Verizon Communications Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.515 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01,
2013. 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 $49.3, the dividend yield is 4.18%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $49.3,
representing a -1.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.86 and
a 33.97% increase over the 52 week low of $36.80.
VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (
) and AT&T Inc. (
). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.31. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 23.44%, compared to an
industry average of -2.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund (
- First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (
- iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (
- iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is HDV with an increase of
11.57% over the last 100 days. IYZ has the highest percent
weighting of VZ at 9.89%.