TheStreet Upgrades Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) to B

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WALDEN MARNI M sold $753,961 worth of stock or 16,362 shares. The institutional investor held 101,114 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $5.40 million, down from 113,781 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital International Investors who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $196.71 billion market cap company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) traded down 0.56% during trading on Thursday, reaching $47.95. Symphony Asset Management Llc acquired 3,944 shares as Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC)'s stock declined 7.75%. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.35% of the company's stock. (NYSE:VZ). Ls Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.53% in Verizon Communications Inc. About 4.56 million shares traded. Moreover, Parsec has 0.68% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. It has underperformed by 55.74% the S&P500. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC's holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $2,709,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. "(VZ)" was first published by Markets Daily and is the property of of Markets Daily. (NYSE:VZ) Tracking Customers History" on August 02, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: "Better Buy: The Coca-Cola Co. vs. Verizon Communications Inc." published on July 29, 2017, Valuewalk.com published: "Comcast Corporation 2Q 17, Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 63.06% and a net margin of 12.88%. Verizon Communications Com now has $195.73 billion valuation. The correct version of this story can be read at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/08/10/stock-traders-buy-large-volume-of-call-options-on-verizon-communications-vz-updated.html. Equities research analysts predict that Verizon Communications Inc. will post $3.79 EPS for the current year. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 25% are positive. 32,254 Verizon Communications Inc. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has the trading volume of 18.88 Million shares with the average trading volume of 18780 shares. Nomura initiated it with "Neutral" rating and $47 target in Friday, October 16 report. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, March 14 by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 20 to "Perform". The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with "Sector Outperform" on Wednesday, October 21. The stock has "Buy" rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 21. The stock of EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG) earned "Outperform" rating by William Blair on Thursday, May 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 60 investors sold VZ shares while 658 reduced holdings. Kornitzer Ks holds 1.01% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 163,057 shares. Gareth Morgan Invs Limited Partnership accumulated 213,352 shares. Parasol Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.52% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 146,971 shares. The Caprock Group Inc holds 35,816 shares with $1.91M value, down from 47,987 last quarter. Rockland has invested 2.85% in Verizon Communications Inc. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 688,664 shares or 0.47% of their USA portfolio. Norfolk Southern Corp. had 59 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cincinnati Indemnity holds 34,300 shares or 7.73% of its portfolio. Investors of record on Monday, July 10th will be paid a $0.5775 dividend. 539,155 are held by Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Company. Fjarde Ap has invested 1.09% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, May 30. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC raised its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in Verizon Communications by 1.2% in the first quarter.

Since February 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $3.60 million activity. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th.

In related news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 610 shares of Verizon Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. Its up 0.10, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. 98 funds opened positions while 319 raised stakes. Segment Wealth Mgmt Llc has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in EOG Resources Inc (NYSE:EOG). Advent Cap De holds 0.12% or 125,000 shares. 273,516 are held by World Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Boston Prtn reported 605,915 shares stake. Whittier Trust owns 2,816 shares. Raymond James Serv reported 0.04% stake. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees stated it has 1.16% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C). Waverton Mngmt Ltd invested in 641,770 shares. Focused Wealth Management holds 0.25% or 11,039 shares. 2,161,511 shares of the company were exchanged. Another trade for 12,495 shares valued at $603,134 was sold by Skiadas Anthony T. $543,385 worth of stock was sold by Gurnani Roger on Thursday, February 23. $117 worth of stock was sold by Galanko William Andrew on Thursday, May 4.

Rathbone Brothers Plc increased Time Warner Inc Usd0.01 Common Stock (NYSE:TWX) stake by 5,323 shares to 92,985 valued at $8.98 million in 2016Q4. It also increased its holding in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 662,487 shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.76 million shares, and has risen its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO).

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