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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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  • K
    KeepinItReal
    Vestberg's VZ continuing its winning ways in a strong market ... now less than a buck from 52-week low.
  • J
    John
    Don’t worry everybody, Hans has the situation under control. He’s do for a teleconference and he’ll speak in jibberish about 5G and how wonderful it will be! This guy couldn’t manage a lemonade stand let alone Verizon.
  • m
    michael
    It is IMPRESSIVE that with Hans Reckless Monster DEBT for buying up now restricted 5g rights that this stock is still over $50!! A smart CEO would DEMAND the U.S. government repay VZ till restricts ended & gov. Green light! But hey,,, Wall Street puts NO value on "smart" & common sense leadership!!
  • L
    LearnToPlay
    I will not be putting any more money in VZ because they are the highest cost provider and can not lower prices to compete with the others , If you are looking for a dividend payer you might want to check out VTRS, has a forward PE in the 3's , Trading at less than 1 times sales and way under book value. Paying over a 3% dividend . It's your money to invest any way you want, but things have changed at VZ and not for the good. Han's is destroying VZ and it shows in the share price
  • M
    Mark
    I’m curious though of what your opinion is if any of why we’ve seen such a severe sell off after an improved earnings guidance, and inflation that overall should reduce the pain of any debt. As of currently the dividend covers 46% of profit and they earn 15-20b a year. They have around 160-180b in debt, and 83% of this is fixed rate debt. The interest payments total around 226m and even if rates increase you’d see just a small move up in interest payment costs. The 5G debacle with the FCC is a total joke. With earnings improving it shows there is still growth here. It’s competitor T has a much more severe debt situation. TMUS has no dividend, and is priced much higher PE wise.

    So I’m not understanding any sort of value trap argument here, but I’m also having a difficult time grasping investor sentiment and why the algo moves are to sell off. It seems to potentially just be a sector based sell off. We are seeing this in financial services right now too. I’m wondering if anyone has any other thoughts?

    I do not subscribe to the theory that some satellite company is going to eliminate the need for cellular infrastructure and steal customers in large numbers just simply based on. The technical limitations and cost.
  • S
    Steve
    The move higher today, against the COVID fears shows the true strength and value of VZ --
    1. The value of a 5G essential provider for all remote communications in this crazy age of ever-changing COVID risks.
    2. The importance of a strong dividend and good consistent earnings for stocks that can weather the ongoing pandemic risks.
    3. The double bottom chart pattern created by VZ last week.
    4. Warren Buffett's view of the essential and safe nature of the cell carrier business model in our data-driven future.
  • m
    mckinnies
    I heard about VZ the other day on (http://financialdeals.tech). It’s looking like an interesting play.
  • B
    Brett
    Marketing and Execution.
    Wireless paying customers basically have 3 companies to choose service from. Does Seivert understand clearly what separates one company from the other two? As a wireless customer, why do YOU choose say $TMUS over $VZ or $T? Probably COST and PERFORMANCE, right?
    Would be interested in hearing serious feedback on this.
  • M
    Mark
    I took a big position earlier this morning after looking at the charts, financials, and doing some other research on the company's business model and plans. VZ is exploding to the upside just as the charts hinted would happen. Super deep value here with a nearly 5% dividend and a PE under 10.
  • J
    John
    Hans Vestburg was ousted from his perch at Ericsson after 6 disastrous years where the stock price went absolutely nowhere. Since 2018 when Hans took over "our" Verizon the return was 27%. In the mean time T-Mobil since 2018 has returned 130% to it's shareholders. In 2020 there were 11 outside Verizon Board Members who received an average of $336,000. dollars (and for what??) Hans Vestburg if he were to leave Verizon tomorrow would receive between $29.7 million to $39.4 million dollars as a going away present. Folks, this company is getting plundered and we are going down the same path as AT&T. I'm not going to stop until I see changes. Is anybody with me?
  • V
    V
    Cowen analyst Colby Synesael recently raised the price target on Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) stock to $71 from $68 and kept an Outperform rating on the shares, noting the stock seemed “meaningfully undervalued” in light of strong earnings.
  • D
    Dave
    Yep, Verizon posted terrible earnings. Yep, it's going bankrupt. Yep, the dividend is going to be cut soon, Yep, it's just like ATT. Yep, no one in their right mind would subscribe to Verizon.
    Verizon Communications (VZ) - Get Verizon Communications Inc. Report posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings Wednesday and bumped up its full-year profit forecast amid strong consumer demand for 5G enabled devices and related services as well as for broadband.
    ---Verizon said earnings for the three months ending in September were $6.5 billion, or $1.41 an adjusted share, up from $4.3 billion, or $1.25 an adjusted share in the year-ago quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet had been expecting earnings of $1.26 a share.
  • D
    David
    May I ask A Legit Quick Question? Why have both AT&T and Verizon both been having a terrible terrible year (stock price)... they seem to have peaked nov. 2020 basically (VZ) and it has been basically nothing but decline since. ((are profits going down consistently, are the # of cell phone users dropping consistently, are they having to spend significantly $ each quarter to simply keep up? *What's the two / three sentence answer????
  • S
    Smitty
    Institutions are loading up big time..
    Hahaha
    Unloading more like it.
    Short at every high during the day you’ll make money.
    Thank you VZ
  • L
    Logan
    Just added 100 more shares. Sitting on 500 shares total at 54.91 average. I can't make sense of why this stock is down at this level. P/E is in the single digits!
  • J
    Jabberwonky
    look ma, I bought VZ 5 years ago and the price is still the same……but but that dividend.
  • A
    Anonymous
    Barron recommended buying VZ last Saturday on Barron’s round table.They must know something.stay strong
  • D
    David
    A solid 5% dividend when 30 year t bonds are paying under 2% with chance of increasing dividends.
  • J
    John
    I am a shareowner with a significant holding in this stock. I’m disappointed in the way this company has been managed for the last 2 years and to be perfectly honest the stock has more or less become a dividend trap much like AT@T. The CEO of Deutsch Telekom the parent company of TMUS earns $6 million a year vs. the $19.1 million per year that Hans Vestburg earns. Let’s face it, the CEO of both Verizon and AT@T could care less about us, the Shareholders, because they will be cashing out in a short time just like their predecessors did before them. There was a time when I felt good about owning this thing but I can clearly see the way it’s going now. There no longer is a moat around Verizon and I don’t think it can be restored.
  • K
    KeepinItReal
    Hard truth: the S&P index is UP 25 percent YTD ... whereas VZ is DOWN over 10 percent YTD. Sorry, guys, the 4 percent dividend doesn't make up the difference.