Verizon (VZ) Receives a Buy from Raymond James

Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan maintained a Buy rating on Verizon (VZResearch Report) today. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $56.43.

According to TipRanks.com, Louthan is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.0% and a 57.0% success rate. Louthan covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Rackspace Technology, Lumen Technologies, and GTT Communications.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Verizon is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $61.30.

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Verizon’s market cap is currently $233.6B and has a P/E ratio of 12.50. The company has a Price to Book ratio of -3.87.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 94 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of VZ in relation to earlier this year.

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Verizon Communications, Inc. provides wireless and wireline communications services and products through its two segments: Verizon Consumer Group and Verizon Business Group. The Verizon Business segment also offers video and data services, corporate networking solutions, security and managed network services, local and long distance voice services and network access to deliver various Internet of Things (IoT) services and products. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, NY.