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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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  • G
    Gerry
    August 1, 2018 closing price was somewhere around $54.50 (where we are today). So for 3 years the yearly return is the dividend. Just the facts.
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    Bill mddb
    I've seen a few new videos about waiting for a correction can leave you behind the market by missing the big up days in a period of more volatile market conditions. The big Q's are : how low will VZ go, what Q3 EPS & Metrics will do for the price, and could you withstand a lower price in a market route??? It's hard to see it selling off below $48 - $50. But who knows. I have some T in a retirement acct - I'm going to sell that and buy VZ in my portfolio acct....soon.
  • B
    Bill mddb
    The composite analyst est. on Yahoo for Q3 is $1.36 - up from $1.25 YOY. When VZ reported Q2 it was over the composite est. by $.07 or 5.4% over the est. If the recent past two Q trend holds for revenue growth then we should see 6% + revenue growth during Q3 that we saw for Q2. If we get that 6% revenue rate then I would add $.07 to the $1.36 or $1.43 Operating EPS for Q3, up from $1.25 or up $.18 which is up 14.4%. I do expect a good number. If it gets to $1.43 then articles will appear about Buffett and how he likes compounding machines. After that we will all live happily forever.
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    Steve
    After a three-month decline, VZ has settled into a zone between $54.30 and $54.90 for the past 5 days.

    This price range is identical to the lows seen earlier this year, and the initial bounce-back lows seen after the initial huge bear market sell-off at the beginning of the pandemic.

    I believe that VZ now has a very good Risk/Reward. We are three weeks from the ex-dividend date of October 7, and at the current price level Risk=50c down/Reward=$5.50 up.

    In addition, since the dividend is now up to 64c per quarter / $2.56 per year, downside risk is greatly reduced . . . even by only holding the VZ stock for 15 weeks, the share price is reduced by $1.28 from the buy price.

    While VZ has not been a tech momentum play, it does now fit the desirable description of being beaten down to long-term lows AND paying a big dividend as it recovers.
  • J
    Jose S
    Why is this stock so flat?? I've seen 2 liters open for 3 months have more fizz
  • W
    William
    If you've owned vz for 2 years, even with divy, you're under water. It's hard to find a worse performer with same mkt cap.
  • R
    Rob2020
    I feel very comfortable owing Verizon even if interest rates start creeping up REALLY fast which is extremely unlikely in the foreseeable future. A high yielding bank account currently pays $0.45%, even if it goes, in a few years, to $1.5% is still a meager return. Regardless, Verizon will benefit a great deal from its unique and expansive fiber-optic network that has been developing for years, now with wider advent of 5G. Great stock to own above all at these levels.
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    DJIA
    Why anybody here is expecting growth from a value stock is beyond me. If you're looking for growth, research some small cap, tech stocks. VZ is for those savers who are tired of leaving their cash sit around in .0004% CDs for years. No, you're not going to get rich off VZ, but you are going to get a respectable income cash flow and over time a little capital gain with little risk. Stop trying to make VZ into something it's not, it is what it is, a good conservative investment as a cash alternative. If you want speculative volatility, look someplace else.
  • D
    DJIA
    It's not going to be cocktail party conversation, but VZ should be an important component of every portfolio where principle preservation and income is important.
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    Mac
    All right! Mark 9/14/21 as start of the Cramer Test. He poo#$%$ VZ and promotes CVX, two dividend stocks I follow. Looking to keep buying VZ on weakness and add CVX on extra weakness. Let's see how the bald one does.
  • y
    yang
    Buy VZ now and hold, it's 2% from 52 week lows, the 4.7% dividend should offset most of the down risk. It is a safe investment at this level, at least don't sell!
  • D
    DJIA
    I agree with most here. VZ is a good value. You're not going to get rich quick, but downside risk is limited. A 5% dividend make this a buy and hold for the long-term.
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    Franklin
    The market goes up, VZ drips down.
    The market turns negative VZ for sure goes down. What else is new with this stock. I am not getting excited while my principal investment is bleeding everyday.
  • R
    Rob2020
    Financial WritterJames Brumley: Verizon is hardly a high-growth machine, but with a dividend yield of 4.5% and a trailing 12-month P/E ratio of 11.5, there's little not to like. It's certainly on better footing than chief rival AT&T, which is still wading out of the TV and film business, licking its (expensive) wounds. Meanwhile, Verizon remains ready for the wider advent of 5G and all that brings, with an expansive fiber-optic network that's been in development for years. Verizon is a buying opportunities now largely because the market has underappreciated it while searching for winners in other places.
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    DJIA
    For those who feel that VZ is going nowhere and the 5% dividend is not enough, simply write the weekly OTM call options @ $.15-$.20 and pick up and additional $7 a year, or about 12%. With zero or minimal commissions this is quite feasible. Fundamentally, VZ is at a good baseline right now, so downside risk is minimal.
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    kram
    VZ was higher three years ago.
    Just a dividend stock?
  • M
    Mark
    Meet me 20 years from today and the price will be same as today
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    Michael
    Anyone think will see $60 by December???
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    Bill mddb
    Given recent history of Q2 and the following summary below, VZ should be reporting strong Operating EPS, i.e., cash flow. The consensus analyst estimate on Yahoo for revenue growth for 2021 is 5.4%. That's the best annual growth in years -- probably have to go back to the big spike of iPhone sales a couple of years or so before the 45% VZW purchase. Now the whole base is heading north with the amount of tailwind from 5G the big question...

    "Verizon revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2021 was $33.764B, a 10.89% increase year-over-year.

    Verizon revenue for the twelve months ending June 30, 2021 was $132.866B, a 2.42% increase year-over-year.

    Verizon annual revenue for 2020 was $128.292B, a 2.71% decline from 2019.

    Verizon annual revenue for 2019 was $131.868B, a 0.77% increase from 2018.

    Verizon annual revenue for 2018 was $130.863B, a 3.83% increase from 2017."
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    yang
    Is VZ the type of value stock that people always have a chance to buy @ lower price?