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Morning Trending Tickers: Verizon Communications Inc., (VZ)

Friday February 24th 2017: Verizon Communications Inc., VZ is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Telecom Services РDomestic in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Verizon Communications Inc., VZ  has a market cap of 182.02 B. Since its IPO date on the 11/21/1983, Verizon Communications Inc., VZ performance year to date is -18.53%. Today Verizon Communications Inc., VZ has gained 0.20%, with a current price of 43.58.

Ownership of the company is 0.01% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 64.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 76.00%. Return of assets are at 5.10%, with return on investment at 15.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Verizon Communications Inc., VZ is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 4.8. While Total debt/equity is 4.96. With a profit margin of 9.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 59.20%, and operating margin of 21.30%. Verizon Communications Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Verizon Communications Inc., VZ has seen a EPS growth of -26.50%. A performance for the year of -22.34%. The 52-week high is -22.53%, and the 52-week low is 1.81%. The average volume for Verizon Communications Inc., VZ is 339292.

With a target price of 49.91, can Verizon Communications Inc., VZ reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Verizon Communications Inc., VZ. Verizon Communications Inc. has a P/E of 14.49 and a forward P/E of 11.44. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.75. Verizon Communications Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.47 and 7.55 respectively. For P/cash, Verizon Communications Inc. has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 43.58, Verizon Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.31%. We see a return on equity of 57.20%.

Looking more long-term Verizon Communications Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.52%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 1.52% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -26.50% for this year and for the last five years a 65.80% growth has been seen.

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