Verizon Communications Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

VZ -- USA Stock  

USD 54.65  0.69  1.28%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Verizon Communications is 'Buy'. 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 the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon Verizon Communications has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0633, jensen alpha of 0.0794, total risk alpha of 0.243, sortino ratio of 0.2054 and treynor ratio of 0.4036
Macroaxis recommendation module provides unbiased buy or sell recommendation that can be used to complement current average analyst sentiment on Verizon Communications. Our recommendation engine ##verb4## current market data to analyse the organization potential to grow from the prospective of investors risk tolerance and investing 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 7.25 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
Communication Services IdeaCommunication Services
Networking, telecom, long distance carriers, and other communication services

Verizon Communications Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.06Value At Risk1.76
Potential Upside1.34Standard Deviation1.11
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Verizon Communications Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.14
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.22

Verizon Communications Volatility Alert

Verizon Communications has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.06 and kurtosis of -0.18. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Verizon Communications to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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Verizon Communications Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsVerizon CommunicationsPeer Average
Return On Equity78.25 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset7.14 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin23.88 % (5.50) %
Operating Margin36.16 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation338.46 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding4.13 B1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders0.03 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions66.33 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted33.21 M3.24 M
Price to Earning7.25 times40.69 times
Price to Book4.34 times14.44 times
Price to Sales1.74 times17.81 times
Revenue129.65 B9.85 B
Gross Profit74.65 B21.75 B
EBITDA46.88 B1.41 B
Net Income30.95 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents1.75 B3.89 B
Cash per Share0.42 times5.17 times
Total Debt115.7 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity215.90 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio0.95 times3.30 times
Book Value Per Share12.59 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations9.09 B1.25 B
Short Ratio2.26 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share7.54 times2.30 times
Price to Earnings To Growth1.97 times1.22 times
Number of Employees153.1 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization225.81 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 Babbio Lawrence T Jr of tradable 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 115.7 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 215.9 which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. Verizon Communications has Current Ratio of 0.93 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 October 9, 2018 Verizon Communications paid $ 0.6025 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Exercise or conversion by Ruesterholz Virginia P of 20000 shares of Verizon Communications subject to Rule 16b-3

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Verizon Communications Current Analysts Recommendations

Target Median Price57.50
Target Mean Price56.71
Recommendation Mean2.40
Target High Price65.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions26
Target Low Price45.00
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