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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ)

$49.13 USD -$0.17 (-0.34%)
Last Price $49.13
Net Change $-0.17 (-0.34%)
Bid $0
Ask Price $0
Open Price $49.28
Previous Close Price $49.3
High Price $49.37
Low Price $49.03
Number of Trades 30,922
Volume 11,160,857
Fifty Two Week High $56.95 (2016-07-05)
Fifty Two Week Low $46.01 (2016-11-14)
Average Daily Volume 15,690,094
Share Outstanding 4,076,730 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 2.31/yr
Dividend Yield 4.69%
1st Quarter Earnings $0.86 (2017-01-24)
2nd Quarter Earnings $1.01 (2016-10-20)
3nd Quarter Earnings $0.94 (2016-07-26)
4th Quarter Earnings $1.06 (2016-04-21)
PE Ratio $12.74
EPS Growth $0.05
Recent Earnings $0.86
Annual EPS $3.87
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $200.29B
Insider Shareholders % 0.0013%
Annual Revenue $0B
No. Shares Outstanding 4,076,730
Inst. Shareholder % 64.02%
Annual Net Income $13.13B
TTM Net Profit Margin $10.42
1-Year Return -5.15%
3-Year Return 18.23%
5-Year Return 59.67%
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 4.7%
Change in EPS YTD 0.05%
Dividends per Share $0.577
Stock Split Ratio 2-1
Beta 0.44
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

This Verizon stock price update gives you some of the most important numbers you need to evaluate VZ today, March 30, 2017. First we'll look at where VZ stock ended the last trading session: $49.13. Verizon shares closed down, falling 0.34% or $0.17 from the previous day's close. Just looking at the Verizon stock price in a short time frame is not as helpful as looking at a year's worth of share price data, so let's do that... Verizon is currently trading below where it was one-year ago, with shares lower by 8.00% 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 $46.01, reached on 11/14/2016. Another point to note - VZ trading volume yesterday was 12,856,199. That's greater than Verizon stock's average daily trading volume of 11,160,857. The market cap of Verizon is 200,289,744,000. 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 12.70. That's less 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 3.22. 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 0.44. Verizon stock has a dividend yield of 4.69%. Most stocks considered "dividend stocks" have a yield of 2% or more. Every day we publish Verizon stock news and coverage on a handful of other key stocks we're watching now so you can maximize profits. To get new info and stock news on VZ and other companies you are interested in, sign up for Money Morning - it's free.

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