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Where Verizon Stock Stands among Its Industry Peers

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Verizon’s (VZ) closing price on December 12, 2017, was $53.19 per share. Based on that closing price, Verizon has a market capitalization of ~$217.0 billion—the second-largest market cap level among all major US wireless companies. Verizon’s 52-week-high price stands at $54.83 per share, while its lowest 52-week price was $42.80 per share.

Verizon’s stock price has risen 2.76% in the trailing year. In comparison, Sprint (S) and AT&T (T) have seen their stock prices fall ~30.7% and ~7.3%, respectively, in the trailing year. Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) stock price rose ~13.1% in the trailing year.

Analysts’ recommendations

On December 12, 2017, the majority of Wall Street analysts recommended a “hold” on Verizon’s stock. These recommendations represented 70% of the 33 analysts covering the stock.

Meanwhile, 30% of these analysts recommended a “buy” on the stock. There were no “sell” recommendations on the stock.

Verizon’s dividend yield

Dividend yield indicates how much cash an investor is getting for every dollar that is invested in the company’s equity. On December 12, 2017, Verizon’s dividend yield was ~4.6%. It was lower than the same metric for AT&T at ~5.1% on the same date.

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