VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
55.48
-0.02 (-0.04%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

55.47 -0.01 (-0.02%)
After hours: 7:23PM EDT

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Previous Close55.50
Open55.45
Bid55.40 x 3200
Ask55.59 x 800
Day's Range54.56 - 55.63
52 Week Range50.05 - 61.58
Volume13,757,172
Avg. Volume13,350,260
Market Cap229.449B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.51
PE Ratio (TTM)14.33
EPS (TTM)3.87
Earnings DateAug 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.41 (4.34%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-07-09
1y Target Est59.61
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