Financial Metrics Unveiled: Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s Key Ratios in the Spotlight

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The price of Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) closed at $41.30 in the last session, down -0.55% from day before closing price of $41.53. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.55 from its previous closing price. On the day, 20.46 million shares were traded. VZ stock price reached its highest trading level at $41.78 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $41.21.


We take a closer look at VZ’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 46.91 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 9.11. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.62 and its Current Ratio is at 0.66. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.86 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.65.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Goldman on July 01, 2024, initiated with a Buy rating and assigned the stock a target price of $50.

On March 22, 2024, Redburn Atlantic Upgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Sell and also upped its target price recommendation from $33 to $39.

Barclays Downgraded its Overweight to Equal Weight on January 31, 2024, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $44.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 22 ’24 when Malady Kyle sold 24,000 shares for $40.80 per share. The transaction valued at 979,200 led to the insider holds 35,201 shares of the business.

Malady Kyle sold 15,000 shares of VZ for $604,950 on Feb 15 ’24. The EVP and Group CEO-VZ Business now owns 59,201 shares after completing the transaction at $40.33 per share. On Dec 11 ’23, another insider, Silliman Craig L., who serves as the EVP&Pres.-VZ Global Services of the company, sold 3,340 shares for $38.29 each. As a result, the insider received 127,889 and left with 46,295 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VZ now has a Market Capitalization of 174810497024 and an Enterprise Value of 353583235072. As of this moment, Verizon’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 15.40, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 8.76. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 13.75. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.30 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.84. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.638 whereas that against EBITDA is 7.362.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VZ has reached a high of $43.42, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $30.14. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 2.60%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 7.29%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, VZ traded on average about 17.56M shares per day over the past 3-months and 17997610 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 4.21B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 4.21B. Insiders hold about 0.05% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 63.99% stake in the company. Shares short for VZ as of 1718323200 were 52268254 with a Short Ratio of 2.98, compared to 1715731200 on 45813424. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 52268254 and a Short% of Float of 1.24.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for VZ is 2.65, which was 2.648 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.06376114The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 5.38.

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