Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 08, 2021. A cash dividend payment of $0.627 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 02, 2021. Shareholders who purchased VZ prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that VZ has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $56.41, the dividend yield is 4.45%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VZ was $56.41, representing a -8.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.95 and a 4.95% increase over the 52 week low of $53.75.
VZ is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) and AT&T Inc. (T). VZ's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.56. Zacks Investment Research reports VZ's forecasted earnings growth in 2021 as 3.97%, compared to an industry average of .6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to VZ through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have VZ as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Wellington Fund (VZ)
- First Trust Morningstar ETF (VZ)
- iShares Core High Dividend ETF (VZ)
- Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF (VZ)
- iShares Trust (VZ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VFVA with an increase of 12.94% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of VZ at 86%.
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