Verizon stock: buy or sell?
February 25th, 2020
Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide.
Should I buy Verizon stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Verizon stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Verizon Communications stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for VZ stock for the last 30 days.
Verizon stock analysis
Verizon shares decreased -1.50% to $57.12 today.
Shares of Verizon ended today at $57.12 and decreased a tragic -1.50%. In this session, Verizon Communications stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On December, VZ hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $61.07 recorded on December. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Verizon shares decreased -1.86% this week, ending at $57.12. This was the 3rd red week in a row, sliding in full a -4.74%.
Not so far away is the last all-time high Verizon marked by mid December 2019. This week, Verizon Communications stock undercut the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Stocks below the 200d moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
Verizon stock price history
Verizon stock went public on November 21st, 1983 with a price of $0.301. Since then, VZ stock grew a 18,940.00%, with an average of 526.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Verizon stock in 1983, it would worth $189,400.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Verizon stock historical price chart
VZ stock reached all-time highs on December with a price of $61.58.
Verizon stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Verizon Communications stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Verizon Communications . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Verizon annual sales inched a fine 3.83% to $130,863.00 M USD from $126,034.00 marked in 2017. Instead, its earnings margin (compared to sales) plunged to 11.87%, that is $15,528.00 million. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Verizon Communications, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Verizon Communications TTM sales up to March 2019 were $131,219.00 and earnings were $16,015.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Verizon business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a neutral 0.27%. Regarding profit margin, Verizon Communications remained steady 0.34% to 11.87%
|2013||$120,550 M||-||$11,500 M9.5%||-|
|2014||$127,079 M||5.42%||$9,625 M7.6%||-16.30%|
|2015||$131,620 M||3.57%||$17,879 M13.6%||85.76%|
|2016||$125,980 M||-4.29%||$13,127 M10.4%||-26.58%|
|2017||$126,034 M||0.04%||$30,101 M23.9%||129.31%|
|2018||$130,863 M||3.83%||$15,528 M11.9%||-48.41%|
|TTM||$131,219 M||0.27%||$16,015 M12.2%||3.14%|
Quarterly financial resultsVerizon Communications posted $32,128.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -6.28% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $5,032.00 million with a profit margin of 15.66%. Profit margin skyrocketed a 10.01% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.66%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Verizon sales marked a slightly fine gain and stepped up a 1.12%.
|2017-Q2||$30,550 M||-||$4,360 M14.3%||-|
|2017-Q3||$31,720 M||3.83%||$3,620 M11.4%||-16.97%|
|2017-Q4||$33,955 M||7.05%||$18,669 M55.0%||415.72%|
|2018-Q1||$31,772 M||-6.43%||$4,545 M14.3%||-75.65%|
|2018-Q2||$32,203 M||1.36%||$4,120 M12.8%||-9.35%|
|2018-Q3||$32,607 M||1.25%||$4,924 M15.1%||19.51%|
|2018-Q4||$34,281 M||5.13%||$1,939 M5.7%||-60.62%|
|2019-Q1||$32,128 M||-6.28%||$5,032 M15.7%||159.52%|
Verizon ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Verizon Communications, 0.03% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of Verizon stock, 68.81% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for VZ stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$236.5 B|
|Total shares||4,140.0 M|
|Float shares||4,130.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||68.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Tuesday, February 25th, 2020|
|Day range||$56.86 - $58.40|
|Average true range||$0.84|
|50d mov avg||$59.57|
|100d mov avg||$59.48|
|200d mov avg||$57.83|
Verizon performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Verizon Communications, the comparison is made against .
Verizon competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Verizon Communications competitor. This doesn't mean Verizon Communications does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
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