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Verizon Communications - NYSE

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  • Verizon: One Of The Best Picks In The Sector
    Trading Champ Today, 4:01 PM 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon Communications reported solid growth in the recent quarter.
    • Verizon’s wireless network and the recent buyout of Vodafone will deliver value to shareholders over time.
    • Verizon’s cost-cutting initiatives will improve the company’s bottom line in the coming years.
    • The company has a strong dividend yield.
  • Verizon Maintains Its Allure For Long-Term Growth And Dividend Seekers
    Equity Watch Today, 4:14 AM 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Company’s success in operational performance is well reflected by top-line and bottom-line growth.
    • Stock headed to grow both wireless and wireline segments.
    • Growth in segments to be achieved through large scale investments in long-term growth-generating initiatives.
    • VZ’s solid cash flow base strengthens belief in sustainability of dividends.
  • Verizon Profits From Telecom Oligopoly In The U.S.
    Ben Strubel Wed, Jun. 25 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon spends less on capital expenditures then international telecoms.
    • Verizon earns outsize profit margins compared to international telecoms.
    • Oligopoly in telecom market is likely to continue under current FCC regime.
  • 4 Concrete Reasons Why Verizon Communications Is A Solid Buy
    Anup Singh Tue, Jun. 24 15 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon Communications posted solid growth in the previous quarter, setting the stage for a strong performance going forward.
    • Verizon is making solid investments in the business to upgrade its network and provide better services to customers in order to compete with AT&T.
    • Verizon's fundamentals are strong, and the company can continue increasing its dividend in the future.
    • Verizon's expected earnings growth rate for the next five years is better than AT&T.
  • Verizon: One Of The Best Picks In The Sector
    IAEResearch Fri, Jun. 13 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Continued growth from wireless as well as FiOS will enhance revenues, as well as cash flows of the company.
    • The telecom sector has shown steady gains after the recent slump, due to fears about price competition in the sector.
    • Increased penetration rates of FiOS will allow the company to continue growth at high rates in the FiOS segment.
  • Why Buffett Bought Verizon
    Joe Raciti Wed, Jun. 11 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon has an economic moat by way of their network, a resource that is hard to come by.
    • Verizon is in good shape no matter how the rumored Sprint/T-Mobile merger plays out.
    • Increased competition between device makers could put downward pressure on carrier subsidies.
    • Verizon's brand and recent buyout of Vodafone will deliver value to shareholders over time.
  • Verizon: Attractive Fundamentals At A Reasonable Valuation
    James Brender Tue, Jun. 10 12 Comments

    Summary

    • VZ Wireless' superior network is an intriguing competitive advantage that is fueling revenue growth and margin improvement.
    • Results for VZ Wireline have stabilized.
    • Valuation is compelling, at less than 14x analysts' estimate for 2014 earnings.
  • Verizon: 5 Reasons To Consider Buying
    Tradevestor Mon, Jun. 9 32 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividends and clock-like dividend increases remain the long-term attractions.
    • Analyst estimates and price targets add luster to short term.
    • Support from big boys as well as technical standpoint do not hurt.
  • Verizon: What Would Be The Post-Merger Dividend Trend?
    Stock Gamer Mon, Jun. 2

    Summary

    • On a sustainable basis, dividend per share would grow by 3.0%-3.5% per annum over the next few years.
    • Deleveraging in the coming 3 years will create about $4 per share value.
    • Current valuation reasonably reflects the dividend growth potential.
  • Verizon: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity In A High-Yielding Stock
    Arie Goren Sun, Jun. 1 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Verizon is an excellent combination of good value and solid growth high-yielding dividend stock.
    • Verizon will continue to benefit from the remarkable leadership of its wireless segment.
    • Verizon has compelling valuation metrics; its EV/EBITDA ratio is very low at 6.30.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Invested In Verizon, Should You?
    Victor Liang Sun, Jun. 1 40 Comments

    Summary

    • Buffett's investment managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, were likely the ones who invested in Verizon for Berkshire's equity portfolio.
    • Verizon fits well in Berkshire's portfolio because it meets these criteria: good long-term prospects, increasing dividends, wide economic moats and a trustworthy management team.
    • Verizon should be a great investment for the long-term because its wireless business is benefiting from the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, especially 4G LTE devices.
    • Verizon's intrinsic value should be worth around $214 billion in market cap or $51.6 per share.
  • Adding Verizon To A Conservative Income Portfolio May Be A Good Call
    Dividend Appreciator Fri, May. 30 12 Comments

    Summary

    • The company operates in an oligopoly in the American telecommunications sector.
    • Recent M&A activity will increase profits and dividends going forward.
    • Verizon should offer investors a sweet combination of high yield and nice EPS growth.
  • Verizon's Dividend Is Secure
    Jesse Bellet Fri, May. 30

    Summary

    • Verizon has a market cap of $205 billion and a current dividend yield of 4.3%.
    • Verizon's dividend coverage ratio exceeded AT&T's in the first quarter of 2014.
    • Verizon completed the acquisition of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless for about $130 billion during the first quarter.
  • Verizon: Solid First Quarter But Overvalued Shares
    Bottom Up Investing Fri, May. 30 5 Comments

    Summary

    • The use of operating and financial leverage enhanced first-quarter results of operations.
    • Shares are trading well above their estimated intrinsic value.
    • The long-term technicals are bearish as the share price approaches the top of the range.
  • Verizon: A Buy Or A Sell?
    Adnan Riaz Wed, May. 21 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Strong demand continues for higher-margin 4G LTE services, resulting in continued service revenue expansion.
    • Verizon’s acquisition of Vodafone’s 45% indirect stake in Wireless will allow for greater operational efficiency and full access to the future cash flows.
    • Attractive for dividend investors.
  • Debt-Laden Verizon Is Still A Buy - Price Target Is $54
    Alcaraz Research Wed, May. 21 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Despite the heavy debt handicap, Verizon is still worth betting on. Alpha Omega Mathematica rates it a Buy.
    • Technical Indicators from BarChart also endorses VZ as a Buy.
    • Berkshire Hathaway and John Paulson recently took large positions in Verizon. It is best for long-term small investors to follow where the big boys are going.
  • Today's Market: Why Verizon Will Not Bid For Dish
    Matthew Smith Tue, May. 20

    Summary

    • Analyze why VZ will not be making a bid for DISH.
    • Discuss why the T and DTV deal makes more sense than anything VZ could put together in the industry.
    • Look at valuation in regards to the satellite providers.
  • Verizon: Buffett And Few More Reasons To Buy
    Tradevestor Fri, May. 16 26 Comments

    Summary

    • Berkshire discloses it now holds 11 million shares in Verizon.
    • Increasing earnings estimates are also encouraging.
    • Price targets and dividends should comfort investors about the upside.
  • Is AT&T A Better Investment Than Verizon?
    Winning Strategies Wed, May. 7 15 Comments

    Summary

    • The telecom services sector is finding it challenging to create growth.
    • AT&T has been experiencing slow growth, but the outlook for the company is strong.
    • Verizon has been able to generate stronger growth and returns than AT&T.
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Company Description

Verizon Communications Inc. is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its two segments are Wireless and Wireline.