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CLOSING UPDATE: Verizon Communications increases losses by 0.2%, led Telecommunications equipment sector lower 18 May 2018 18:00 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Verizon Communications, NYSE's largest telecommunications equipment company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US47.74 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which weakened 3.6 points (or 0.1%) to 2,397.5. Representing a weighting of about 76.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 82% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 72% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 7.2 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.03%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The negative 0.18 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

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

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.14 [0.1]

Note

Verizon Communications today is at a discount of 12.8% to the 12-month high of $US54.77 on 25 Jan, 2018. It is at a premium of 14.2% to the 12-month low of $US41.82 on 11 Jul, 2017.

Bullish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.8. 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 10.0% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US308.7 billion.

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

Undervaluation:

Price/Earnings of 6.5 [7.5]

Dividend yield of 4.9% [3.9%]

TODAY'S ALERT

Afternoon Alert: Verizon Communications decreases 0.4%, leads Telecommunications equipment sector lower

18 May 2018 13:01 EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has decreased 0.4% to trade at $US47.64 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which weakened 9.0 points (or 0.4%) to 2,392.1. Representing a weighting of about 76.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 90.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 87% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Verizon Communications decreases 0.1%, led Telecommunications equipment sector lower

17 May 2018 18:01 EDT

Verizon Communications, NYSE's largest telecommunications equipment company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.1% to trade at $US47.79 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which weakened 3.8 points (or 0.2%) to 2,398.8. Representing a weighting of about 76.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for 69.9% of today's loss. Trading volume was 42% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 2.3 points (or 0.09%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.1%.

Morning Alert: Verizon Communications increases 0.3%, leads Telecommunications equipment sector higher

17 May 2018 11:16 EDT

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has increased 0.3% to trade at $US47.99 vs. the Telecommunications equipment sector which strengthened 4.4 points (or 0.2%) to 2,406.9. Representing a weighting of about 76.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. Trading volume was 56% of average so far today.

Verizon Communications Inc. (N:VZ)

ISIN: US92343V1044

PermID: 4295911976

CIK: 732712

CUSIP: 92343V104

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