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Market Highlights for the day: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 190.26 B. It is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 15.53, a forward P/E of 12.25 and EPS of 3. At a stock price of 46.63 (-0.02%) it has a dividend yield of 4.95%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 65.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by -26.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 1.55% and more long-term 2.46% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -20.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -7.30%.

For performance, Verizon Communications Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -0.19%. For the last month performance for Verizon Communications Inc. is 4.83%. While the last quarter is -7.46% and half year, -9.68%. Finally for the year, performance is -12.78%.

The 52-week high for Verizon Communications Inc., is at -18.12%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 4.88%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.14% and -5.76% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.29%, and for the month it is 1.25%. Verizon Communications Inc., has a target price of 50.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 4.8, and for total debt/equity Verizon Communications Inc. has 4.96. The gross margin is 59.20%, while operating margin is 21.30%, the profit margin is 9.90%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 0.01%, with instituitional ownership at 64.10%. Verizon Communications Inc. has a payout ratio of 76.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 4080.24. The shares float is 4078.12, with the float short at 0.88%, with short ratio coming to 2.31.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Verizon Communications Inc., get 5.10%, with its returns on investment at 15.10%. Return on equity is 57.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 50.05, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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