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Verizon’s Stock Performance in 2018: The Ups and Downs

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Sep. 28 2018, Updated 8:00 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Verizon’s (VZ) closing price on September 20 was $53.95 per share. Based on that closing price, Verizon has a market capitalization of ~$224.9 billion, the second-largest market cap among the major US mobile operators. Verizon’s highest price in the last 52 weeks stands at $55.42 per share. Its lowest price in the last 52 weeks was $43.97 per share.

Year-to-date, Verizon’s stock price has increased by 2.8%. The stock generated a return of -0.9% in the trailing-one-month period and 11.2% in the trailing-12-month period.

In comparison, Sprint (S) and AT&T (T) have seen their stock prices decrease by 20.4% and 11.6%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period. Meanwhile, T-Mobile’s (TMUS) stock price rose 9.0% in the trailing-12-month period.

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Moving averages

On September 20, Verizon stock closed the trading day at $53.95. Based on this figure, the stock was trading 0.8% below its 20-day moving average of $54.38, 1.4% above its 50-day moving average of $53.19, and 5.8% above its 100-day moving average of $50.99.

Verizon’s dividend yield

A company’s dividend yield indicates how much cash an investor is receiving for every dollar that’s invested in the company’s equity. On September 20, Verizon’s dividend yield was 4.4%, which was lower than AT&T’s dividend yield of 5.9% on the same date.

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