reply to flankspeed8
Re: This is complete and utter BS
said by flankspeed8:And I think that's where their issue lies, they don't want hope, they want guaranteed payoff and as I can see, they aren't seeing it right now.
Verizon shares are only $3 off their 52 week high and about $6 off their 52 week low. These dumb ass analysts need to come to sites like this and see how happy people are with their Fios connection. This is complete BS. I am a Verizon shareholder and the ONLY thing keeping me in this stock is the hope of a pay-off in the future
. Until then I will collect my %4.5 dividend and feel good everytime I read a glowing review here.
If you want a *guaranteed* ROI, you don't invest in stocks. You don't even invest in corporate senior debt. You instead invest in government-backed securities (primarily T-bills/T-bonds). However, VZ's 4.5% dividend is actually *higher* than that of short-term (seven-year) T-bills (the disadvantage VZ dividends have is that they are taxable). But for longer-term ROI (even seven years; remember, I'm comparing VZ return to T-bills) I'd much rather invest in VZ than the United States, even though the dividends are taxable.