Verizon Communications Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

VZ -- USA Stock  

USD 51.59  0.18  0.35%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Verizon Communications is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Verizon Communications buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding VZ positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Verizon Communications available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from VZ buy-and-hold prospective. Also please take a look at Verizon Communications Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus.

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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Verizon Communications has a risk adjusted performance of 0.01, jensen alpha of 0.0, total risk alpha of 0.0 and treynor ratio of 0.0
Macroaxis buy or sell recommendation tool can be used to complement Verizon Communications advice provided by experts. It analyzes the firm potential to grow against your specific risk preferences and investment horizon. To make sure Verizon Communications is not overpriced, please validate all Verizon Communications fundamentals including its Revenue, Total Debt, Earnings Per Share, as well as the relationship between Net Income and Book Value Per Share . Given that Verizon Communications has Price to Earning of 6.74 times, we advise you double-check Verizon Communications market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your current risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Verizon Communications Thematic Classifications

Dividend Beast IdeaDividend Beast
Solid, dividend paying stocks and ETFs
Impulse IdeaImpulse
Macroaxis evolving impulse stocks

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.35Value At Risk1.25
Potential Upside2.32Standard Deviation1.16
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Hexavest IncCommon Shares5.6 M279.3 M
Dnb Asset Management AsCommon Shares3.6 M180.1 M
SwedbankCommon Shares2.8 M138.8 M
Gateway Investment Advisers LlcCommon Shares2 M101.3 M
Hamlin Capital Management LlcCommon Shares1.7 M86 M
Gulf International Bank Uk LtdCommon Shares1.3 M66.9 M
Fjarde Apfonden Fourth Swedish National Pension FundCommon Shares1.2 M58 M

Verizon Communications Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.00
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.00

Verizon Communications Volatility Alert

Verizon Communications has low volatility with Treynor Ratio of 0.0, Maximum Drawdown of 4.58 and kurtosis of 0.45. However, we advice all investors to further analyze Verizon Communications to make certain all market information is desiminated and is consistent with the current expectations about Verizon Communications upside potential.
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Verizon Communications Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsVerizon CommunicationsPeer Average
Return On Equity81.84 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset7.51 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin24.37 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin37.46 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation327.66 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding4.13 B1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.05 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions65.80 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted32.65 M3.24 M
Price to Earning6.74 times40.69 times
Price to Book4.18 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.66 times17.81 times
Revenue127.99 B9.85 B
Gross Profit74.65 B21.75 B
EBITDA47.94 B1.41 B
Net Income31.2 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents1.92 B3.89 B
Cash per Share0.47 times5.17 times
Total Debt119.93 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity229.10 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.98 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share12.29 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations9.81 B1.25 B
Short Ratio2.20 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share7.63 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.86 times1.22 times
Number of Employees154.7 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization212.42 B29.78 B
Total Asset244.64 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings15.06 B38.24 B
Working Capital(12.77 B)3.58 B
Current Asset22.28 B36.8 B
   Acquisition by Lowell McAdam of 44220 shares of Verizon Communications subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Verizon Communications Alerts

Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions
Verizon Communications has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments
The company reports 119.93 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 229.1 which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. Verizon Communications has Current Ratio of 0.96 implying that it has not enough working capital to pay out debt commitments in time.
About 66.0% of Verizon Communications outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors
On July 9, 2018 Verizon Communications paid $ 0.59 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Verizon Communications exotic insider transaction detected
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