Street Recommendation Roundup: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Street Recommendation Roundup: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Research analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) are projecting that the shares reach $53.857 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 14 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $60, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $42.

Broker Rating Update on Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) currently have an ABR of 2.63. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $1 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2016-06-30, Verizon Communications Inc. reported EPS of $0.94 for a surprise factor of 1.08%, calculated by being $0.01 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2016-10-20, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

Research analysts covering eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) are projecting that the shares reach $30.75 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 28 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $38, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $24.

Broker Rating Update on eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) currently have an ABR of 2.51. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.36 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2016-06-30, eBay Inc. reported EPS of $0.36 for a surprise factor of 0%, calculated by being $0 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2016-10-19, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

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