day Low/High 53.75 / 54.65
52 Wk Low/High 48.84 / 62.22
Volume 9.51M
Avg Volume 16.06M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 4.14B
Market Cap 227.76B
EPS 4.70
P/E Ratio 11.84
Div & Yield 2.46 (4.43%)

Latest News

Just When You Think 2020 Couldn't Possibly Get More Surreal It Does

Florida and Texas announced they are suspending alcohol sales at bars & restaurants to try to address the recent increases in Covid-19 cases as these states reopen their economies. So, we are going to take away the biggest margin business at any res...

Use DRIPs to Build a Socially Responsible Portfolio

Use DRIPs to Build a Socially Responsible Portfolio

Many quality companies that fit into the socially responsible investing camp offer direct-purchase plans, allowing investors an easy way to build an SRI portfolio.

The Long and the Short of It

* After "playing" the rally off of the March lows (with plenty of longs) I have recently (again) gotten net short of exposure To summarize some my recent activity: * I took off numerous investment longs (for profits) into the rally -- including , , ...

15 Stocks That Will Support the Coming Infrastructure Buildout

15 Stocks That Will Support the Coming Infrastructure Buildout

We are talking about a finessed, intelligent approach to what we see happening in real time.

The Fed

* An ideal short selling entry point lies ahead There was an over reaction - that continues this morning in the futures market - to the Fed's purchase of corporate bonds which was previously explicitly announced. There was no new money announced, ju...

Should We Pull the Trigger on These 4 Names Following Pullbacks?

Should We Pull the Trigger on These 4 Names Following Pullbacks?

Let's look at American Airlines, Boeing, Verizon and Beyond Meat.

Why the Markets Could Be Vulnerable

* Fundamental concerns and weakening technical signs might be converging now In the last few weeks and days I have eliminated all my equity investments in my personal pension plan, I have personally shorted S&P futures (at 3202 Monday night), I have...

Don't Count on HBO Max to See a Reception Like Disney+'s

Don't Count on HBO Max to See a Reception Like Disney+'s

Though possessing a good content library, HBO Max's pricing and device support work against it, as do a couple other things.

Here's the Headline Story at AT&T These Days

Here's the Headline Story at AT&T These Days

It's about HBO Max, what to do with DirecTV, and the sustainable dividend yield.

Tough Call for Verizon

Tough Call for Verizon

VZ is on top of an important support decision, and let's check on the chart of Walmart.

Verizon Could Be Calling You Soon From Lower Price Levels

Verizon Could Be Calling You Soon From Lower Price Levels

Let's stand aside on VZ for a couple of weeks to see how things develop.

VIAC and GOOGL Expand Their Distribution Relationship

Besides the earnings beat (which looks clean), the most important factor in the ViacomCBS release is the expanded distribution agreement with Alphabet .   I continue to believe that VIAC is a logical fit with a number of companies - including Google...

Dealing With a Broadening List of Uncertainties

* A further look at Warren Buffett's actions suggests that there are more uncertainties today regarding the trajectory of economic and profit growth than existed in March, 2009 * Stocks may have a short term bias slightly higher (bearsh positioning,...

4 Favorite Wireless Stocks That Tower Above the Rest

4 Favorite Wireless Stocks That Tower Above the Rest

Telecom stocks stand out for their resilience and 5G is also likely to be the biggest story in the market after this crisis abates.

Amid the Crisis, This Tech Stock Should Keep Its Dividend Strong

Amid the Crisis, This Tech Stock Should Keep Its Dividend Strong

Here's why Qualcomm -- with its 3.5% annualized yield -- should remain on its dividend-increasing flight path.

Chinese 5G Phone Sales a Bright Spot as Smartphone Demand Drops

Chinese 5G Phone Sales a Bright Spot as Smartphone Demand Drops

Two major Chinese carriers have reported strong 5G subscriber growth this week. That could be a silver lining for mobile chip suppliers during a tough time.

My Thoughts on Verizon

My Thoughts on Verizon

I'm here for what I see as a relatively safe 4.3% yield in an unsafe environment for dividend yields. But there is an investment opportunity.

Saving the Service Economy, Gilead Trials and Intel's Earnings: Market Recon

Saving the Service Economy, Gilead Trials and Intel's Earnings: Market Recon

More government funding is approved to fight Covid-19 layoffs, Gilead sells off on early reports around China trials and Intel announces earnings.

Hanging Up on Verizon

* VZ is no longer a compelling buy and is now back to pre crash levels * There should be no rush to sell VZ but I find more compelling buys elsewhere * Ringing the cash register On March 17th I established a trading long rental in Verizon (at around...

The Week Ahead: Jobless Claims, PMI Data and 35 Key Earnings Reports to Watch

The Week Ahead: Jobless Claims, PMI Data and 35 Key Earnings Reports to Watch

More than 450 quarterly reports are on tap, including 105 S&P 500 constituents.

So Fetch!

Recent buys, (+$5, +4.5%), (+$1.25, +3.5%), and (+$1.30, +1.4%) hitting on all cylinders today as we move towards the close of trading - at an intraday high.

New Buy (and Short) Levels

* My revised levels I don't want there to be any ambiguity about the size of my positions or about my buy and short levels as I strive for as much transparency as possible. "When the time comes to buy, you won't want to." --Walter Deemer "When the t...

Market Review, Adapting to Change, Notes on 4 Stocks, Trading Gilead Sciences

Market Review, Adapting to Change, Notes on 4 Stocks, Trading Gilead Sciences

Over the past month, 3 sectors have revealed themselves as market leaders: Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Staples.

A Day to Stay Disciplined, Focused and Unemotional

* I reduced my net long exposure today from large to medium-sized * I based my move on the large (+19%) and abrupt 10-day market advance from the lows that has taken the S&P close to its "fair market value" and that had reduced the upside/downside e...

Upside Reward Narrows - Reducing Portfolio Net Long Exposure

In response to the S&P Index approaching my "fair market value" (of 2800), and in light of the magnitude of the move from about 2185 to 2750, I have made the following moves this morning: * I have reduced my very large position to medium-sized * I h...

Questions Answered

To respond to some questions from subscribers, I have no current plans to sell recent purchases of and (+18% since purchased about a week ago). These are investments and not trades. I feel the same way about , and . Again, remember I am planning on ...

Selling TROW

I have just sold my trading long rental for a nice gain. This follows the profitable sales of and recently. That day, I also purchased and - despite the sharp gains (particularly in Procter), I am holding on to these.

Updating Some Trades and Investments

Back in mid-March I established five new long positions: Mar 17, 2020 ' 01:01 PM EDT DOUG KASS 5 New Long Positions In addition to materially adding to existing longs, I have established new long positions (some are trades, other investments) in the...