Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

58.07
0.37 0.64
NYSE
Prev Close 57.70
Open 57.56
Day Low/High 57.54 / 57.91
52 Wk Low/High 48.84 / 61.95
Volume 13.34M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 4140.00B
Market Cap 238.88B
P/E Ratio 12.97
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

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The Market's Stairway to Heaven

* Like Led Zeppelin's iconic and mystical 1971 song, the market's advance has become almost an imbedded religious experience now * Buy the classics - the classic laggards (like ViacomCBS, Discovery and Amazon) * Rock on for now while the music is st...

Minding Mr. Market -- a Good Day for the Laggards

* Another win for the bulls   Though I remain negative on the major Indexes, I thought the market did an exceptional job of keeping the outsized gains of the last few trading sessions today.   * Market breadth was about 5-3 positive as measured by t...

Looking at Laggards

* On the long side  While I find few stocks that meet my standard for selection (long) at current prices, here are some ideas:  * Amazon appears to have successfully moved above an important technical milestone at he price of $3100. The company's #s...

Some Trading and Investing Ideas

* What to do now  I continue to like ViacomCBS and Discovery as long trade rentals.  I liked yesterday's pin action in Verizon , Walmart , and Twitter .  And I would invest in all three at current prices - on the long side.  I still like Schwab  and...

There Is No Market Leadership

* Slowly, but very surely, prior market leaders have crashed * At times, markets can churn when leadership is unclear or non existent * But, given current high valuations, a more ominous market outcome seems more likely * Consider "Uncle" Bob Farrel...

You Done Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

"You keep on stompin' And my heart is on the floor..." - Lewis Gizzard, You Done Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat  In yesterday's opening missive, "The Market Is a Hard Dog to Keep Under the Porch," I argued that the U.S. stock market ...

Assessing the Damage

My Takeaways * The damage today was broad-based * I ended the day with a medium-sized net short exposure (down from very large at the beginning of the day) * Banks may have had a buying climax today * Tech (especially of a speculative-kind) remains ...

Verizon

Verizon getting jiggy.  

Recommended Reading - Let's Call Sarge!

Sarge has a very thoughtful column about Verizon that is a must read!   I share Sarge's optimism and agree with him on a possible valuation reset.  And I also share the reward vs. risk calculus.

Verizon: The Risk Is to the Upside

Verizon: The Risk Is to the Upside

There is potential to turn VZ from a stable telecom into a 'growthy' type name.

A Look at My Revised Book

A lot of activity today. A real lot. If you can't follow (which is understandable!) I am left with the following:  Longs: Verizon VZ, Bank of America , Citigroup , JPMorgan , Wells Fargo , , Shorts: Bonds, Homebuilders, Hilton , Hyatt , Twitter , Di...

Verizon Pops on Buffett Buying but Is the Strength Sustainable?

Verizon Pops on Buffett Buying but Is the Strength Sustainable?

I am open to a purchase of VZ but the charts have to show me a lot of improvement.

Does Warren Buffett's Verizon Buy Make Sense?

Does Warren Buffett's Verizon Buy Make Sense?

Upon hearing of Buffett's latest moves, I pulled up the charts. What I found was a little surprising.

Bitcoin Stampede, Buying Gold and Silver, Buffett's Stock Moves, Palantir

Bitcoin Stampede, Buying Gold and Silver, Buffett's Stock Moves, Palantir

The acceptance by corporate America and the rest of corporate earth certainly makes knocking bitcoin off of its pedestal more difficult.

Buffett and Berkshire Get Busy

* Verizon and Chevron purchased, banks and gold sold * None of these portfolio moves surprised me - but some might surprise the markets Warren Buffett pulled down his cash position a bit and got more busy in the latest reporting period.   Notably:  ...

Can You Hear Buffett Now?

"Just one more thing." -- Lt. Columbo Berkshire Hathaway has accumulated nearly 150 million shares of Verizon according to this afternoon's 13F filing. The shares are trading +$1.60/share or about +3% in the after hours. More tomorrow.

Verizon

Picking at Verizon now.

Verizon Has Corrected Down Towards an Area Where Buyers Emerge

Verizon Has Corrected Down Towards an Area Where Buyers Emerge

Here's where investors could look to be buyers of VZ.

5 Funds for a Diversified Approach to Tech Investing

5 Funds for a Diversified Approach to Tech Investing

Thes tech-related funds offer diversified exposure to high growth markets including AI, cloud computing and 5G.

Morning Bids and Shorts

Bidding for the following longs this morning: Walmart , Verizon , and . Offering the following shorts this morning: Disney , Tesla , Carvana , Peloton , Plug Power , , and . __________  Long WMT (large), SLV (large), GLD (large), VZ (large). Short T...

Several Stock Bids

I am bidding for the following stocks on the long side now: and .  I am offering the following stocks on the short side now: , , , , , homebuilders, and . __________ Long WMT, VZ (large), Short CNVA, PTON, ARKK (large), PLUG, Homebuilders (large), T...

Verizon Update

* VZ is a conservative holding with a secure dividend  Though Verizon's shares have recently declined, I thought the company's 4Q was solid, slightly beating expectations while providing an above consensus forecast for the next 12 months, even in th...

Why Am I Long Verizon? Why Am I Long AT&T? Here's Why

Why Am I Long Verizon? Why Am I Long AT&T? Here's Why

AT&T's earnings showed some good, some bad and some ugly.

Subscriber Comment of the Day

On Verizon :  frdgrouper1 jesusishere  he should respond but I will instead. This is Morgan's commentary: 4Q20 Earnings: EPS Beats By 5c, But Phone Net Adds Falls Short; 2021 Guidance Solid (+) EPS beats by3c,FCF higher. Adjusted EPS of $1.21 beat b...

Verizon Earnings

Verizon had a weak response to the EPS report.  I have been busy this morning and haven't had a chance to review it carefully or go over the conference call.  That's tonite's homework.  

Youth Gone Wild, The Swarm of Individual Traders, GameStop, Melvin Capital

Youth Gone Wild, The Swarm of Individual Traders, GameStop, Melvin Capital

As a trader who at times takes short positions, I don't know whether to stand up and applaud this group or to fear them.

Now Large Sized in Verizon

Besides moving back long banks, I added to my long .  

General Electric Isn't Out of the Woods Yet, Here's How I'd Trade it

General Electric Isn't Out of the Woods Yet, Here's How I'd Trade it

GE remains a cash flow based story, but I see two negatives.