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End of Day Alert: Verizon Communications increases 0.8%, led Telecommunications equipment sector higher 20 September 2018 17:53 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

Verizon Communications, NYSE's largest telecommunications equipment company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.8% to trade at $US53.95 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which strengthened 18.4 points (or 0.7%) to 2,623.7. Representing a weighting of about 78.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 93.5% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 86% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 93% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 22.8 points (or 0.8%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.1%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 0.29 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 2.6% discount to 12-month high of $US55.42 against the 25.5% premium to 12-month low of $US42.98 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high thrice.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Dividend yield of 4.4% [3.6%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.9. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 16.3% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 9.2% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US334.4 billion.

Note

Bearish Signals:

The price decreased 1.8% in the last week and 1.3% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.16 [0.1]

RECENT ALERTS

End of Day Alert: Verizon Communications down 2.2% in 2 days

19 September 2018 17:54 EDT

Verizon Communications, NYSE's largest telecommunications equipment company by market capitalisation, extended its slide on Wednesday, shedding an additional 89.0c (or 1.6%) to trade at $US53.50. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. The shares have fallen $US1.20 (or 2.2%) over the past two trading days vs. the S&P 500 Index which has risen 0.7% in the same period.

Afternoon Alert: Verizon Communications decreases 1.0%, leads Telecommunications equipment sector lower

19 September 2018 12:39 EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has decreased 1.0% to trade at $US53.82 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which weakened 26.9 points (or 1%) to 2,619.1. Representing a weighting of about 78.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 81.0% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

Verizon Communications Inc. (N:VZ)

ISIN: US92343V1044

PermID: 4295911976

CIK: 732712

CUSIP: 92343V104

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