Shareholder returns and stock trends
Verizon’s (VZ) closing price on March 23, 2018, was $46.29. Based on that closing price, Verizon has a market cap of ~$188.8 billion—the second-largest among all major US wireless service providers. Verizon’s 52-week low stands at $42.80, while its 52-week high is $54.77.
Verizon’s stock price has fallen 6.8% in the trailing year. In comparison, Sprint (S) and AT&T (T) have seen their stock prices fall 41.8% and 16.7%, respectively, in the trailing year. Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) stock price has fallen 5.4% in the trailing year.
On March 23, 2018, the majority of Wall Street analysts had recommended “holds” on Verizon stock. These recommendations represented 70% of the total 33 analysts covering the stock. Meanwhile, 30% of analysts had recommended “buys” on the stock. There were no “sell” recommendations on the stock.
Verizon’s dividend yield
Dividend yield is a reflection of how much cash an investor is receiving for every dollar invested in a company’s equity. On March 23, 2018, Verizon’s dividend yield was ~5.0%, lower than the same metric for AT&T at ~5.6% as of the same date.