Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

56.40
NYSE : Communications
Prev Close 55.78
Day Low/High 55.54 / 56.46
52 Wk Low/High 48.84 / 62.22
Avg Volume 21.62M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 4.14B
Market Cap 230.82B
EPS 4.70
P/E Ratio 12.00
Div & Yield 2.46 (4.27%)

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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...

From the Street of Dreams

Several moves in stocks I am involved with: * MKM upgrades with a $64/share price target. (The shares are +$2 or +4%)  * Goldman place on its Best Ideas List with a $61/share price target. (The share are down by-1%). * Keefe upgraded with a $120/sha...

Less Pontification, More Bottom-Up Ideas

* Will be forthcoming... At all times, but particularly during a crisis, circulating bottom-up investment ideas is of paramount importance. Don't get me wrong, a market view is very important - and so is the analytical discussion surrounding that ma...

Not Even Dividend Aristocrats and Kings Are Immune to Covid-19 Cuts

Not Even Dividend Aristocrats and Kings Are Immune to Covid-19 Cuts

Investors are wise to take a wait-and-see approach amid store closures, furloughs, social distancing and other measures in response to the outbreak.

Managing Volatility, Watching Jobless Claims and Trading Notes

Managing Volatility, Watching Jobless Claims and Trading Notes

Profiting from Zoom, adding to Verizon and watching Microsoft as we wait for data on employment and how the fiscal support bill will play out.

Updating New Buys

Over the last few days I have established new positions in , , , , , , ,  , , , , and some other more speculative investments. I also initiated a long S&P futures position which I will jettison on an extension of this rally (if it occurs).

I See a Smorgasbord of Possible 'Generational' Opportunities: Constructing an Investment Portfolio for the Next 1-3 Years

* Before you read this opening missive be sure you understand your risk appetite and profile as well as your time frame * I see a possible "generational" investment opportunity developing and I am now even more aggressively buying for the intermedia...

In This Stay-At-Home Environment, Verizon Shares Could Rally 30%

In This Stay-At-Home Environment, Verizon Shares Could Rally 30%

Here's how to play shares of the telecom giant.

Today's (and Yesterday's) Trades

I added to , , , , , , and this morning. A reminder that yesterday I initiated new positions in , , , , and .

These Are the Times We Live In

These Are the Times We Live In

Here again is my approach and my three stock groups: 'rebound', 'revenue' and 'virus'.