Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 177.81 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Verizon Communications Inc. is 43.74 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 49.5. Volume today has so far reached 2580, with an average volume of about 15637.12. The GAP for this stock, is 0.11%.
The P/E ratio is 14.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.46. The current EPS for Verizon Communications Inc., is 3, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -26.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -18.40%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Verizon Communications Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 1.39% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.49%. Quarter over quarter is -20.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -7.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 65.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.60%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.01% and institutional ownership is 64.10%. Shares outstanding is 4082, while shares float is at a value of 4078.12. Float short for Verizon Communications Inc. is 0.72% and the short ratio is 1.88.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.8, while the total debt/equity comes to 4.96. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 59.20% and their operating margin is 21.30%. The profit margin is 9.90%.
Verizon Communications Inc. has seen returns on assets of 5.10%, and on investment, 15.10%. Return on equity is 57.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.84. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.44, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.56 and Price/cash is *TBA, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.
The simple moving averages are -2.02% and -10.21% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -22.24% and the 52 week low is 2.20%.
Verizon Communications Inc. has a dividend yield of 5.30%, with a current price of 43.74. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 76.00%. This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Domestic, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Verizon Communications Inc. is based in USA.
Performance in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry means that Verizon Communications Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.18%, with performance for the month coming to -6.70%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -10.41%, and for the half year the performance is -21.99%. Volatility for this week is 0.95% and for the month this is 1.07%.
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