Verizon Communications (VZ) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 2.20
Media headlines about Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Verizon Communications earned a daily sentiment score of 2.20 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the cell phone carrier an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Verizon Communications’ ranking:
- Verizon Communications (VZ) Shares Cross 4% Yield Mark (nasdaq.com)
- CORRECTING and REPLACING – Verizon Donates $250,000 to Support Communities Impacted by California Wildfires (newsok.com)
- Examining the Change in T-Mobile’s Capex Trend (finance.yahoo.com)
- 2018 Holiday Retail Index by Verizon tracking digital commerce (verizon.com)
- Verizon Donates $250000 to Support Communities Impacted by California Wildfires (verizon.com)
NYSE:VZ opened at $59.16 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $250.24 billion, a PE ratio of 15.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.90. Verizon Communications has a 1-year low of $46.08 and a 1-year high of $61.58.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 10th were paid a $0.6025 dividend. This is a boost from Verizon Communications’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.59. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 9th. This represents a $2.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.07%. Verizon Communications’s payout ratio is presently 64.44%.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on VZ shares. Scotiabank set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Verizon Communications and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine raised shares of Verizon Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Verizon Communications in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Verizon Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Barclays downgraded shares of Verizon Communications from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $56.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verizon Communications currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.22.
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Verizon Communications Company Profile
Verizon Communications Inc, through its subsidiaries, offers communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company's Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data services; Internet access on various notebook computers and tablets; multimedia, business-focused, and location-based services, as well as international travel services; and network access services to deliver various Internet of Things products and services.
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