What To Expect As Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) Delivers An 34.89% Gain In 6 Months

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During the last session, Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ)’s traded shares were 18.19 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.39. At the end of the trading day, the stock’s price was $42.84, reflecting an intraday gain of 0.71% or $0.3. The 52-week high for the VZ share is $43.21, that puts it down -0.86 from that peak though still a striking 29.65% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $30.14. The company’s market capitalization is $180.11B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 17.96 million shares, and the average trade volume was 20.16 million shares over the past three months.

Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) trade information

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) registered a 0.71% upside in the last session and has traded in the green over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 0.71% in intraday trading to $42.84, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is 4.87%, and it has moved by 6.28% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 10.16%. The short interest in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) is 54.27 million shares and it means that shorts have 3.01 day(s) to cover.

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Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Verizon Communications Inc has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) shares have gone up 34.89% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at -2.34% against 13.60. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2024. Revenue is predicted to shrink -6.70% this quarter and then drop -5.00% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 1.30% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $33.31 billion as predicted by 17 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 15 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $33.12 billion by the end of Jun 2024. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $32.91 billion and $32.6 billion respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to grow by 1.20% and then jump by 1.60% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings shrunk an estimated -6.03%. While earnings are projected to return -2.49% in 2024, the next five years will return 1.39% per annum.

VZ Dividends

Verizon Communications Inc is due to release its next quarterly earnings on April 22. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for Verizon Communications Inc is 2.63, with the dividend yield indicating at 6.15 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years.

Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ)’s Major holders

Verizon Communications Inc insiders own 0.04% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 63.89%, with the float percentage being 63.91%. Vanguard Group Inc is the largest shareholder of the company, while 3,442 institutions own stock in it. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held over 350.69 million shares (or 8.34% of all shares), a total value of $13.04 billion in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 339.01 million shares, is of Blackrock Inc.’s that is approximately 8.06% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Jun 29, 2023, these shares were valued at $12.61 billion.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. Data provided on Jun 29, 2023 indicates that Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund owns about 118.04 million shares. This amounts to just over 2.81 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $4.39 billion market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 100.09 million, or about 2.38% of the stock, which is worth about $3.72 billion.