Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Position Boosted by Dearborn Partners LLC

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The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $31.53. About 223,362 shares traded.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500. (VZ) stake by 35.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

Check Capital Management Inc increased Autozone (NYSE:AZO) stake by 5,283 shares to 61,921 valued at $36.85 million in 2017Q3. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $200.13 billion market cap company. About 3.77 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since March 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.49% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. Therefore 89% are positive. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Verizon Communications from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. (NYSE:VZ) or 125,786 shares. (NYSE:LOW) on Thursday, November 19 with "Buy" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VZ in report on Friday, July 7 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Argus Research. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, January 24 by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Vetr to "Buy". The stock of Altria Group, Inc. Indiana Investment Mgmt holds 1.04% or 43,765 shares in its portfolio. Florida-based Smith Chas P And Assoc Pa Cpas has invested 2.87% in Verizon Communications Inc. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, November 5 by Piper Jaffray. Carre Eric sold 2,301 shares worth $112,337.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:SAGE). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny invested in 0.01% or 23,452 shares. 69 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes. Tiger Mngmt, a New York-based fund reported 219,410 shares. The firm offers finance and accounting services, including accounts payable comprising document management, invoice processing, approval, resolution management, and T&E processing; order to cash services, such as customer master data management, credit and contract management, fulfillment, billing, collections, and dispute management services; record to report services consisting of accounting, closing and reporting, treasury, tax, and product cost accounting services; enterprise performance management, including budgeting, forecasting, business performance reporting, and analytics; and enterprise risk and compliance services comprising SOX advisory, enterprise risk management, internal audit, FCPA, and IT risk management services.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.03 Percent and Institutional ownership of 66.3 Percent. (NYSE:LOW). Venator Cap Mgmt Ltd has invested 2.82% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Sigma Planning has 0.69% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NYSE:VZ). East Coast Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 5,205 shares stake. Modera Wealth Management Ltd Llc invested in 0.23% or 16,005 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Sage Therapeutics, Inc. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 16,059 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $799,738.20. Richard Bernstein Limited Liability has 66,728 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Moreover, Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Liability Corporation has 0.06% invested in Facebook, Inc. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur reported 11.72M shares. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 153,408,016 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $6,851,202,000 after buying an additional 20,070,391 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It increased, as 84 investors sold Halliburton Company shares while 297 reduced holdings. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams holds 0.86% or 18,395 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. boosted its position in Verizon Communications by 190.9% in the 3rd quarter. Gsa Capital Llp holds 12,337 shares. Greatmark Invest Ptnrs Incorporated invested in 5,029 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability reported 0.5% stake. Pathstone Family Office Lc invested in 0.02% or 391 shares. Btr Management Inc holds 0.36% or 35,938 shares. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on Verizon Communications to $58.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. (NYSE VZ) opened at $48.71 on Tuesday. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 11,717,907 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $620,229,000 after buying an additional 11,325,589 shares during the period. Azimuth Cap Mgmt Ltd holds 1.01% in Verizon Communications Inc. It also upped Enbridge Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:EEP) stake by 500 shares and now owns 13,451 shares. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 14.74% or $0.14 from last year's $0.95 per share. Skiadas Anthony T also sold $346,957 worth of Verizon Communications Inc. "(NYSE:VZ)" was originally reported by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. Moreover, Community Fincl Ltd Liability Co has 2.11% invested in Verizon Communications Inc.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $406,645 activity. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 339,098 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $15,144,000 after purchasing an additional 50,748 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, July 28.

Analysts await Facebook, Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Verizon Communications will report full year sales of $31.18 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $127.20 billion to $130.62 billion. Legacy Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Verizon Communications during the third quarter worth $132,000. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which now holds $7.89 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 4% of its market capitalization. FBR Capital maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, October 21 with "Outperform" rating.