Institutional Investor Sentiment About Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) Improved

This works out to a net increase in ownership of 44.32 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bullish about the stock. Excalibur Management Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 143,367 shares.#img1#. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $42.08. About 7.63 million shares traded. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Hexavest Inc increased its stake in Verizon Communicatio (VZ) by 39.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. The Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc holds 73,735 shares with $3.65M value, down from 87,923 last quarter. Sandy Spring Bank who had been investing in Verizon Communications for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $210.15 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $52.04.

Traders sold shares of Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.51% the S&P500. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc, a Illinois-based fund reported 13.34 million shares. Finally, M. Kraus & Co bought a new stake in Verizon Communications in the third quarter worth $201,000. The New York-based Tocqueville Asset Mngmt LP has invested 0.51% in Verizon Communications Inc. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. (NYSEAMERICAN:NGD) rating on Monday, August 31. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $51.98. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Hovde Group has "Outperform" rating and $27 target. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with "Sector Outperform". Drexel Hamilton upgraded Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 24th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by MoffettNathanson on Tuesday, August 11.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity. Moreover, Clark Estates Inc Ny has 7.14% invested in the company for 869,282 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Lc reported 0.99% stake. The cell phone carrier reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.03.

Kahn Brothers Group Inc, which manages about $654.54 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Merck by 14,110 shares to 918,730 shares, valued at $58.83B in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Verizon Communications Inc. will post 3.77 EPS for the current year.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Sold All: 81 Reduced: 696 Increased: 570 New Position: 114. 329,786 are owned by Roffman Miller Associates Pa.

American Investment Services Inc. holds 8.89% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. for 469,075 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Credit Suisse Ag holds 7.66M shares or 0.37% of its portfolio. Renaissance Tech Lc holds 512,036 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Delta Asset Management Limited Liability Tn has invested 0.53% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Centurylink holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Dean Invest Associates Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.07% in Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. Monroe Fincl Bank And Trust Mi has invested 0.57% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability reported 28,958 shares. Bernzott Cap Advisors accumulated 919,952 shares. Df Dent invested in 9,231 shares. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 122 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. As per Monday, September 7, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. WASHINGTON TRUST Co now owns 302,049 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $14,724,000 after buying an additional 5,142 shares during the period. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by Piper Jaffray.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 1st. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Nomura. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Its up 0.32, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 19 investors sold SEP shares while 66 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. Pitcairn reported 10,283 shares. Arvest Bancorp Division reported 232,017 shares or 0.86% of all its holdings. Griffin Asset Management has invested 0.12% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Teton Advisors invested in 0.04% or 10,000 shares. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.59 per share. Leavell reported 8,502 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 8,807,691 shares of the stock were exchanged. North Star Invest Mgmt invested in 0.52% or 104,486 shares. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2018" on January 08, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: "Verizon acquires Niddel to add security detection and response capabilities ..." published on January 05, 2018, Investorplace.com published: "3 Reasons Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 74,780 shares.