| Verizon Communications is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Co. has two reportable segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business). Co.'s Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wireline communications services and products under the Verizon brand and through wholesale and other arrangements. Co.'s Business segment provides, among others, wireless and wireline communications services and products, video and data services, corporate networking solutions, security and managed network services. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of VZ's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Verizon Communications shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Verizon Communications versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Verizon Communications by allowing them to research Verizon Communications shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.