Verizon Communications - VZ Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $47.63
  • Forecasted Upside: 14.75%
  • Number of Analysts: 19
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 13 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for VZ

Analyst Price Target is $47.63
▲ +14.75% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 19 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Verizon Communications in the last 3 months. The average price target is $47.63, with a high forecast of $64.00 and a low forecast of $37.00. The average price target represents a 14.75% upside from the last price of $41.51.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 19 polled investment analysts is to hold stock in Verizon Communications. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 1 sell ratings
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Latest Recommendations

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  • 5 buy ratings
  • 13 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/26/2023CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$39.00 ➝ $42.00Low
1/25/2023OppenheimerLower TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $46.00Low
1/25/2023CowenLower TargetOutperform$55.00 ➝ $49.00Low
1/25/2023Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector Perform$42.00 ➝ $40.00Low
12/19/2022Moffett NathansonUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market Perform$41.00Low
12/16/2022Tigress FinancialLower Target$68.00 ➝ $64.00Low
12/15/2022Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$41.00 ➝ $44.00Low
10/27/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$43.00Low
10/26/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$58.00 ➝ $41.00Low
10/25/2022CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$48.00 ➝ $39.00Low
10/24/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$54.00 ➝ $51.00Low
10/24/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector Perform$50.00 ➝ $42.00Low
10/24/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$64.00 ➝ $55.00Low
10/24/2022UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$47.00 ➝ $37.00Low
10/24/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$64.00 ➝ $55.00Low
10/24/2022BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$40.00 ➝ $37.00Low
10/7/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$48.00 ➝ $40.00Low
10/6/2022Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$55.00 ➝ $54.00Low
10/6/2022OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$50.00N/A
9/29/2022BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$48.00 ➝ $40.00Low
9/27/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$50.00 ➝ $47.00Low
8/18/2022Moffett NathansonDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ Underperform$41.00Low
7/28/2022Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$64.00 ➝ $51.00Low
7/25/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$60.00 ➝ $58.00Low
7/25/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$71.00 ➝ $64.00Low
7/25/2022UBS GroupLower TargetNeutral$57.00 ➝ $47.00Low
7/22/2022ScotiabankDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
7/22/2022BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightLow
7/19/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Target$59.00 ➝ $58.00Low
7/8/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$58.00 ➝ $52.00N/A
7/7/2022Raymond JamesReiterated RatingOutperform$64.00N/A
6/24/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHold$57.00Low
6/22/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetSector Perform$57.00 ➝ $54.00Low
6/21/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$58.00 ➝ $54.00Low
6/2/2022Wolfe ResearchLower TargetPeer Perform$60.00 ➝ $51.00Low
4/29/2022DZ BankDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$44.00High
4/25/2022William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformMedium
4/25/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$61.00 ➝ $55.00High
3/4/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingBuy$61.00Low
1/26/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $56.00High
1/25/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Target$56.00 ➝ $57.00Low
1/21/2022Tigress FinancialBoost TargetBuy$67.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
1/11/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ BuyLow
12/23/2021Daiwa Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageNeutral$57.00Low
10/21/2021CowenBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$68.00 ➝ $71.00Low
10/21/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetEqual Weight$58.00 ➝ $56.00Low
10/19/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$55.00Low
10/11/2021BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$56.00 ➝ $55.00High
9/28/2021Raymond JamesReiterated RatingBuy$64.00Low
9/20/2021Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$57.00Low
7/22/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageHold$57.00Low
7/22/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight$64.00 ➝ $65.00Low
7/22/2021CowenBoost TargetOutperform$66.00 ➝ $68.00Low
7/22/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$59.00 ➝ $60.00Low
7/7/2021Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingBuy$67.00Low
6/25/2021Redburn PartnersInitiated CoverageSell$50.00Low
6/23/2021CowenReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/24/2021HSBCBoost TargetHold$58.00 ➝ $62.00Low
5/3/2021Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingBuy ➝ NeutralN/A
4/27/2021Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $57.00Low
3/24/2021Tigress FinancialUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
3/11/2021Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy$64.00Medium
3/3/2021OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
2/25/2021ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
2/25/2021OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
1/19/2021Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$61.00 ➝ $59.00Low
12/2/2020Moffett NathansonUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$59.00 ➝ $66.00Low
11/16/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$60.00Low
11/16/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$60.00Low
11/5/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$61.00 ➝ $65.00Low
11/1/2020Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingHoldMedium
10/19/2020Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoveragePeer Perform$62.00Low
9/15/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$70.00Low
9/9/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$57.00Low
9/8/2020ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$68.00Medium
8/12/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$70.00Low
8/11/2020Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingHoldLow
7/27/2020UBS GroupBoost TargetNeutral$59.00 ➝ $60.00Low
7/27/2020ScotiabankBoost TargetSector Outperform$63.00 ➝ $64.00Low
7/27/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$70.00Low
7/27/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$61.00 ➝ $64.00Low
7/26/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$57.00Low
7/24/2020Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingHold$62.00Low
