Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) traded at $40.59 at close of the session on Tuesday, 09/20/22, made a downward move of -1.58% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $41.24 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.38 with the day’s price range being $40.47 – $40.99. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 8.15. In terms of its 52-week price range, VZ has a high of $55.51 and a low of $40.66. The company’s stock has lost about -8.62% over that past 30 days.
Verizon Communications Inc. has a market cap of $169.56 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Apr 19, 2022 – Apr 25, 2022. With its Forward Dividend at 2.61 and a yield of 6.43%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the VZ stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $1.28, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $5.19 for 2022 and $5.28 for next year. These figures represent -3.70% and 1.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $33.9 billion, with a low of $33.07 billion and a high of $34.55 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 2.10% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $136.54 billion, or 2.20% up from figures reported last year.
There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the VZ stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the VZ stock currently stands at 2.43, and the current price level is -3.82% off its SMA20 and -9.44% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 30.86 while the volatility over the past week is 1.71% and jumps to 1.62% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.34, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.73.
Let’s briefly compare Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of -1.58% and -25.19% over the past 12 months for VZ competes that of Apple Inc. (AAPL), which has seen its stock price rise 1.57% in the last trading session and was 9.77% over the last one year. Another of its peers AT&T Inc. (T) has dropped -1.19% previous session, and was -19.62% down over the past year, while T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) was also down -0.76% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 11.15% over the same period. Verizon Communications Inc. has a P/E ratio of 8.15 compared to Apple Inc.’s 25.93 and AT&T Inc.’s 6.05. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -1.13% and -1.01%, respectively, at close of the trading.
Coming back to Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 20.54 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 23.99 million. Current shares outstanding are 4.20 billion.
The insiders hold 0.06% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 64.90%. The data shows that short shares as of Jul 14, 2022, stood at 42.07 million at a short ratio of 2.2. This represents a 1.00% short interest in shares outstanding on Jul 14, 2022. Shares short rose in July from the previous month at 35.31 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock -21.88% down in year-to-date price movement.