Verizon Communications, Inc. VZ: $60.6

1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, US. | Sector: Communications | Exchange: New York Stock Exchange | Web: http://www.verizon.com

  • Market Cap$250.93B
  • Next Earning Date2021-01-26
  • Change (52 Weeks)2.12%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$48.84
  • iTradely Smart Advisor recommends that you allocate 4.41% of your total portfolio to Verizon Communications, Inc.

    Analysts' Price Target


    HighLowAverage
    $70$54$62.13
    $62.13 Last Updated: 2020-11-21 00:00:00
    The target above is the Average Price target set by the institutional analysts where High Estimate is $70, Median $62.25 and Low $54.

    Analyst Rating


    Moderate Buy

    Based on 28 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 32.14% are on Strong Buy, 3.57% on Moderate Buy, 64.29% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Analysts' Recommendations


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightReiterated
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformInitiated
    Argus ResearchBuyUpgraded
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    ScotiaBankSector OutperformMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyMaintained
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformUpgraded
    Cowen & Co.OutperformUpgraded
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    HSBCHoldDowngraded
    NomuraNeutralDowngraded
    BernsteinMarket PerformInitiated
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyMaintained
    OppenheimerOutperformUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    UBSNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Moffett NathansonNeutralDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightDowngraded
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformInitiated
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    UBSBuyUpgraded
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyUpgraded
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    HSBCBuyUpgraded
    GuggenheimBuyInitiated
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    Scotia Howard WeilSector OutperformUpgraded
    Moffett NathansonNeutralDowngraded
    HSBCHoldDowngraded
    NomuraBuyUpgraded
    Wells FargoOutperformUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldInitiated
    Evercore ISI GroupHoldInitiated
    RBC CapitalSector PerformDowngraded
    Raymond JamesMarket PerformDowngraded
    FBR CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    Wells FargoMarket PerformDowngraded
    HSBCBuyUpgraded
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    Drexel HamiltonBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Hilliard LyonsNeutralDowngraded
    OppenheimerPerformDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldDowngraded
    BernsteinMarket PerformDowngraded
    MacquarieNeutralInitiated
    Moffett NathansonNeutralDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    DA DavidsonNeutralInitiated
    BTIG ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Moffett NathansonBuyUpgraded
    MacquarieUnderperformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Buckingham ResearchNeutralInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    MacquarieUnderperformDowngraded
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-weightDowngraded
    Evercore ISI GroupHoldDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralDowngraded
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    HSBCNeutralInitiated
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    J. Safra SarasinNeutralInitiated
    MacquarieNeutralDowngraded
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganMaintained
    BTIG ResearchBuyInitiated
    MacquarieOutperformMaintained
    BernsteinOutperformInitiated
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    Drexel HamiltonHoldInitiated
    Pacific CrestSector PerformDowngraded
    MacquarieOutperformUpgraded
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    RBC CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    BairdOutperformUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightInitiated
    MacquarieNeutralDowngraded
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Hilliard LyonsBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Janco PartnersStrong BuyUpgraded
    Canaccord GenuityBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    JANCO PartnersBuyDowngraded
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Tigress FinancialNeutralInitiated
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformUpgraded
    PiperJaffrayOverweightUpgraded
    Hudson SquareHoldUpgraded
    Hilliard LyonsBuyMaintained
    Canaccord GenuityBuyUpgraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Pivotal ResearchHoldMaintained
    UBSDowngraded
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    NomuraBuyUpgraded
    PiperJaffrayNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    Stifel NicolausHoldDowngraded
    PiperJaffrayNeutralMaintained
    Janco PartnersBuyInitiated
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Hilliard LyonsBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    ScotiabankSector OutperformUpgraded
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained

    Techical Analysis


    Buy

    Based on 17 Technical Indicators where 47.06% are on Buy, 0.00% on Sell, and 52.94% Neutral.

    Earning Per Share (EPS) Estimate


    $1.16
    The consensus EPS was reported on 2021-01-26 and is based on 23 Analyst's estimates for Q4 2020 ending on 2020-12-31.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $1.25$1.22Q3 2020


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $1.25$1.22Q3 2020
    $1.18$1.15Q2 2020
    $1.26$1.22Q1 2020
    $1.13$1.14Q4 2019

    Investor Sentiment


    Moderately Negative

    Based on 102,416 investor portfolio.

    News Sentiment


    Bullish

    Based on 40 articles published Last Week, where 91.66% are Bullish and 8.34% are Bearish.

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