Tomorrow morning, Dow component and telecommunication services giant Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reports quarterly earnings. While investors can expect steady, unsurprising results overall, they can also look for a few exciting, underlying trends that will affect other companies. Analysts expect 3.6% revenue growth and an EPS of $0.64, with the trend of wireless growth and declining wireline businesses persisting. Specific Verizon storylines to watch include the impact of its new shared data plans, along with its new streaming content venture with Coinstar.

In the following video, Brenton explains why Verizon's results and commentary will also garner the attention of Apple investors, as well as companies in the telecommunication equipment sector.

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