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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
9
StockScouter

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, a large-cap value company in the public utilities sector, is expected to significantly outperform the market over the next six months with very low risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

Con

The most recent quarterly earnings report was slightly lower than analysts’ consensus forecast. Neutral/Negative

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: A

The most recent quarterly earnings report was slightly lower than analysts’ consensus forecast. Neutral/Negative

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

One or more analysts has modestly increased quarterly earnings estimates for VZ. Positive

OWNERSHIP
Grade: C

A high-level executive sold a small number of shares recently. This tends to be a neutral to bad sign. Neutral/Negative

Shares are under heavy accumulation by financial institutions. Positive for large companies like VZ

VALUATION
Grade: A

The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

The price-to-sales multiple is about the same as the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like VZ

The ratio of VZ's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is about the same or slightly above the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

TECHNICAL
Grade: B

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Previous day's closing price for VZ was close to its 50-day moving average. Neutral

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