Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] took an upward turn with a change of -0.48%, trading at the price of $58.37 during the trading session on Thursday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors. During the last trading session 3.34 million shares changed hands being bought and sold, while Verizon Communications Inc. shares have an average trading volume of 12.29M shares for that time period. VZ monthly volatility recorded 1.44%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 1.64%. PS value for VZ stocks is 1.84 with PB recorded at 4.12.

Verizon Communications Inc. [NYSE:VZ]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 53.94 to 62.22. This is compared to its latest closing price of $58.65.

Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Tue 28 Apr (In 74 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] sitting at +23.18 and its Gross Margin at +45.85, this company’s Net Margin is now 12.00%. These measurements indicate that Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 16.80, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 12.10%. Its Return on Equity is 33.64, and its Return on Assets is 6.92. These metrics all suggest that Verizon Communications Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 45.64.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.97 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.36. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.85. Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.14, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.11 and P/E Ratio of 12.55. These metrics all suggest that Verizon Communications Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.47. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.80 and its Current Ratio is 0.84. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] has 4.14B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $242.69B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 53.94 to 62.22. At its current price, it has moved down by -6.19% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 8.20% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.44, which indicates that it is 1.64% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 41.16. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. [VZ], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.