The New York based Verizon Communications Inc’s (NYSE:VZ) attempts to settle its relationship with Newbury, England based Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), possibly ending their wireless joint venture, would put it on a path to full rights of the most profitable and fastest-growing major wireless carrier in the United States.
The person with knowledge about the issue reported that both companies have discussed a range of options, comprising the idea of Verizon acquiring 100% of their United States wireless partnership. Analysts reported that Vodafone’s 45% interest in the venture, named Verizon Wireless, could fetch $115 billion. Vodafone had its major one-day boost in over 4 years, adding over $8 billion in market value.
The people, who refused to be identified, said that Verizon is excited to take over the business this year, offering the New York-based company greater control over its most profitable business. Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) fell -0.85% to settle at $36.29, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) moved up +1.05% to end at $35.60 while Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) jumped +0.36% to finish at $22.50 on Wednesday.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) last session’s volume of 12.20 million shares was lower than its average volume of 14.24 shares. The stock after opening at $47.80 hit high price of $47.86 and then closed at $47.28 by scoring -0.86%. VZ generated revenue of $115.85 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $875.00 million.
The Company showed a positive 9.11% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 11.36%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 4.39%.
The VZ’s past twelve months’ price to sales ratio was 1.17 and price to cash ratio remained 37.93. As far as the returns are concerned, VZ’s return on equity was recorded as 2.53% and return on investment increased 7.14% while its return on asset stayed at 4.63%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 2.52% which was maintained for the month at 6.10%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 8.42% and for the year was F% while the YTD performance remained at 10.54%.
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