Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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The hedge fund run by Bart Baum held 181,300 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.33M, up from 32,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc who had been investing in Oxford Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.22B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.17% or $2.55 during the last trading session, reaching $214.74. Based on an average daily volume of 18,833,281 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Thanks to an increase of nearly 16.31% in the past one month, the stock price is now with underperforming -1.03% so far on the year - still in weak zone.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc increased Verizon Communications (VZ) stake by 8.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The institutional investor held 206,000 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.20 million, down from 950,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (VZ) declined -0.79% and closed its last trading session at $52.83. Palo Capital Inc. lifted its position in shares of Verizon Communications by 2.5% in the first quarter.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) have shown a high EPS growth of 65.80% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -26.50% yoy. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $217.03B company.

Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Verizon Communications Inc. and related companies with our FREE daily email newsletter. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Therefore 27% are positive. Bank of America set a $52.00 price target on shares of Verizon Communications and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. Scotia Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. Moffett Nathanson restated a "buy" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Loop Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 22. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, September 5. The stock has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Verizon Communications Inc. might touch $61 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $51.48 and $45 respectively. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Monday, March 14 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, October 19.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q2. It fall, as 90 investors sold VZ shares while 700 reduced holdings. (NYSE:VZ) for 30.29M shares. Sii Investments Incorporated Wi has 55,879 shares. They expect $1.18 earnings per share, up 38.82% or $0.33 from last year's $0.85 per share. 13,890 are held by A D Beadell Counsel Incorporated. Capital Research Global Investors grew its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 15.1% during the 2nd quarter. This nets out to an increase of 11.51 million shares and is a bullish sign for VZ. 363,695 are owned by Rockland Tru. 16,924 were accumulated by Birch Hill Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Corp. FMR LLC raised its position in Verizon Communications by 15.0% during the second quarter. (NYSE:VZ). 333,004 were accumulated by Da Davidson And. Company insiders own 0.13% of the company's stock. (NYSE:VZ). Lawson Kroeker Management Ne invested 1.92% in Verizon Communications Inc. The correct version of this report can be viewed at (NYSE:OXM) for 606 shares.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity.

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Epoch Investment Partners Inc, which manages about $43.62B and $29.60 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 53,443 shares to 1.84 million shares, valued at $237.80M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) by 24,117 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,997 shares, and cut its stake in Wisdomtree Tr (DFJ).

Among 26 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. CVS Health had 58 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co has "Hold" rating and $52.0 target. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11 with "Hold". The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 14 by Wells Fargo. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 27 by JP Morgan. HSBC lowered Verizon Communications from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and dropped their price target for the company from $54.83 to $42.80 in a research report on Thursday, December 14th.

In other news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 610 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th.

The company's diluted EPS for trailing twelve months was 3.9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.28, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold UTX shares while 553 reduced holdings. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 0.02% in KKR & Co. (NYSE:CNS). 84,253 are held by Deutsche Bankshares Ag. Artemis Mgmt Llp stated it has 0.89% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CNS). Menta Capital Limited Co stated it has 0.36% of its portfolio in Cohen & Steers, Inc. Ancora Advsr Ltd has invested 0.45% in Verizon Communications Inc. Moreover, Fulton Fincl Bank Na has 0.02% invested in Praxair, Inc. Adirondack Trust owns 38,602 shares or 1.39% of their U.S. portfolio.

Covey Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $395.73M and $92.69M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cl A by 9,129 shares to 2,686 shares, valued at $2.50M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Kentucky Retirement Sys Insur Fund has 20,407 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio.