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Consensus recommendation

As of Sep 23, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 31 polled investment analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on Jul 20, 2016. The previous consensus forecast advised that Verizon Communications Inc. would outperform the market.
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Share price forecast

The 20 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Verizon Communications Inc. have a median target of 54.00, with a high estimate of 60.00 and a low estimate of 45.00. The median estimate represents a 2.74% increase from the last price of 52.56.


In 2015, Verizon Communications Inc reported a dividend of 2.23 USD, which represents a 3.24% increase over last year. The 22 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.28 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 2.29%.
Div growth (TTM)3.24%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 26, 2016, Verizon Communications Inc. reported 2nd quarter 2016 earnings of 0.94 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 20 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 2nd quarter results by 9.62%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Oct 20, 2016.
Average growth rate-1.66%
Verizon Communications Inc. reported annual 2015 earnings of 3.99 per share on Jan 21, 2016.
The next earnings announcement from Verizon Communications Inc. is expected the week of Jan 24, 2017.
Average growth rate+16.86%
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Revenue history & estimates

Verizon Communications Inc. had 2nd quarter 2016 revenues of 30.53bn. This missed the 30.94bn consensus estimate of the 18 analysts following the company. This was 5.25% below the prior year's 2nd quarter results.
Average growth rate-1.24%
Verizon Communications Inc. had revenues for the full year 2015 of 131.62bn. This was 3.57% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+4.38%
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