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How’s Verizon’s Dividend Yield Compares with Peers’

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Jan. 18 2019, Updated 3:30 p.m. ET

Verizon’s dividend yield

Long-term investors tend to prefer stocks that have better dividend yields and dividend growth. Verizon’s (VZ) dividend yield was ~4.2% as of January 16, lower than AT&T’s (T) ~6.7%. T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) don’t pay equity dividends.
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Moving averages

Verizon stock has risen above its 100-day moving average, a bullish sign. The stock closed at $57.08 yesterday, 1.5% above its 20-day moving average of $56.26, 0.9% below its 50-day moving average of $57.61, and 1.7% above its 100-day moving average of $56.13. In comparison, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were trading 2.5%, 0.7%, and 2.3% below their 100-day moving averages, respectively.

Relative strength index

As of January 16, Verizon’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score was 51, and T-Mobile’s, Sprint’s, and AT&T’s 14-day RSI scores were 51, 48, and 55, respectively. RSI scores are measured on a scale of zero to 100, with scores below 30 suggesting a stock is oversold and scores over 70 suggesting it is overbought.

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