Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE: VZ] closed the trading session at $57.03 on 02/23/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $56.285, while the highest price level was $57.53. The company report on February 22, 2021 that Verizon expands its customer experience and contact center portfolio with Genesys Cloud.
As contact centers are relying on digital, remote-first operations, Verizon Business announced the addition of Genesys Cloud, as part of the company’s global customer experience and contact center offerings.
The solution, a cloud-based Contact Center as a Service from Genesys®, offers businesses the ability to deliver brand-defining customer experiences (CX) on an end-to-end, cloud-based platform with remote access that takes advantage of Verizon’s award winning network.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -2.93 percent and weekly performance of 5.32 percent. The stock has been moved at -3.32 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -0.77 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -5.28 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 17.96M shares, VZ reached to a volume of 21046503 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VZ shares is $60.94 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VZ stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
MoffettNathanson have made an estimate for Verizon Communications Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 02, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price to Equal Weight. The new note on the price target was released on November 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Verizon Communications Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $61 to $65, while JP Morgan kept a Overweight rating on VZ stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Verizon Communications Inc. is set at 0.98, with the Price to Sales ratio for VZ stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.86. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.63, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.15. Price to Free Cash Flow for VZ in the course of the last twelve months was 17.63 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.
VZ stock trade performance evaluation
Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.32. With this latest performance, VZ shares dropped by -0.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.32% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -1.66% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VZ stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.70, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.26 for Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 57.34, while it was recorded at 56.78 for the last single week of trading, and 57.79 for the last 200 days.
Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.45 and a Gross Margin at +47.06. Verizon Communications Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +13.88.
Return on Total Capital for VZ is now 13.85, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.14. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 27.55, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 221.91. Additionally, VZ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 68.94, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 47.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 208.09, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.64.
Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.11 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.42.Verizon Communications Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Verizon Communications Inc. posted 1.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.22/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VZ. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Verizon Communications Inc. go to 2.82%.
Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $154,952 million, or 65.40% of VZ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VZ stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 325,949,036, which is approximately -0.912% of the company’s market cap and around 0.03% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 298,750,519 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $17.04 billion in VZ stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $9.18 billion in VZ stock with ownership of nearly -2.545% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Verizon Communications Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,584 institutional holders increased their position in Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ] by around 160,942,354 shares. Additionally, 1,098 investors decreased positions by around 148,168,332 shares, while 201 investors held positions by with 2,407,908,578 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,717,019,264 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VZ stock had 267 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,394,420 shares, while 79 institutional investors sold positions of 14,681,141 shares during the same period.