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Today’s quick video takes a closer look at Verizon (VZ) stock ahead of their earnings report. This telecom giant has been on a surprisingly volatile ride over the past few months as interest rate concerns have hit this high dividend payer. But with an imminent earnings report, investors will want to focus on fundamentals in the short term for clues about this stock’s path ahead.

Fortunately for investors, the stock finds itself in a solid industry rank position, including a rank in the top third overall. The company also has a strong history in earnings season, and this includes a streak of seven straight reports without a miss.

It isn’t all roses for VZ though, as the company has just a Zacks Rank #3 (hold), and a ‘C’ for its VGM score. Additionally, the stock has a negative Earnings ESP and a sluggish estimate trend, so not a great overall picture for this company, and especially when you add in the rate hike pressure and its impact on high dividend payers like Verizon.

VERIZON COMM Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

VERIZON COMM Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | VERIZON COMM Quote

Verizon reports on October 20th before the bell, and we are looking for earnings of $0.99/share. Make sure to watch the video for a quick guide to VZ heading into the report, but if you want to learn more about trading in earnings season, check out our podcast below:


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