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Verizon Communications Inc VZ Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jun 09, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 35.47
  • Sector Communication Services
  • Industry Telecom Services
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 35.26  –  35.62
  • Year Range 33.72  –  52.18
  • Market Cap 148.9740 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 175.0 /  20.3 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.10
  • Price / Book 1.60
  • Forward Div Yield 7.36%
  • Trailing Div Yield 7.32%

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Analyst Note

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Amazon’s potential entrance into the wireless resale business, as Bloomberg News has reported, reflects a risk to our view of the wireless industry. However, we expect the carriers will remain rational, and our fair value estimates on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Dish Network are unchanged.

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Key Statistics VZ

Company Profile VZ

Business Description

Verizon is primarily a wireless business (nearly 80% of revenue and nearly all operating income). It serves about 93 million postpaid and 23 million prepaid phone customers (following the acquisition of Tracfone) via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier. Fixed-line telecom operations include local networks in the Northeast, which reach about 25 million homes and businesses, and nationwide enterprise services.

1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10036
Industry Telecom Services
Employees 117,100

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FAQs for Verizon Communications Inc Stock

Yes. VZ has a forward dividend yield of 7.36%. See VZ’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
Dividend yield allows investors, particularly those interested in dividend-paying stocks, to compare the relationship between a stock’s price and how it rewards stockholders through dividends. The formula for calculating dividend yield is to divide the annual dividend paid per share by the stock price.

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VZ’s market cap is 148.97 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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VZ’s stock style is Large Value.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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VZ’s price/sales is 1.10.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

VZ’s price/forward earnings is 6.89.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

VZ’s price/book is 1.61.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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VZ’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
A stock’s beta measures how closely tied its price movements have been to the performance of the overall market.

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