This Acquirers Multiple Stock Is Undervalued, According to Greenblatt, Pzena, Asness

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Part of the weekly research here at The Acquirer’s Multiple features some of the top picks from our Stock Screeners and some top investors who are holding these same picks in their portfolios. Investors such as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Prem Watsa, Jeremy Grantham, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks. The top investor data is provided from their latest 13F’s. This week we’ll take a look at:

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)

Verizon Communications is primarily a wireless business (it provides about 70% of service revenue and nearly all operating income). It serves about 92 million postpaid and 22 million prepaid phone customers (following the acquisition of Tracfone) via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier. Fixed-line telecom operations include local networks in the Northeast, which reach about 25 million homes and businesses and serve about 8 million broadband customers. Verizon also provides telecom services nationwide to enterprise customers, often using a mixture of its own and other carriers’ networks.

A quick look at the price chart below shows us that the stock is up 0.65% in the past twelve months. We currently have the stock trading on an Acquirer’s Multiple of 11.00 which means that it remains undervalued.

VZ Chart

VZ data by YCharts


Israel Englander – 4,687,973

Ken Griffin – 4,565,701

Cliff Asness – 4,317,682

John Rogers – 3,405,865

Steve Cohen – 1,458,200

Rich Pzena – 230,539

Joel Greenblatt – 228,177

Donald Yacktman – 150,000

Mario Gabelli – 132,573

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