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Who are the Institutional Holders in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)?

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is -23.15% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $39.47 and a high of $55.51 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The VZ stock was last observed hovering at around $39.48 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.45% off its average median price target of $50.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 37.61% off the consensus price target high of $64.00 offered by 29 analysts, but current levels are 2.61% higher than the price target low of $41.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $39.93, the stock is -4.52% and -10.07% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 19.79 million and changing 1.14% at the moment leaves the stock -19.99% off its SMA200. VZ registered -26.14% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -21.66%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.54 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $7.24.

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The stock witnessed a -8.14% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -23.34%, and is -2.68% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.27% over the week and 1.81% over the month.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has around 118400 employees, a market worth around $166.80B and $134.32B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 8.02 and Fwd P/E is 7.59. Profit margin for the company is 15.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 1.17% and -28.07% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (10.50%).

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is a “Hold”. 29 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.00, where 21 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 2 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Verizon Communications Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 10/21/2022.The EPS is expected to grow by 23.70% this year

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 4.20B, and float is at 4.20B with Short Float at 0.69%.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Insider Activity

A total of 7 insider transactions have happened at Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 6 and purchases happening 1 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Silliman Craig L., the company’s EVP&ChiefAdminLegal&PubPolOff. SEC filings show that Silliman Craig L. sold 1,558 shares of the company’s common stock on Jul 05 at a price of $51.42 per share for a total of $80112.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 33403.0 shares.

Verizon Communications Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jun 03 that Silliman Craig L. (EVP&ChiefAdminLegal&PubPolOff) sold a total of 1,558 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jun 03 and was made at $50.94 per share for $79365.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 34961.0 shares of the VZ stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on May 23, Silliman Craig L. (EVP&ChiefAdminLegal&PubPolOff) disposed off 1,558 shares at an average price of $50.00 for $77900.0. The insider now directly holds 36,519 shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ).

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Apple Inc. (AAPL) that is trading 4.72% up over the past 12 months and AT&T Inc. (T) that is -20.59% lower over the same period. T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) is 5.73% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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