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Is Verizon stock a buy or sell as Barclays tweaks price target to $55?


On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares edged lower 2% after Barclays analysts tweaked the price target to $55 from $56, maintaining an equal weight rating. Analyst Kannan Venkateshwar cited a model adjustment to cover expenses and the closing of the Yahoo deal for the new PT. 

The analyst also lowered the AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) price target to $30 from $34, citing challenging technicals, a telecoms update note to investors. T shares plunged 2.6% following the update.

Venkateshwar VZ price target still implies a 6% upside potential, based on the stock price of about $52.20 as of this writing. The analysts expect the stock to trade in a sideways pattern formation until a new revenue source kicks in.

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From a valuation perspective at an attractive trailing 12-month P/E of 11.03 and forward P/E of 9.96, making the stock a compelling option for value investors. 

Moreover, analysts expect its earnings per share to grow by an average annual rate of 3.63% over the next five years compared to an average annual decline of 0.5% in the previous five.

Therefore, Verizon seems to offer a better earnings growth potential for the foreseeable future at exciting valuation multiples.

Source – TradingView

Watch out for a rebound?

Technically, Verizon shares appear to have recently made a downward breakout from a descending channel formation. As a result, the stock plummeted to the oversold conditions of the 14-day RSI. 

Therefore, with shares several levels below the 100-day moving average, a rebound seems inevitable. As a result, investors could target profits at approximately $54.03, or higher at $55.43. On the other hand, if the decline continues, Verizon shares could find support at $50.74, or lower at $49.15.

VZ looks like a good short-term buy

In summary, Verizon shares have plummeted to a new 18-month low of about $52.20, pushing the stock oversold conditions. 

Therefore, given the company’s exciting valuation multiples, the stock could experience a short-term rebound before pulling back. Thus, it could be a good time to buy VZ shares.

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