Verizon Stock Hits New 52-Week High (VZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $49.63, above its previous 52-week high of $49.59 with 972,605 shares traded as of 9:46 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 13.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Verizon has a market cap of $142.53 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 158.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Verizon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Verizon Ratings Report.

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