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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ)

$45.32 USD $0.01 (0.02%)
Last Price $45.32
Net Change $0.01 (0.02%)
Bid $0
Ask Price $0
Open Price $45.25
Previous Close Price $45.31
High Price $45.44
Low Price $45.24
Number of Trades 23,169
Volume 5,999,900
Fifty Two Week High $56.95 (2016-07-05)
Fifty Two Week Low $44.46 (2017-05-17)
Average Daily Volume 15,998,464
Share Outstanding 4,079,370 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 2.31/yr
Dividend Yield 5.1%
1st Quarter Earnings $0.95 (2017-04-20)
2nd Quarter Earnings $0.86 (2017-01-24)
3nd Quarter Earnings $1.01 (2016-10-20)
4th Quarter Earnings $0.94 (2016-07-26)
PE Ratio $12.05
EPS Growth $-2.46
Recent Earnings $0.95
Annual EPS $3.76
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $184.88B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0013%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 4,079,370
Inst. Shareholder % 62.41%
Annual Net Income $12.27B
TTM Net Profit Margin $9.92
1-Year Return -6.46%
3-Year Return 4.38%
5-Year Return 35.72%
5-Year Revenue Growth 13.62%
5-Year Earnings Growth 79.53%
5-Year Dividend Growth 15.82%
Annual Dividend $2.31
Annual Dividend Yield 5.1%
Change in EPS YTD -2.46%
Dividends per Share $0.577
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 0.47
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.

Today's Verizon Stock Update

For any Verizon stock investors or potential Verizon stock investors, we put together key numbers on VZ shares in this daily update. You'll find the last VZ stock closing price, where Verizon stock is trading compared to a year ago, the stock's dividend yield, and more... We'll start with where VZ ended trading yesterday -- at a share price of $45.32. Verizon shares went up 0.02% or $0.01 from the day before. Here's how the current Verizon price compares to 52-week highs and lows... VZ is now trading at a lower price than it was one-year ago, with the share price lower by 9.65%.

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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 $44.46, reached on 5/17/2017. Another point to note - VZ trading volume yesterday was 11,206,400. That's higher than Verizon stock's average daily trading volume of 5,999,938. Verizon's market cap is 184,877,048,000. That gives Verizon a large market cap, because it's between 10 billion and 200 billion. As of the beginning of April, Apple has the biggest market cap of all publicly traded companies.

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The current P/E (price/earnings) ratio of Verizon stock is 11.98. 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 3.00. 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 0.47. Verizon stock has a dividend yield of 5.10%. Generally a dividend yield of 2% or more is decent for those investors who want income from 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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