Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Advisors Capital Management Llc bought 13,392 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The Everett Harris & Company holds 86,338 shares with $4.27 million value, down from 138,705 last quarter. Shares are trading price at $48.80 with move of -0.43%. About 12.53 million shares traded.

21 analysts on average are expecting Verizon Communications report earnings of $1.11 per share for the current quarter. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Angelo increased its stake in Illumina Inc (ILMN) by 71.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund held 14,312 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.60M, down from 28,929 at the end of the previous reported quarter. About 5.87M shares traded. It has underperformed by 8.92% the S&P500. Pepsico Inc. now has $159.80B valuation. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 24 by Drexel Hamilton. The fund owned 74,755 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after buying an additional 1,020 shares during the period. The company has a market cap of $199,940.00, a PE ratio of 15.08, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.67. After $0.71 actual earnings per share reported by Banner Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:PEP) for 6,806 shares. 55 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. Northern Tru holds 472,175 shares. 9,475 were reported by Brighton Jones Llc. Class A stake by 3,509 shares to 86,845 valued at $84.56M in 2017Q3. Cambridge Invest Advsr Inc holds 0.38% or 568,135 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Lourd Cap Ltd accumulated 10,547 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 5,300 were reported by Fukoku Mutual Life Insur. The legal version of this article can be read at & Mgmt Comm owns 9,714 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability reported 0.26% stake. Glassman Wealth Services grew its position in Verizon Communications by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be given a dividend of $0.59 per share. Athena Cap Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.43% or 42,167 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles And Com Ltd Partnership reported 880,173 shares.

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Ct Mason increased Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 20,685 shares to 41,423 valued at $7.08 million in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 635 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1,138 shares, and has risen its stake in Marriott Intl Inc New (NASDAQ:MAR). On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". Therefore 36% are positive. Universal Display had 31 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. Vetr upgraded shares of Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $54.80 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, January 16. (NYSE:VZ) opened at $49.01 on Friday. Goldman Sachs maintained PepsiCo, Inc. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR). RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $57.0 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Gabelli given on Friday, November 3. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 19 by HSBC. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 48.97% and a net margin of 23.88%.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $406,645 activity. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $30,030 worth of Verizon Communications Inc. It is down 0.00% since March 13, 2017 and is. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It fall, as 51 investors sold PEP shares while 689 reduced holdings. Scotia holds 583,448 shares. Carlson LP holds 0.48% in, inc. Oppenheimer Asset stated it has 0.25% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 44,112 shares. (NYSE:VZ). The Rhode Island-based Blue Financial Inc has invested 0.44% in Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has a 20-Day average volume of 18.29 Million.

Among 28 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. According to today's trading volume Verizon Communications BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. (NYSE:GNC), its shares were trading at $4.25 a gain of $0.1, on the trading floor. Birinyi Associate Inc reported 26,047 shares. Berkshire Asset Mngmt Ltd Pa accumulated 0.07% or 13,549 shares. Natixis owns 298,352 shares. 80,236 are held by Wills Gru. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. It also upped Ishares Tr (IEFA) stake by 7,010 shares and now owns 61,630 shares. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, April 7 to "Market Perform" rating. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. New York-based Millennium Limited Liability Company has invested 0.13% in Verizon Communications Inc.

In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a research report. The stock has "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, October 25. Therefore 31% are positive. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Neutral" on Wednesday, January 24. BMO Capital Markets maintained PepsiCo, Inc. The stock has "Sector Outperform" rating by Howard Weil on Monday, January 22. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 27 by Hilliard Lyons. (NYSE:VZ) for 3,304 shares.

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