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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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  • L
    Len
    Warren Buffet, buys Great Stocks: that have existing earnings,
    and anticipated revenue and earnings growth, for many
    years to come. VZ, Solid Sender and a Great Stock.
  • k
    kamran
    What I don't understand about this company is that it needs lot of Capex that makes me thinking .I am interested in the company but may be I need more time to think about it. Another thing I am not sure who will be the players in Broadband and cell because even big tech is some how into broadband infrastructure and don't know future of cellphones services.
  • T
    Triton
    Verizon is Buffett's 5th largest position. That was disclosed in Berkshire Hathaway's annual report released on Saturday. Warren doesn't put on large positions unless he's really looked under the hood. My take is he was very aware of what Verizon spent on spectrum (egads - over $40 BILLION - why didn't they buy Sprint; there were ways they could have negated the anti-trust issues). I think he also sees what I see with the Media division. It needs work. It also has hidden value. Get rid of the politics, and keep the good parts (finance, sports, email, etc.) and you've got something. Otherwise, it's a waste.
  • J
    Joe
    AT&T Inc.
    Why do you investors stick with this company when you can buy into #VZ without constant drama?
  • K
    Ken
    Buy the dip. None of the bidders have been allowed to comment about the auction. I believe the government restrictions are lifted next week and when Verizon releases their statement/plan people should jump back on board. Just part of the game.
  • m
    michael
    Now, to fellow small investors; Why i posted & sold over 10k shares here above $56? Because I was too heavy in VZ. This a great company & feel $57.~$58. cometh near term. BUT, always risky having more than 25% holdings in 1 stock.
  • B
    Bill mddb
    It's simple, Warren likes the yield and he thinks he will get his bait back because VZ is going to grow revenue. You can bet that any big infrastructure spending bill will include bucks for Smart/Safe City technology and 5G infrastructure is the base. VZ will layer on revenue from 5G because 5G is creating demand for tech and services that don't exist yet. VZ is not a rocket ship, rather a double hull tanker underway. So 5G increases VZ's chance to get to 3% annual revenue growth. VZ will have to get past the destruction of some of its existing revenues which will switch to 5G consumer and commercial. So, Warren, et. al., I'm glad we're on the same page about the yield and big tech shift underway that will play out in VZ's pool hall -- the players can bet whatever they want while VZ collects for the time.
  • M
    Margaret
    The reasons to buy and hold VZ are many but what is going to give this stock major growth is the sports betting through Yahoo. Google it. It’s going up already. Buffett knows...👍💰
    Neutral
  • P
    Pun intended consequences
    The heavy hitters use vz as a bond proxy. They trade the volatile stocks actively but find little reason to buy up what they consider $ in wait with a bond like yield and reasonable safety.
  • G
    George Marshall
    Ok, so the downward trend continues, no Catalyst’s to upside the price, 10yr rates up, look out for bond proxies. Could be on a precipice of a long downward trend. T-mobile really hurt this company.
  • A
    Anonymous
    Did a little more digging on the Berkshire Hathaway purchase. It's clear it's Warren looking for CD/bond returns with stable stocks. I don't expect BH to do anything with Verizon other than to monitor the quality of the cash flow. I do know, however, that Warren has a habit of reaching out to the CEO's of the companies where he has strategic investments (and the billions invested in Verizon would qualify), and I would expect him to have had such a conversation with Hans by now. In that regard, Warren (hopefully) will pass along some of his sage advice about not ticking off your customers and in fact finding ways to "wow" them. Yahoo, no matter what your political leanings are, is basically p|$$|ng off half of Americans. Many have figured out that Verizon owns Yahoo, so guess what? They're going to go to AT&T or T-Mobile instead. Just think if Verizon jettisoned Yahoo? I wonder what the opportunity cost is to Verizon? Let's explore it for a moment:

    Right now AT&T has 175 million postpaids. T-Mobile has 100 million and Verizon 95 million. For the sake of argument, let's assume that 10 million each at AT&T and T-Mobile are there because they don't like the political views of Verizon. The average postpaid cell bill is $100 per month (CNBC, 10/25/2019 report). So that's $1200 per year. Multiply that by 20 million, and you get $24 BILLION dollars in revenue.

    Let's see ... Verizon currently at roughly $132 billion, add another $24 billion, you're at $156 billion, or an increase of 18%. The cash flow on that would be phenomenal, because you're likely above all fixed costs, so it's all variable at this point.

    So how about it, Verizon board of directors? Have you TRULY looked at the OPPORTUNITY COST of holding a STRONG POLITICAL VIEWPOINT with your Media division holdings? Is it REALLY WORTH IT? I submit to you, probably not. So why not spend $50-100K and do a thorough study to FIND OUT? Seems like money well spent to this shareholder...
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    BigDrippy1
    New panic dip buys on good co's with strong fundamentals, cheap options and divi.... VZ, PFE, and K. Those I'm fresh in on the lows. Any other solid range entries let me know! Whatcha got?
  • h
    hackshaw
    Winning trades are becoming harder and harder to find and you can lose a lot of money chasing the wrong ones. You can give yourself a winning edge by joining the guys over at (http://Thetraderguide.com). They know their stuff!
  • A
    Anonymous
    I had the weekend to do some digging on Berkshire's $8 billion acquisition of Verizon shares. Really it just comes down to Warren using Verizon as a CD for his money. He's getting a nearly 5% return on his cash, which he can't get anywhere else. It's a vote of confidence on Verizon's cash flow and future cash flow streams. If Verizon could find an ancillary business that bolts onto its network, it could really increase its cash flow. That's the issue facing this company...they lack a visionary management team to discover such an avenue to increase future growth. It's not in Yahoo, that's for sure.
  • M
    Mike
    I imagine this must be a very boring stock for day-traders....
    Bullish
  • a
    awesome
    so where are all the cheer leaders that are pumping VZ now, the stock has been sliding everyday since the warren Buffet so called was reported on cnbc, so was Warren a seller that day and needed you all to support price so he could sell it all
  • M
    Mike
    Don’t fight the cyclicality of this. What a game. This is a high barrier of entry industry top brand that has invested heavily in its success in the coming years. It has plenty of predictable cash flow and liquidity for the foreseeable future and can now further take stamp of approval by having BH take a major stake in it.

    Investor Day is March 10th. It’ll run up until then.
    Bullish
  • R
    R
    Just remember to sell any move higher in VZ before the next earnings report show how many customers VZ is now losing to T 's Monster they have built. Was not bad enough that T was taking customers away , but VZ had to start running off both Customers and shareholder with Han's EU one world order agenda. As VZ Censor anyone on the right side of America
  • R
    R
    Congress needs to call in and grill the Wall Street firms take are shorting and working together to manipulate PFE lower, Congress also needs to make the Wall Street firms show the shares they are short just like they have to for the share held long and make them update the SC 13 forms daily , because when they lend out shares to be shorted the voting power on the share they have changes daily. What you will find is the Wall Street firm are working against their own customers and using their customers 401k money to move the stock so their firms make money. It is very clear Wall Street short PFE and the firms are working together to move it lower no matter how much good news keeps coming out , FACT. Congress needs to grill Wall Street on this and it will make great TV. LOL,LOL
  • j
    james
    Stock is going to 65
    Bullish