Q1 2025 EPS Estimates for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Lowered by Analyst

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZFree Report) – Equities research analysts at Zacks Research decreased their Q1 2025 EPS estimates for Verizon Communications in a research note issued on Monday, June 10th. Zacks Research analyst R. Department now anticipates that the cell phone carrier will post earnings of $1.14 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $1.15. The consensus estimate for Verizon Communications’ current full-year earnings is $4.59 per share. Zacks Research also issued estimates for Verizon Communications’ FY2025 earnings at $4.64 EPS, Q1 2026 earnings at $1.16 EPS and FY2026 earnings at $4.82 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Oppenheimer reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Verizon Communications in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. StockNews.com raised shares of Verizon Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 4th. Tigress Financial boosted their target price on Verizon Communications from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 17th. Wells Fargo & Company cut their price target on Verizon Communications from $44.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Finally, Redburn Atlantic raised Verizon Communications from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $33.00 to $39.00 in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $44.77.

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Verizon Communications Stock Down 1.3 %

NYSE VZ opened at $40.41 on Tuesday. Verizon Communications has a 12 month low of $30.14 and a 12 month high of $43.42. The company has a current ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42. The stock has a market cap of $170.10 billion, a PE ratio of 15.08, a P/E/G ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.42. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $40.23 and its 200 day moving average is $39.82.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 22nd. The cell phone carrier reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.03. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 8.44% and a return on equity of 20.41%. The company had revenue of $33 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.23 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS. Verizon Communications’s quarterly revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Verizon Communications

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA raised its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications by 627.8% in the 4th quarter. LFA Lugano Financial Advisors SA now owns 655 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock valued at $25,000 after purchasing an additional 565 shares in the last quarter. Criterion Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications during the 4th quarter worth $25,000. Koesten Hirschmann & Crabtree INC. bought a new stake in Verizon Communications during the first quarter valued at about $25,000. Vermillion & White Wealth Management Group LLC purchased a new position in Verizon Communications in the fourth quarter valued at about $29,000. Finally, Morton Brown Family Wealth LLC raised its holdings in Verizon Communications by 130.1% in the fourth quarter. Morton Brown Family Wealth LLC now owns 863 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 488 shares in the last quarter. 62.06% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Verizon Communications Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 10th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.58%. Verizon Communications’s payout ratio is 99.25%.

Verizon Communications Company Profile

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Verizon Communications Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of communications, technology, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide. It operates in two segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business).

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