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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ)

$49.22 USD -$0.08 (-0.16%)
Last Price $49.22
Net Change $-0.08 (-0.16%)
Bid $49.22
Ask Price $49.23
Open Price $49.28
Previous Close Price $49.3
High Price $49.37
Low Price $49.11
Number of Trades 9,995
Volume 2,376,718
Fifty Two Week High $56.95 (2016-07-05)
Fifty Two Week Low $46.01 (2016-11-14)
Average Daily Volume 15,539,182
Share Outstanding 4,076,730 Shares
Total Dividend Payout 2.31/yr
Dividend Yield 4.7%
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 $12.7
EPS Growth $0.05
Recent Earnings $0.86
Annual EPS $3.87
Last Quarter EPS $
Market Capitalization $200.66B
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 -4.83%
3-Year Return 18.64%
5-Year Return 61.43%
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

Anyone interested in quick information on Verizon stock, take a look right here. You will find the most important numbers in VZ trading today, March 29, 2017, like where shares last closed, how the current stock price compares to recent highs and lows, VZ's dividend yield - plus some other must-know data on Verizon shares. First, VZ shares rose 0.33% or $0.16 from the day before. That brought the Verizon stock closing price to $49.30. So where does that put Verizon stock relative to the past year of prices? Now VZ is trading at a lower price than it was last year at this time, with the share price lower by 7.68%.

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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. And, take note - VZ trading volume yesterday was 13,270,800. That's more than Verizon stock's average daily trading volume of 12,856,252. Verizon's market capitalization - the amount of shares outstanding times the share price - is 200,982,789,000. That gives Verizon a mega market cap, because it's over 200 billion. As of the start of April 2016, 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 12.84. That's lower 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 4.70%. Most income investors look for "dividend stocks" that have a yield of 2% or more, but there are different factors that affect the health of a company's payout. 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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