Verizon Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (VZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is tomorrow, January 8, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 52 cents per share. At a price of $44.21 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%.

The average volume for Verizon has been 12.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Verizon has a market cap of $125.74 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Verizon Communications Inc. provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Verizon Ratings Report.

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