Verizon Communications Stock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy Verizon Communications stock? (NYSE:VZ). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • This company is a well-established bedrock.
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company has stable growth.
  • This company has a large dividend yield!
  • This company is making money at a modest rate.

Inside the VZ Numbers

VZ Price
(Verizon Communications stock price per share)
$37.77
[?] VZ Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$58.47
[?] VZ Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $49.70
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 49% lower than other Technology stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 55% lower than other Telecom Services stocks
[?] Cash Yield 17.16%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 15%
[?] Dividend Yield 7%
Shares Shorted 35,272,938

This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.

Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.

As of the latest analysis, there are 35,272,938 shares shorted. With 4,197,129,564 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 23,822,730, it would take at least 1.481 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.

Is Verizon Communications Stock on Sale?

We believe that Verizon Communications may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, Verizon Communications looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy VZ Stock?

Does Verizon Communications have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.