The Value of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Underpriced by 6.8%?

Verizon Communications Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 191.99 Billion. In fact, when combining a Zacks Rank #3 or better and a positive

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Verizon Communications Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 191.99 Billion. In fact, when combining a Zacks Rank #3 or better and a positive Earnings ESP, stocks produced a positive surprise 70% of the time, while they also saw 28.3% annual returns on average, according to our 10 year backtest. About 3.38 million shares traded. FBR Capital downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. Finally, Clearbridge Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.8% in the 1st quarter. Nordea Investment Management Ab acquired 764,579 shares as Kroger (KR)’s stock declined 14.05%. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 866 holders increased their positions by a total of 138.84 million shares, 1,005 holders decreased the positions by a total of 93.7 million shares, and 146 holders held their positions. Kroger now has $20.44 billion valuation. VZ’s insider trading patterns have some implications for where the stock might be headed. Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund Inc (AFT) has 0.00% since November 27, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 189.30% the S&P500. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications by 10.3% during the 1st quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 4.6% in the second quarter.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 0.88, compared to 0.86 reported in the same quarter past year. (NYSE:VZ). Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc.

London Co Of Virginia increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 1.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bender Robert & Associates boosted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.2% in the third quarter.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 65,951 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $3,215,000 after acquiring an additional 4,461 shares during the last quarter. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Communications, Japan-based fund reported 3,001 shares. Milestone Incorporated holds 0.04% or 10,764 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru has 0.41% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. “(NYSE:VZ)” was originally reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. 17,954 were accumulated by Clean Yield Grp. Robinson Capital Management Llc owns 62,185 shares or 0.46% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:VZ) traded up $0.65 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $47.66. Cypress Gp invested in 0.92% or 92,954 shares. It also reduced Ishares Tr stake by 22,654 shares and now owns 50 shares. Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL) was raised too.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Verizon Communications Inc. At the moment, the average analyst rating for VZ is Hold. Therefore 44% are positive.

Verizon Communications Inc. on 9/29/2017 reported its EPS as $0.86 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.89. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 6th.

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The stock is now showing YTD performance of -11.93 Percent. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 58.66% and a net margin of 12.80%. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, January 25 to “Mkt Perform” rating. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 21 to “Buy”. HSBC initiated the shares of VZ in report on Thursday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. Verizon Communications’s dividend payout ratio is 60.51%. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. Their projections for the Next Quarter growth is 2.1 percent. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.86. The legal version of this news story can be read at The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. (NYSE:T) on Tuesday, May 30 to “Neutral” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $46 target in Friday, December 4 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, April 24. Bank of America Corporation set a $52.00 target price on Verizon Communications and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 26.