7/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$61.00Low
4/28/2020Robert W. BairdLower TargetNeutral$60.00 ➝ $58.00Low
4/28/2020SunTrust BanksBoost TargetBuy$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
4/27/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$58.00 ➝ $61.00Low
4/27/2020CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$55.00 ➝ $60.00Low
4/27/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/26/2020NomuraReiterated RatingHold$61.00Low
4/24/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$70.00Low
4/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
4/17/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$54.00Low
4/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $60.00Low
4/16/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$57.00Medium
4/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$65.00 ➝ $61.00High
4/3/2020SunTrust BanksLower TargetBuy$68.00 ➝ $60.00Low
4/1/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-BuyLow
3/30/2020Nomura SecuritiesLower TargetNeutral$65.00 ➝ $61.00Medium
3/16/2020Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$58.00Medium
3/2/2020CowenUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$61.00High
2/3/2020Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$65.00Medium
2/3/2020Nomura SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$65.00Medium
1/30/2020Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingHold$58.00Low
1/23/2020Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingHoldLow
1/22/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$63.00Low
1/10/2020New Street ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/14/2019HSBCDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$65.00Low
11/4/2019Nomura SecuritiesDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$67.00 ➝ $65.00Low
10/28/2019GuggenheimBoost TargetBuy$65.00 ➝ $69.00Low
10/25/2019Moffett NathansonSet TargetHold$57.00Low
10/15/2019Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$63.00Low
10/9/2019SunTrust BanksBoost TargetBuy$61.00 ➝ $68.00Low
9/18/2019Nomura SecuritiesSet TargetBuy$65.00Low
9/10/2019CitigroupSet TargetHold$62.00Low
8/27/2019OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$70.00Low
7/8/2019CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$62.00Low
5/30/2019UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$57.70Medium
4/23/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingNeutral$57.00Low
4/23/2019Bank of AmericaSet TargetBuy$64.00Low
4/23/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingBuy$65.00Low
12/28/2018Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingHoldLow
12/12/2018Morgan StanleyDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$58.00Medium
12/9/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$59.89Low
12/3/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$62.00High
10/29/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$56.00 ➝ $58.00Low
10/24/2018ScotiabankSet TargetBuy$62.00Medium
10/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$59.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
10/24/2018BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$50.00 ➝ $53.00Low
10/22/2018Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy$58.00Low
9/4/2018Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Neutral$56.00Low
9/4/2018BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$56.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
7/25/2018ScotiabankSet TargetBuy$61.00Low
7/25/2018Robert W. BairdBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$52.00 ➝ $53.00Low
7/10/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$58.00Medium
6/21/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$51.00 ➝ $56.00Low
6/19/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$49.00Medium
6/7/2018Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$52.00Low
5/11/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$58.00Medium
4/25/2018William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
4/25/2018SunTrust BanksUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$50.00Medium
4/25/2018UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
4/23/2018BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$56.00Low
3/28/2018HSBCUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$55.00Low
3/13/2018GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$58.00Low
2/28/2018Moffett NathansonUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
(Data available from 2/5/2018 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.47 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Verizon Communications, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies. It operates through the Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business) segments. The Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wire line communications services and products. The Business segment offers wireless and wire line communications services and products, 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.
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Today's Range

Now: $41.51
Low: $41.14
High: $41.97

50 Day Range

MA: $39.48
Low: $36.89
High: $42.19

52 Week Range

Now: $41.51
Low: $34.55
High: $55.51


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Average Volume

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Market Capitalization

$174.33 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Verizon Communications?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued reports on Verizon Communications in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Cowen Inc, Cowen Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, DZ Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Moffett Nathanson, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank,, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Tigress Financial, UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, William Blair, and Wolfe Research.
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What is the current price target for Verizon Communications?

19 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Verizon Communications in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $47.63, suggesting a possible upside of 14.7%. Tigress Financial has the highest price target set, predicting VZ will reach $64.00 in the next twelve months. UBS Group AG has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $37.00 for Verizon Communications in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications currently has 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in VZ, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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What other companies compete with Verizon Communications?

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How do I contact Verizon Communications' investor relations team?

Verizon Communications' physical mailing address is 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The cell phone carrier's listed phone number is (212) 395-1000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Verizon Communications is Learn More about contacing Verizon Communications investor relations.