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Last Updated: Jan-20-2017 20:05:25

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Today's Verizon Stock Update

Sometimes all you have time for in the morning is a quick look at where your favorite stock is trading. That's why here we put together all your key Verizon stock info for today, January 21, 2017. You'll also get an overall picture of how VZ stock has traded over the past year.Let's start with where VZ stock closed yesterday - at $52.72. From the previous trading session Verizon shares climbed 0.69% or $0.36 .So how does this current Verizon share price level stack up against the past year's highs and lows?Verizon is currently trading above where it was one-year ago, with shares up 18.69% from then.

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The Verizon stock price 52-week high is $56.95. That was hit on 7/05/2016. The VZ stock 52-week low is $44.43, reached on 1/21/2016.Another point to note - VZ trading volume yesterday was 13,286,101. That's lower than Verizon stock's average daily trading volume of 15,473,751.The market cap of Verizon is 214,939,440,000. That means Verizon has a mega market cap, because it's over 200 billion. As of April 1, 2016, the company with the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies is Apple.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Verizon stock is 13.40. That's smaller than the March 2016 S&P 500 P/E ratio of about 23. To really gauge if this stock's P/E is high or low, you should compare VZ to other companies in the same industry.The current EPS (earnings per share) of VZ is 3.44.Beta - how closely the stock trades with the overall market, with a beta of 1 meaning it trades in step with the broader index -- for Verizon is 0.40.Verizon stock has a dividend yield of 4.42%. When the dividend yield is over 2%, the stock is a good consideration for income investors. That yield is what most investors look for when hunting for dividend stocks.Money Morning gives you Verizon stock news daily. We publish new info on VZ and dozens of other key companies we're watching now, every day, so investors will never miss an opportunity. As always, our content is free.

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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) Profile

Prior Close$52.36
Market Cap$214.94 B
PE Ratio13.43
Verizon Communications formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE is one of the world's leading providers of high-growth communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States. Verizon is also the world's largest provider of print and on-line directory information.
SymbolCompanyMarket cap
TAT&T Inc$251.78 B
TMUST-Mobile US Cmn$49.5 B
SSprint Corporation$35.71 B
CTLCenturylink$13.94 B
USMVUSA Min Volatility MSCI Ishares$12.4 B
USMUnited States Cellular Corp$3.81 B
WSTCWest Corporation$2.01 B
CCOICogent Comm Hldgs$1.89 B
ATNIAtn International$1.28 B

VZ Earnings

1st Quarter Earnings$1.01 (2016-10-20)
2nd Quarter Earnings$0.94 (2016-07-26)
3rd Quarter Earnings$1.06 (2016-04-21)
4th Quarter Earnings$0.89 (2016-01-21)
PE Ratio13.43
EPS Growth3.48%
Recent Earnings$1.01
Annual EPS$3.9
Market Capitalization$214.94 B
Insider Shareholder %0.001%
Annual Revenue$127.89 B
Number of Shares Outstanding4,077,000 Shares
Institutional Shareholder %62.28%
Annual Net Income$0B
TTM Net Profit Margin$-1.63
One Year Return16.93%
Three Year Return27.51%
Five Year Return71.87%
Five Year Revenue Growth0%
Five Year Earnings Growth0%
Five Year Dividend Growth0%
Last Quarter EPS$1.01
Annual EPS$3.9
Annual Dividend$2.31
Annual Dividend Yield4.41%
Change in EPS YTD3.48%
PE Ratio13.43
Recent Earnings$1.01
Dividends per Share$0.577
Stock Split Ratio2-1

VZ Key Stats

Last Price$52.72
Net Change$0.36 (0.69%)
Ask Price$0
Open Price$52.6
Previous Close Price$52.36
High Price$53.2
Low Price$52.56
Number of Trades51,028
Fifty Two Week High$56.95 (2016-07-05)
Fifty Two Week Low$44.43 (2016-01-21)
Average Daily Volume14,328,854
Share Outstanding4,077,000 Shares
Total Dividend Payout$2.31/yr
Dividend Yield4.41%