Verizon Communications Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.515 per share scheduled for February 01,
2013. Shareholders who purchased VZ stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
3% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $44.06,
representing a -9.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.77 and
a 19.73% 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 $1.08. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.86%, compared to an
industry average of .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:
- iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of
3.13% over the last 100 days. HDV has the highest percent weighting
of VZ at 6.19%.