VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
58.00
+0.22 (+0.38%)
As of 3:07PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close57.78
Open57.51
Bid58.09 x 1300
Ask58.10 x 800
Day's Range57.28 - 58.20
52 Week Range46.09 - 61.58
Volume9,517,918
Avg. Volume14,373,433
Market Cap239.54B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.47
PE Ratio (TTM)15.43
EPS (TTM)3.76
Earnings DateApr 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.41 (4.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-09
1y Target Est59.54
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