Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 08, 2013

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Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $47.1, the dividend yield is 4.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $47.1, representing a -13.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.31 and a 16.27% increase over the 52 week low of $40.51.

VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and AT&T Inc. ( T ). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.54. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 24.73%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.

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:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index Fund ( IYZ )
  • First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund ( FDL )
  • iShares High Dividend ETF ( HDV )
  • Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX )
  • iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund ( IXP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an increase of 1.61% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VZ at 9%.



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 , HDV , IXP , IYZ , T , VOX , VZ

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