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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) ?

The company in question is, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) currently with a stock price of 48.94 (-0.57% today). The market cap for Verizon Communications Inc. is 199675.19, and is in the sector Technology, and Telecom Services – Domestic industry. The target price for Verizon Communications Inc. is 51.82. Currently Verizon Communications Inc. is trading with a P/E of 15.23, and a forward P/E of 12.45. Average volume for Verizon Communications Inc. is 15603.95 and so far today it is 18768400.

Performance in the last year for Verizon Communications Inc. has been -1.81%. For EPS growth, Verizon Communications Inc. has seen a growth of -26.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 2.74%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 65.80% over the last five years and could be 1.68% for the next five years. Verizon Communications Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.39%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.17%.

Since the IPO date for Verizon Communications Inc. on the 11/21/1983, Verizon Communications Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -6.23%. With Verizon Communications Inc. trading at 48.94, the dividend yield is 4.72%, and the EPS is 3.21.

So could Verizon Communications Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 15.23. The PEG is 9.05, P/S is 1.58 and the P/B is at 8.87. The P/cash is 69.33, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Verizon Communications Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 4.68, and total debt/equity at 4.8.

In terms of margins, Verizon Communications Inc. has a gross margin of 59.20%, an operating margin of 21.50% and a profit margin of 10.40%.Payout ratio for Verizon Communications Inc. is 70.60%. Return on assets come to 5.50% with return on investment coming to 15.10%.

Insider ownership for Verizon Communications Inc., is at 0.01% and institutional ownership comes to 64.90%. Outstanding shares are at 4080. While shares float is 4078.65. The float short is currently 0.69%, and short ratio is 1.8.

Graphs: Verizon Communications Inc. NYSE: VZ | Thursday April 20, 2017

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