NYSE:VZ - Verizon Communications Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $57.64
  • Forecasted Upside: 12.50 %
  • Number of Analysts: 15
  • Breakdown:
  • 2 Sell Ratings
  • 10 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for VZ

Analyst Price Target is $57.64
▲ +12.50% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 15 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Verizon Communications in the last 3 months. The average price target is $57.64, with a high forecast of $0.00 and a low forecast of $0.00. The average price target represents a 12.50% upside from the last price of $51.24.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 15 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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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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 Price Target$56.00 ➝ $57.00Low
1/21/2022Tigress FinancialBoost Price TargetBuy$67.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
1/11/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ BuyLow
12/23/2021Daiwa Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageNeutral$57.00Low
10/21/2021CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$68.00 ➝ $71.00Low
10/21/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$58.00 ➝ $56.00Low
10/19/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$55.00Low
10/11/2021BarclaysLower Price 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 Price TargetOverweight$64.00 ➝ $65.00Low
7/22/2021CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform$66.00 ➝ $68.00Low
7/22/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price 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 Price 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 Price 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 Price TargetNeutral$59.00 ➝ $60.00Low
7/27/2020ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector Outperform$63.00 ➝ $64.00Low
7/27/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$70.00Low
7/27/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price 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 Price TargetNeutral$60.00 ➝ $58.00Low
4/28/2020SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 ➝ $65.00Low
4/27/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$58.00 ➝ $61.00Low
4/27/2020CitigroupBoost Price 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 Price TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
4/17/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$54.00Low
4/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $60.00Low
4/16/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$57.00Medium
4/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$65.00 ➝ $61.00High
4/3/2020SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetBuy$68.00 ➝ $60.00Low
4/1/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-BuyLow
3/30/2020Nomura SecuritiesLower Price 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 Price TargetBuy$65.00 ➝ $69.00Low
10/25/2019Moffett NathansonSet Price TargetHold$57.00Low
10/15/2019Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$63.00Low
10/9/2019SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetBuy$61.00 ➝ $68.00Low
9/18/2019Nomura SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$65.00Low
9/10/2019CitigroupSet Price 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 Price 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 Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$56.00 ➝ $58.00Low
10/24/2018ScotiabankSet Price TargetBuy$62.00Medium
10/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$59.00 ➝ $62.00Medium
10/24/2018BarclaysBoost Price 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 Price TargetBuy$61.00Low
7/25/2018Robert W. BairdBoost Price 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
1/24/2018Nomura SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$61.00 ➝ $63.00Low
1/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$52.00 ➝ $58.00Low
1/24/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$55.00 ➝ $58.00Low
1/24/2018SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold$58.00Medium
1/24/2018MacquarieReiterated RatingHold$54.00Medium
1/22/2018ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Buy$60.00Medium
1/22/2018Howard WeilUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Sector OutperformHigh
1/22/2018Scotia Howard WeillUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Sector OutperformHigh
1/16/2018Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
1/2/2018KeyCorpBoost Price TargetSector Weight ➝ Sector Weight$50.00 ➝ $53.00Medium
12/14/2017HSBCDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$54.83 ➝ $42.80Low
12/12/2017Nomura InstinetBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Buy$47.00 ➝ $61.00Low
12/12/2017Nomura SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$47.00 ➝ $61.00Low
11/20/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$50.00N/A
10/22/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingHold$52.00N/A
10/21/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/20/2017Bank of AmericaSet Price TargetBuy$50.00 ➝ $52.00N/A
10/20/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$50.00N/A
10/12/2017Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingBuyN/A
10/11/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/4/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$49.00Low
9/19/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$52.00High
7/31/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$48.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
7/28/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$52.00Medium
7/19/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$49.00Medium
7/14/2017BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$49.00 ➝ $47.00Low
7/13/2017Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy$59.00 ➝ $50.00Low
7/9/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$48.00Low
7/3/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$50.00Low
6/28/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformHigh
6/28/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingNeutralMedium
6/17/2017Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuyLow
5/30/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralLow
5/30/2017Moffett NathansonUpgradeSell ➝ NeutralLow
(Data available from 5/26/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.45 (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., through its subsidiaries, offers communications, technology, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide. Its Consumer segment provides postpaid and prepaid service plans; internet access on notebook computers and tablets; wireless equipment, including smartphones and other handsets; and wireless-enabled internet devices, such as tablets, and other wireless-enabled connected devices comprising smart watches. It also provides residential fixed connectivity solutions, such as internet, video, and voice services; and sells network access to mobile virtual network operators. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 115 million wireless retail connections, 7 million wireline broadband connections, and 4 million Fios video connections. The company's Business segment provides network connectivity products, including private networking, private cloud connectivity, virtual and software defined networking, and internet access services; and internet protocol-based voice and video services, unified communications and collaboration tools, and customer contact center solutions. This segment also offers a suite of management and data security services; domestic and global voice and data solutions, such as voice calling, messaging services, conferencing, contact center solutions, and private line and data access networks; customer premises equipment; installation, maintenance, and site services; and Internet of Things products and services. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 27 million wireless retail postpaid connections and 477 thousand wireline broadband connections. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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Today's Range

Now: $51.24
Low: $50.39
High: $51.27

50 Day Range

MA: $50.70
Low: $46.23
High: $55.01

52 Week Range

Now: $51.24
Low: $45.55
High: $57.61


19,649,465 shs

Average Volume

24,941,996 shs

Market Capitalization

$215.19 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: Barclays PLC, Cowen Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Daiwa Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, DZ Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Loop Capital, Raymond James, Redburn Partners, Royal Bank of Canada, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Tigress Financial, Wells Fargo & Company, and William Blair.
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What is the current price target for Verizon Communications?

0 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Verizon Communications in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $57.64, suggesting a possible upside of 12.5%.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Verizon Communications?

Verizon Communications currently has 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 3 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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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 www.verizon.com. Learn More about contacing Verizon Communications investor relations.