How Analysts Feel About Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)?

Lloyd Doyle
April 26, 2018

The institutional investor held 38,676 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.05 billion, up from 38,184 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $257.21B market cap company. Motco now owns 84,275 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $3,764,000 after purchasing an additional 2,514 shares in the last quarter. About 297,876 shares traded. It has underperformed by 5.65% the S&P500.

Waters Parkerson & Company increased its stake in Verizon Communicatn (VZ) by 2.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Homrich & Berg grew its position in shares of Verizon Communications by 11.5% during the second quarter. Paloma Partners Management Company who had been investing in Pembina Pipeline Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.92B market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $97.49. About 9.93 million shares traded. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VZ in report on Tuesday, April 24 with "Hold" rating. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500. Monarch Cap holds 0.35% or 17,921 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating by Pivotal Research given on Friday, August 4. The stock of bluebird bio, Inc. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold". Finally, Nomura upped their price target on Verizon Communications from $61.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, December 21 with "Hold". The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 6. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, September 16 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Hold" on Friday, August 14. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $52.0 target.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 insider sales for $299,691 activity.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.02. It has change of 0.14, from 2017Q3's 0.88. Shanda Asset Management Limited has 0.01% invested in Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc bought 7,718 shares as the company's stock declined 12.38% with the market. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.95 EPS. equities analysts predict that Verizon Communications will post 4.54 EPS for the current fiscal year. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Com invested 0% in Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

WARNING: "Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Shares Bought by Capital Advisors Inc". (NYSE:REIT) or 18,000 shares. It fall, as 21 investors sold bluebird bio, Inc. shares while 79 reduced holdings. Highland Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 117,025 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. WI ADV's holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Communications Limited Liability stated it has 6,880 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 272,016 are held by Mirae Asset Glob Investments Com Limited. (NYSE:REIT) for 706,441 shares. Magnetar Finance Lc reported 0.01% in Post Holdings, Inc.

Rand Wealth Llc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 5.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Analysts await Pembina Pipeline Corporation (NYSE:PBA) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.74% or 1.11 million shares. RY's profit will be $2.38 billion for 11.46 P/E if the $1.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.72 actual EPS reported by Royal Bank of Canada for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.65% negative EPS growth. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldg reported 0.85% in Verizon Communications Inc. Vetr upgraded Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $54.80 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Therefore 43% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $54.75. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.87% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Barclays upgraded Verizon Communications from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and set a $56.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, January 16 to "Neutral" rating. RBC Capital Markets has "Underperform" rating and $75 target. The rating was upgraded by MoffettNathanson to "Neutral" on Tuesday, August 11. Bernstein downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Thursday, April 7 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 1 by Moffet Nathanson.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.80, from 2.8 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. (NYSE:VZ) for 48,500 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Management Ltd Liability Company, New Jersey-based fund reported 73,308 shares. 683 Mgmt Ltd holds 550,000 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Baystate Wealth Limited Liability Corporation has 0.15% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 45,229 shares. 39,188 were reported by First American Bankshares. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Lc reported 31,212 shs. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Ltd Liability, Maryland-based fund reported 172,052 shares. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia owns 752,657 shares. Aureus Asset Management LLC now owns 11,190 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $500,000 after purchasing an additional 70 shares during the last quarter.

Among 30 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc.

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $979.41M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kayne Anderson Mlp Invsmt Co (NYSE:KYN) by 199,383 shares to 547,063 shares, valued at $10.42 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Putnam Fl Invest Mngmt reported 0.44% stake.

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