Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 08, 2014

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Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) 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. ( CHL ) and Vodafone Group Plc ( VOD ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VZ Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( FDL )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
  • Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
  • iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund ( IXP ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CHL , FDL , IXP , IYZ , VOD , VOX , VZ , XLK

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