Why Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] Stock Still Has Countless Sunny Days Ahead

Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] shares are up more than 1.03% this year and recently decreased 0.0% or $0.17 to settle at $60.58. Analysts expect VZ to grow earnings at a 2.27% annual rate over the next 5 years. VZ has a short ratio of 2.16. This implies that the market is currently less bearish on the outlook for VZ.

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Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ] stock was on November 05, 2020, when it was Upgrade with an Overweight rating from JP Morgan, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock from $61 to $65. Before that, on November 16, 2020, Wells Fargo Recapitulated an Equal weight rating and elevated its amount target to $60. On October 20, 2020, Wolfe Research Initiated a Peer perform rating. On September 08, 2020, Argus Upgrade a Buy rating and increased its price target to $68. On March 16, 2020, Raymond James Upgrade an Outperform rating. On March 02, 2020, Cowen Upgrade an Outperform rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $61. On February 03, 2020, Credit Suisse Downgrade a Neutral rating and boosted its target amount on this stock to $65. Deutsche Bank elevated its amount target by recapitulating a higher weight for this stock.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $48.84 and a peak of $62.22. Right now, the middling Wall Street analyst 12-month amount mark is $63.00. At the most recent market close, shares of Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ] were valued at $60.58. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 1.38%.


Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ] most recently reported quarterly sales of 31.54 billion, which represented growth of -4.10%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $976,800 per employee, while its income is $142,704 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 59.50%, its Operating Margin is 19.30%, its Pretax Margin is +17.24, and its Net Margin is +14.61. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 6.92, 33.64, 16.77 and 11.35 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 68.44 and the whole liability to whole assets at 45.64. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 61.22 and enduring liability to assets at 0.41 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 60.27 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 59.96. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 60.91 and at 61.23 for 2nd resistance point.

Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] reported its earnings at $1.25 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $1.22/share signifying the difference of 0.03 and 2.50% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $1.18 calling estimates for $1.15/share with the difference of 0.03 depicting the surprise of 2.60%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ] is 1.10. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.09. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 1.93, it’s amount to book ratio is 4.14 and showing 13.70 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by SILLIMAN CRAIG L., EVP&ChiefAdminLegal&PubPolOff, and it was the sale of 10411.0 shares on Nov 02. Skiadas Anthony T, the SVP & Controller, completed a sale of 10744.0 shares on May 01. On Feb 28, Dunne Ronan, EVP and Group CEO-VZ Consumer, completed a purchase of 18839.0 shares.