Verizon Communications Inc. (
) 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. (
) and AT&T Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 ETF (
- Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (
- iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Index Fund (
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%.