Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 08, 2014
Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that VZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $48.04, the dividend yield is 4.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $48.04, representing a -11.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.31 and a 6.57% increase over the 52 week low of $45.08.
VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as AT&T Inc. ( T ) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 23.43%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.
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 5.96% over the last 100 days. FDL has the highest percent weighting of VZ at 8.67%.