Verizon Communications Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

VZ
 Stock
  

USD 44.54  0.41  0.91%   

The current analyst and expert consensus on Verizon Communications is Hold with 10 hold recommendations. The current projected Verizon Communications target price consensus is 59.88 with 16 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways Verizon Communications analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to Verizon Communications vendors, executives, and/or customers. Verizon Communications recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected Verizon Communications target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 4.544. Also, please take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Verizon Communications to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
Gross Profit is likely to drop to about 61.7 B in 2022. Profit Margin is likely to drop to 13.15 in 2022. Verizon Communications Tax Liabilities is fairly stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Verizon Communications reported Tax Liabilities of 41.37 Billion in 2021

Verizon Communications Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Verizon target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Verizon target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions17
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Hold
Most Verizon analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Verizon stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Verizon Communications, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Verizon Communications Target Price Projection

Verizon Communications' current and average target prices are 44.54 and 59.88, respectively. The current price of Verizon Communications is the price at which Verizon Communications is currently trading. On the other hand, Verizon Communications' target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Verizon Communications Market Quote on 9th of August 2022

Low Price44.35Odds
High Price45.01Odds

44.54

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Verizon Communications Target Price

Low Estimate55.0Odds
High Estimate71.0Odds
Number of Analysts16
Standard Deviation4.544

59.875

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Verizon Communications and the information provided on this page.

Verizon Communications Analyst Ratings

Verizon Communications' analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Verizon Communications stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Verizon Communications' financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Verizon Communications' historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Verizon Communications Target Price Projections

Verizon Communications's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Verizon Communications and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Verizon depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Verizon Communications including analysis of its current option contracts.
Verizon Communications' latest option contracts expiring on 2022-08-12 are carrying combined implied volatility of 22.56 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.89 over 96 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2022-08-12. The current put volume is at 4420, with calls trading at the volume of 9660. This yields a 0.46 put-to-call volume ratio. The Verizon Communications option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Verizon Communications option contracts. It shows all of Verizon Communications' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-08-12 Option Contracts

Verizon Communications option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Verizon Communications' lending market. For example, when Verizon Communications' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Verizon Communications, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Verizon Communications stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Verizon Communications' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Verizon Communications' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Verizon Communications' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Verizon Communications Maximum Pain Price across 2022-08-12 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Verizon Communications close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Verizon Communications' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Verizon Communications common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Verizon stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Verizon Communications' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Also, please take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Verizon Communications to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Verizon Communications In The Money Call Balance

When Verizon Communications' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Verizon Communications stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Verizon Communications' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Verizon Communications are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Verizon Current Options Market Mood

Verizon Communications' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Verizon Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Verizon Communications' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Verizon Communications' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Verizon Communications' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Verizon Communications Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Verizon Communications is a key component of Verizon Communications valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Verizon Communications.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Verizon Communications' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Verizon Communications in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
42.9644.4345.90
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
40.0953.0454.51
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
44.2245.6947.15
Details
Earnings
Estimates (16)
LowProjected EPSHigh
5.345.395.51
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Verizon Communications. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Verizon Communications' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Verizon Communications' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Verizon Communications.

Additional Verizon Communications Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Verizon Communications is a key component of Verizon Communications valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Verizon Communications.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Verizon Communications' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Verizon Communications in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
42.9644.4345.90
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
40.0953.0454.51
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
44.2245.6947.15
Details
Earnings
Estimates (16)
LowProjected EPSHigh
5.345.395.51
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Verizon Communications. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Verizon Communications' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Verizon Communications' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Verizon Communications.

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Also, please take a look at Macroaxis Advice on Verizon Communications to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon. Note that the Verizon Communications information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Verizon Communications' statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Earnings Calls module to check upcoming earnings announcements updated hourly across public exchanges.

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The data published in Verizon Communications' official financial statements usually reflect Verizon Communications' business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Verizon Communications. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Verizon accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Verizon Communications' liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Communication Services space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Verizon Communications' financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Verizon Communications' management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Verizon Communications' accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Verizon Communications. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Verizon Communications' management to manipulate its earnings.