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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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  • Congrats to all those who had the balls to buy into earnings.....woohoo!
  • plus 5G networks coming, Verizon's next year sure be very beautiful.
  • am I suppose to or should I feel bad for those who short vz? at least please do not make the same mistake again.
  • VZ whisper numbers is a beat for earnings due out tomorrow!
  • rise stock price plus 5.25 percent dividend .
  • Verizon results confirm that the mobile sector is maturing with growth in subscribers being moderated by top line sales and margin pressure. The mobile segment often is in the headlines: "Extreme competition crushing mobile operator XYZ". That advertising hyping type of headlines is far from the relatively boring fact that the mobile business remains very strong and profitable. There is no major threat from entry by cable, satellite or other entrants and the competition from the number 3 and 4 serves to push the industry into line rather than as derailing the prevailing trends. Nothing is rocking the boat to near the degree some writers use to sell ad space.

    Why the big pop higher? Because expectations have been impacted by the bleak hype of those selling analyst reports and articles/advertising space. There is no question that the mobile space has become more mature so that growth is harder to come by and margins are subject to pressure. However, technology and more spectrum that has already been accounted for paves the way to achieve higher performance for less new capital commitments, resulting in margin expansion that offsets the offering of higher bandwidths/unlimited service plans and other service enhancements. And churn rates have trended lower over the years. Subscribers are 99% sticking with their current providers. Seen from that perspective, mobile service looks extremely stable as opposed to being threatened by 'extreme competition'. The pop in VZ reflects relief that the fear mongers were largely wrong.
  • Good to see the big move today.
  • run vz run. you are the true owner and guardian of the future of mobility for USA and slowly of the world. these foreign implants of tmus and sprint will be dealt with in due time. vz is better than money in the bank.
  • Is Verizon (VZ) headed higher? My guess is that VZ has seen its low for the year and base itself at a higher level than before the earnings release, however, is unlikely to break through the 50 level soon. Upside remains as fear that cable companies will forge such a deal with Sprint (or T-Mobile) or that a merger between T-mobile and Sprint will take place to upset the Verizon's competitive position has been overblown. Even though a deal between Sprint and one or both of the cable companies may happen, the fear of that happening is most likely worse than if it actually occurs. Verizon's results demonstrate stability rather than upset. And the acquisitions of Yahoo! and AOL appears to be going along OK - not hugely impactful and better than some analysts feared.
  • BAM
  • Is the COMCAST acquisition of VZ possible?
  • wow,

    See how much lies Jim Cramer has been talking.
  • Verizon is make money machine
  • I tried to sell covered calls on my 2000 shares at the close yesterday and missed by a penny. Would have cost me $6000. Lesson learned. Shorts are having to cover which will drive the price higher through tomorrows close. Until yesterday shorting Vz before earnings was a sure thing!
  • it looks cheap and more rooms to go 50+
    good yield over 5% + coming 10% share price up
    at least 15%
  • VZ Should be atleast $80.00 pps
  • Just opened a long position in VZ. I think the $42 price we saw was the bottom. Nice dividend and a good outlook ahead thanks to being the first to roll out 5G.
  • Comcast buying VZ?
  • Comcast wants VZ for $60 a share
  • l think no more price war, because Sprint T mobile PC Metro and cricket signals too bad.