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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 21, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 32 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 Jan 23, 2017. The previous consensus forecast advised that Verizon Communications Inc. would outperform the market.
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Buy2
Outperform5
Hold24
Underperform1
Sell0

Share price forecast

The 20 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Verizon Communications Inc. have a median target of 50.00, with a high estimate of 59.00 and a low estimate of 38.00. The median estimate represents a 8.91% increase from the last price of 45.91.
High28.5%59.00
Med8.9%50.00
Low-17.2%38.00

Dividends

In 2016, Verizon Communications Inc reported a dividend of 2.27 USD, which represents a 2.60% increase over last year. The 21 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 2.33 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 2.71%.
Div growth (TTM)2.60%
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Earnings history & estimates

On Apr 20, 2017, Verizon Communications Inc. reported 1st quarter 2017 earnings of 0.95 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 23 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 1st quarter results by 10.38%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Jul 27, 2017.
Average growth rate-2.07%
Verizon Communications Inc. reported annual 2016 earnings of 3.87 per share on Jan 24, 2017.
Average growth rate+14.25%
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Revenue history & estimates

Verizon Communications Inc. had 1st quarter 2017 revenues of 29.81bn. This missed the 30.49bn consensus estimate of the 20 analysts following the company. This was 7.33% below the prior year's 1st quarter results.
Average growth rate-1.76%
Verizon Communications Inc. had revenues for the full year 2016 of 125.98bn. This was 4.29% below the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+2.19%
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