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

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 08, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.515 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased VZ stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $44.06, representing a -9.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.77 and a 19.73% increase over the 52 week low of $36.80.

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 $1.08. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 13.86%, compared to an industry average of .3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VZ Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to VZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have VZ as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares High Dividend Equity Fund ( HDV )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK )
  • WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund ( DHS )
  • 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 IYZ with an increase of 3.13% over the last 100 days. HDV has the highest percent weighting of VZ at 6.19%.

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


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

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