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Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

Verizon has had quarterly losses in post-paid phone customers before, but not when other wireless connections are included. Lawsuit for its FiOS rollout in NY is a concern. But Verizon doubled down in 2014 with its $130 billion purchase of Vodafone Group PLC's 45% stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture. Verizon has started conducting 5G wireless network trials in 11 US cities and plans to deploy its fixed wireless version in 2018. That's after the company unveiled its new plan in February, touching off a domino effect within the industry that forced AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint to go back to the drawing board and make their deals more competitive.

It's only thanks to Verizon's launch of unlimited plans that the bloodshed isn't worse. The company is aiming to deploy small cells using 3.5GHz spectrum. VZ rose 1.4%, plunged -1.16% and advanced 0.12% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Verizon Communications. (NYSE:VZ). Pioneer Invest Mngmt reported 0.62% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Citigroup Inc reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. Verizon Communications Inc. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $49.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.97. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $54.40.

Shares of Verizon fell almost 1.5 percent on the news.

ATR value of company was 0.53. The stock as of last trading session moved 8.50% up from its 52 week low and was -10.45% behind its 52 week high. The company has a market cap of $198.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.21 and a beta of 0.43. After a recent look, shares have been seen -1.98% from the 200-day moving average, and 0.54% from the 50-day moving average.

There has also been speculation that Verizon could be interested in buying cable company Charter.

Best time to invest in stock market is when things are on odd side, and it's not easy how to pick stocks. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) is presently sitting at 0.96. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on April, 20. The cell phone carrier reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.03. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 72.75% and a net margin of 10.42%.

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Total operating revenue fell to $29.81 billion for the fourth straight quarter from $32.17 billion a year earlier. Private Bank & Trust Co. now owns 35,684 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $1,854,000 after buying an additional 6,412 shares in the last quarter.

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, Verizon had 113.913 million retail subscribers, up 1.2% year over year. Equities research analysts expect that Verizon Communications will post $3.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 10th were given a $0.5775 dividend. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 6th. Verizon Communications's payout ratio is now 71.74%. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright & trademark law. If you are accessing this piece on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright legislation. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.66, for a total value of $30,292.60. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $775,119.66. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Guidant Wealth Advisors bought a new position in shares of Verizon Communications during the third quarter worth $107,000. It has 4080.00 million of outstanding shares and its shares float measured at 4078.65.

What happened with Verizon this quarter?

Community Trust & Investment Co. now owns 4,529 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 547 shares in the last quarter.

Evercore ISI restated their hold rating on shares of Verizon Communications Inc.

02/13/2017 - Verizon Communications Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. The company's Wireline segment offers high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as Voice over Internet protocol services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP), public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services that include collocation and managed hosting services; cloud services, which comprise computing, storage, backup, recovery, and application platforms; and business communications services.


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