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

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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. (VZ) by 106.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Coldstream Capital Management Inc bought 6,172 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 3,749 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $167,000 after purchasing an additional 382 shares in the last quarter. The stock increased 1.25% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $3.23. About 11,603 shares traded.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. Weatherly Asset Management LP reported 49,419 shares stake. Instinet upped their price target on Verizon Communications from $47.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Therefore 42% are positive.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of Verizon Communications Inc.'s analysts are positive. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, May 5 report.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $54 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 13 with "Equal Weight". Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. The firm has "Hold" rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 14. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of VZ in report on Thursday, August 10 with "Hold" rating.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity. Cape Cod Five Cents State Bank invested 0.93% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:SLCT) to report earnings on January, 26. The institutional investor held 20.54 million shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $76.15M, down from 22.40M at the end of the previous reported quarter. VZ's profit will be $3.59B for 14.66 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20 % negative EPS growth.

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Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. 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. 329,786 are owned by Roffman Miller Associates Pa. Orca Invest Management Lc invested in 33,008 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 916,980 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. The Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc holds 82,532 shares with $4.28 million value, up from 74,976 last quarter. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Verizon Communications Inc. now has a Weekly performance of -1.41%, monthly performance percentage is 1.17 percent, Quarterly performance is 5.19 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 19.6% and Yearly Performance is -2.03 percent. (NYSE:VZ). M Kraus Communications, Vermont-based fund reported 4,057 shares. Two Sigma Secs Limited Co accumulated 21,967 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Advisors Capital Management LLC's holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $2,123,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NYSE:VZ). Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc owns 0.24% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. Lazard Asset Ltd holds 488,203 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Searle & CO. lifted its position in shares of Verizon Communications by 9.9% in the 1st quarter. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, October 3. Could Be a victor in 2018" published on January 02, 2018 as well as Fool.com's news article titled: "Better Stock: "Verizon Communications Inc. vs. AT&T Inc." with publication date: "December 20, 2017. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, September 18. The stock has "In-Line" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 24. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to "Buy" on Tuesday, December 12. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Bernstein.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold Synacor, Inc. shares while 8 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 6,000 are held by Bb&T Corporation. Searle & CO. now owns 13,692 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $667,000 after purchasing an additional 1,234 shares during the period. 75,504 were reported by Pnc Finance Grp. Pitcairn reported 10,283 shares. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, September 27. Sheets Smith Wealth Management accumulated 41,753 shares. Hartford Finance Management invested in 2,500 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

Ally Financial Inc, which manages about $525.29M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co/The (NYSE:PG) by 10,000 shares to 65,000 shares, valued at $5.91 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Gsa Prtnrs Llp holds 8,570 shares. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP has 0.02% invested in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in Synacor, Inc. Texas Yale Capital Corporation accumulated 35,539 shares.

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