Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Stock to observe with 4.84% Dividend Yield

The Everett Harris & Company holds 86,338 shares with $4.27 million value, down from 138,705 last quarter.

The stock increased 3.69% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $3.09. About 23,992 shares traded or 202.43% up from the average. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 28.24% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 47.68% the S&P500.

Ally Financial Inc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 6.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Verizon Communications Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 30 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.14% of shares outstanding. The institutional investor held 388,283 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.22M, up from 381,385 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $200.83B market cap company. About 5.92 million shares traded.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 60.50% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 1.70% revenue growth over that same time frame. The company has a market cap of $198,470.00, a PE ratio of 14.97, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.67. The institutional investor owned 39,361 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after selling 2,392 shares during the period. Ascend Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.39% or 658,195 shares in its portfolio. Silvercrest Asset Management Grp Llc holds 190,927 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,059 shares of the company's stock, valued at $799,738.20. Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Invest Counsel Llc reported 14,769 shares. Van Eck Associates Corp owns 2.83 million shares or 0.06% of their U.S. portfolio. Citigroup initiated the shares of CALA in report on Friday, July 24 with "Buy" rating. 140,020 were accumulated by Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct. Neville Rodie & Shaw holds 0.41% or 73,735 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:CRM) or 302,227 shares. Ancora Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.48% or 167,678 shares. Kornitzer Ks holds 979,216 shares. Howland Cap Lc holds 0.09% or 5,310 shares. Newman Dignan & Sheerar reported 38,523 shares. Macquarie owns 0% invested in Calithera Biosciences, Inc.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 122 sales for $71.50 million activity. Dadswell Charles sold $32,940 worth of stock or 145 shares. $732,423 worth of Salesforce.com, inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by SunTrust. About 12.53M shares traded. It sells its products through its online store, nateshomemade.com. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 370.59% to analysts' high consensus price target. Therefore 33% are positive. Universal Display had 31 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 2,705 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,775 shares during the period. (NYSE:VZ) or 20,270 shares. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 24 with "Hold". (NASDAQ:PEP) to report earnings on April, 25. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 6. Jbf Capital Inc bought 20,500 shares as the company's stock rose 5.12% with the market. Bank of America lifted their price target on Verizon Communications from $55.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. The stock of Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Cowen & Co.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $44.90B and $6.46B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 3,098 shares to 78,043 shares, valued at $11.38M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Comcast Corp New (Call) (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 446,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.52M shares, and cut its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (Put) (NYSE:LMT). Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. Boston Prtnrs reported 148,050 shares.

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. The correct version of this article can be accessed at https://www.thelincolnianonline.com/2018/03/13/east-coast-asset-management-llc-invests-258000-in-verizon-communications-inc-vz.html. (NYSE:VZ) for 113,624 shares. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications during the second quarter worth $156,000. Moreover, Bb&T Corp has 0.01% invested in the company for 100,000 shares.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is expected to post revenue of $31.2 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 18 analysts. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 27. Verizon Communications had a net margin of 23.88% and a return on equity of 48.97%. (NYSE:VZ) or 499,309 shares. Research Investors reported 2.37% stake. Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Verizon Communications in the 2nd quarter valued at $623,000. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 7 to "Hold". Seaward Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 28,204 shares. Opus Inv Management holds 105,000 shares. On Friday, October 27 the insider SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $29,658. Verizon Communications Inc. has a 52-week low of $42.80 and a 52-week high of $54.77. Company fiscal year is ending in December and analysts' consensus recommendation is Outperform for ABT and estimated EPS for next quarter is 1.04.

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