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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$53.46 USD

53.46
26,407,615

+1.55 (2.99%)

Updated Jan 22, 2018 04:00 PM ET

After-Market: $53.94 +0.48 (0.90%) 5:38 PM ET

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B Value | D Growth | A Momentum | B VGM

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2 Buy 18.12%
3 Hold 9.91%
4 Sell 5.49%
5 Strong Sell 2.29%
S&P 500 9.79%

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year end for Verizon Communications Inc. falls in the month of December .

All items in Millions except EPS data.

12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13
Sales NA 125,980 131,620 127,079 120,550
Cost Of Goods NA 51,424 52,557 49,931 44,887
Gross Profit NA 74,556 79,063 77,148 75,663
Selling & Adminstrative & Depr. & Amort Expenses 0 47,497 46,003 57,549 43,695
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 0 27,059 33,060 19,599 31,968
Non-Operating Income NA -1,697 100 586 -24
Interest Expense NA 4,376 4,920 4,915 2,667
Pretax Income NA 20,986 28,240 15,270 29,277
Income Taxes NA 7,378 9,865 3,314 5,730
Minority Interest NA 481 496 2,331 12,050
Investment Gains/Losses NA 0 0 0 0
Other Income/Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Income From Cont. Operations NA 13,608 18,375 11,956 23,547
Extras & Discontinued Operations NA 0 0 0 0
Net Income NA 13,127 17,879 9,625 11,497
Depreciation Footnote 12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13
Income Before Depreciation & Amortization 0 42,987 49,077 36,132 48,574
Depreciation & Amortization (Cash Flow) NA 15,928 16,017 16,533 16,606
Income After Depreciation & Amortization 0 27,059 33,060 19,599 31,968
Earnings Per Share Data 12/31/17 12/31/16 12/31/15 12/31/14 12/31/13
Average Shares NA 4,086.00 4,093.00 3,981.00 2,874.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items NA 3.86 3.99 3.35 2.84
Diluted Net EPS NA 3.21 4.37 2.42 4.00

Fiscal Year end for Verizon Communications Inc. falls in the month of December .

All items in Millions except EPS data.

12/31/17 9/30/17 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16
Sales NA 31,717.00 30,548.00 29,814.00 32,340.00
Cost Of Goods NA 12,605.00 12,110.00 11,666.00 14,362.00
Gross Profit NA 19,112.00 18,438.00 18,148.00 17,978.00
SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 0.00 11,904.00 10,206.00 10,967.00 9,955.00
Income After SG&A, R&D, and Dept/Amort Expenses 0.00 7,208.00 8,232.00 7,181.00 8,023.00
Non-Operating Income NA -533.00 -47.00 -867.00 43.00
Interest Expense NA 1,164.00 1,218.00 1,132.00 1,137.00
Pretax Income NA 5,511.00 6,967.00 5,182.00 6,949.00
Income Taxes NA 1,775.00 2,489.00 1,629.00 2,349.00
Minority Interest NA 116.00 116.00 103.00 105.00
Investment Gains/Losses NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Income/Charges NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Income From Cont. Operations NA 3,736.00 4,478.00 3,553.00 4,600.00
Extras & Discontinued Operations NA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Net Income NA 3,620.00 4,362.00 3,450.00 4,495.00
Earnings Per Share Data 12/31/17 9/30/17 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16
Average Shares NA 4,089.00 4,087.00 4,087.00 4,087.00
Diluted EPS Before Non-Recurring Items NA 0.98 0.96 0.95 0.86
Diluted Net EPS NA 0.89 1.07 0.84 1.09