Verizon Generates Returns of -1.0% in Trailing-Five-Day Period


Dec. 16 2015, Updated 2:04 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of November 25, 2015, Verizon (VZ) generated investor returns of -10.2% in the trailing-12-month period and -3.1% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, the company generated -0.56% in 2014 and has generated -4.0% YTD (year-to-date). Verizon’s share price decreased by -1.0% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, CenturyLink (CTL) and Frontier Communications (FTR), peer companies in the integrated telecom subsector, generated returns of -4.7% and -8.9%, respectively, in the trailing-one-month period.

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Moving averages

On November 25, 2015, Verizon closed the trading day at $44.92. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 2% below its 100-day moving average of $45.69
  • 1% below its 50-day moving average of $44.94
  • 2% below its 20-day moving average of $45.55

Moving average convergence divergence

A company’s MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. On November 25, 2015, Verizon’s 14-day MACD was 0.01. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) was 46, which shows that the stock is slightly oversold. Generally, if a company’s RSI is above 70, it indicates that its stock is overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a company’s stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Of 33 analysts covering Verizon’s stock, 15 have issued a “buy” recommendation, two recommended a “sell,” and 16 have recommended a “hold.” The analyst stock price target for the company is $50.42, with a median target estimate of $51. This means that Verizon is trading at a discount of 12% to median analyst estimates.

Verizon comprises 20.7% of the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) and 16.2% of the iShares S&P Global Telecommunications ETF (IXP).


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