Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Institutional Investor's Anti-Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) Sentiment In Q3 2017

Goldman Capital Management Inc holds 4.28% of its portfolio in Mattersight Corporation for 1.62 million shares. The institutional investor held 36,025 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.16 million, down from 71,615 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $25.8. About 155,325 shares traded. (NASDAQ:BWINB) has declined 3.36% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.02% the S&P500.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has the Market Capitalization of 211.35 Billion. Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A now owns 141,828 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $7,920,000 after buying an additional 1,539 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 221,208 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.95 million, down from 228,649 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $210.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $51.61. About 12.59M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity. Welch Grp Ltd holds 2.88% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 64,142 shares. The cell phone carrier reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.98. VZ's profit will be $3.59 billion for 14.72 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.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. (NYSE:VZ). Ig Invest holds 3.28% or 12.90 million shares. Jefferies maintained Verizon Communications Inc.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VZ shares. The correct version of this news story can be viewed at (NYSE:VZ) earned "Hold" rating by HSBC on Thursday, December 14. (NYSE:VZ). Us Bankshares De has invested 0.52% in Verizon Communications Inc. Hudock Capital Group LLC now owns 56,457 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $2,794,000 after purchasing an additional 4,259 shares during the period. Westchester Cap Mgmt holds 100 shares. DA Davidson initiated Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Noesis Capital Mangement invested in 5,224 shares. 97,710 were accumulated by Palo Cap.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "OLD National Bancorp IN Sells 3,114 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc". Cetera Advisor Net Ltd Liability Com stated it has 9,089 shares. Owl Creek Asset Management Lp owns 651,400 shares or 1.8% of their USA portfolio. Acropolis Invest Llc has invested 0.03% in Verizon Communications Inc. The ratio is flat, as only 684 funds started new and increased positions, while 777 sold and reduced their stock positions in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 7 reported Hold, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 75% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:VZ) by 62.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Buy" rating and $2900 target in Thursday, July 27 report. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. had sold 610 shares worth $30,030. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, January 2 with "Sector Weight" rating. MAI Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.8% in the second quarter. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Hovde Group has "Outperform" rating and $27 target.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. (NYSE:VZ) on Monday, July 31 with "Sector Perform" rating. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, May 5 report.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc, which manages about $648.73M and $352.76 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nv5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) by 6,480 shares to 307,826 shares, valued at $16.82 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Citigroup by 21,826 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.00M shares, and cut its stake in Zedge Inc. Conning invested in 1.48% or 892,698 shares. Its up 0.32, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. FRIEDLAND JONATHAN sold 2,743 shares worth $563,938. 13 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. Kimelman & Baird LLC now owns 4,154 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 124,881 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 64,866 shares stake. Baldwin Invest Mngmt Limited stated it has 11,043 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Woodstock Corp holds 1.46% or 154,305 shares. Pnc Financial Gru, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 16 shares. Gargoyle Invest Advisor Ltd Llc accumulated 0.71% or 38,914 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt stated it has 41,753 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Ltd Com reported 0.04% stake. Moreover, Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc has 0.09% invested in the company for 1,000 shares.

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