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Verizon Communications' (NYSE:VZ) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at KeyCorp

22 October 2017
Verizon Communications' (NYSE:VZ)

It has outperformed by 60.61% the S&P500. Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its position in Verizon Communications by 1.8% during the first quarter. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Several analysts recently commented on VZ shares.

The stock had declined almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 14 percent. (NYSE:ABT) by 11,761 shares to 138,101 shares, valued at $6.71 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.

KeyCorp reissued their hold rating on shares of Verizon Communications Inc. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be issued a $0.59 dividend. About 16.26M shares traded or 8.62% up from the average. The correct version of this article can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/21/busey-trust-co-cuts-stake-in-verizon-communications-inc-vz.html. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $781,618 activity. Moreover, Asset Strategies has 0.31% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) was sold by WALDEN MARNI M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. The stock grabbed 94 new institutional investments totaling 12,690,667 shares while 102 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 10,912,107 shares.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

McAdam also stated that Verizon have "maintained the financial flexibility to increase shareholder dividends for an 11th consecutive year", whilst "steadily investing to advance our network leadership and to build the Verizon Intelligent Edge Network". The firm owned 218,217 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after selling 3,139 shares during the quarter. 610 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Bryn Mawr Tru Co holds 402,870 shares. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. Iron Limited Company holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. The New Jersey-based Credit Investments Limited Liability has invested 0.3% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). San Francisco Sentry Inv Gp (Ca) holds 0.36% or 22,921 shares in its portfolio. First Financial Corp sold 26,171 shares as the company's stock declined 2.88% while stock markets rallied. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. (NYSE:VZ). Richard Bernstein Advsrs Limited Com accumulated 66,728 shares or 0.23% of the stock. City Holdings Communications reported 1.14% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Verizon Communications from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st.

Citing sources close to the matter, Bloomberg reported Verizon is aiming for a launch in spring 2018, but that could be further delayed. Carlson Cap LP has invested 0.56% in Verizon Communications Inc. On average, analysts predict that Verizon Communications will post $3.89 EPS for the current fiscal year. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 76% are positive. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 23. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. (NYSE:VZ) on Monday, January 23 to "Market Perform" rating. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $52.95. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $48 target in Wednesday, September 30 report. The stock has "Hold" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. Evercore initiated it with "Hold" rating and $30 target in Thursday, April 14 report. Wespac Advsr Limited Liability Co holds 0.23% or 7,374 shares in its portfolio. The stock has "Neutral" rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, February 4. The firm now has a "buy" rating on the cell phone carrier's stock. (NASDAQ:BGCP) to report earnings on October, 26. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $1.01 earnings per share. LANC's profit will be $29.95 million for 27.29 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality.

Thomson Reuters analysts forecasted Verizon's adjusted EPS to be 98 cents, which they matched, and revenue to be $31.45 billion, which they exceeded. About 42,626 shares traded or 136.51% up from the average. It also upped Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Active (MINT) stake by 2,972 shares and now owns 58,723 shares.