Is Verizon Stock a Buy After Its Recent Record Move?

With shares of Verizon (NYSE:VZ) trading around $46, is VZ an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement

Verizon is a provider of communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies. It operates in two primary segments: Verizon Wireless and Wireline. Verizon Wireless’s communications products and services include wireless voice, data services, and equipment sales, which are provided to consumer, business, and government customers across the United States. Wireline’s communications products and services include voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network services, network access, long distance, and other services.

Verizon plans to sell between $45 billion and $49 billion in bonds to finance its $130 billion buyout of Vodafone’s (NASDAQ:VOD) 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. The eight-part record bond offering could begin as soon as Thursday, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg. The offering will consist of fixed-rate debt with maturities ranging between three and 30 years and two sets of floating-rate securities, sources said.

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