Verizon Communications Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 08, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VZ stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 2.91% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $48.69,
representing a -10.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.31 and
a 17.33% increase over the 52 week low of $41.50.
VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (
) and Vodafone Group Plc (
). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.76. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 25.92%, compared to an
industry average of 5.5%.
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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
8.52% over the last 100 days. FDL has the highest percent weighting
of VZ at 8.81%.