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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 07, 2015

Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.565 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased VZ prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.73% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $44, the dividend yield is 5.14%.

The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $44, representing a -14.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.73 and a 15.61% increase over the 52 week low of $38.06.

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 $2.41. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 17.74%, compared to an industry average of 2.7%.

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 Core High Dividend ETF ( HDV )
  • Vanguard Telecom ETF - DNQ ( VOX )
  • iShares Global Telecom ETF ( IXP )
  • iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF ( IYZ )
  • First Trust Morningstar ETF ( FDL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FDL with an decrease of -4.08% over the last 100 days. HDV has the highest percent weighting of VZ at 7.56%.

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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