Verizon Communications Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014.
Shareholders who purchased VZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that VZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $48.04, the dividend yield is 4.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $48.04,
representing a -11.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.31 and
a 6.57% increase over the 52 week low of $45.08.
VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as AT&T Inc. (
) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (
). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 23.43%, compared to an
industry average of 1.3%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to VZ through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VZ as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLK with an increase of
5.96% over the last 100 days. FDL has the highest percent weighting
of VZ at 8.67%.