Crazy Volume Spikes for: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Gratia Capital Llc bought 711,610 shares as the company's stock rose 13.94% with the market. Regal Wealth Group Inc. now owns 3,682 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor owned 15,000 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after selling 25,000 shares during the quarter. P.A.W. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 75.34% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.64% the S&P500.

Capital International Investors decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 9.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sandy Spring Bank sold 7,441 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 95,940 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.75M, down from 116,010 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $210.54 billion market cap company. (NYSE VZ) traded up $0.08 on Wednesday, hitting $51.69. About 10.53M shares traded.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $89,365 activity. Pennsylvania-based Lincoln National has invested 0.09% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Hold" rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, June 15. The cell phone carrier reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.98. VZ's profit will be $3.59B for 14.66 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. Verizon Communications Inc. had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc, which manages about $585.46B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 42,322 shares to 1.78M shares, valued at $47.37M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Ftse Developed Markets Etf (VEA) by 375,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 825,000 shares, and cut its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT).

Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Verizon Communications Inc. for the current quarter to be 2.3%. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of Verizon Communications Inc.'s analysts are positive. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VZ in report on Friday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Tuesday, December 12. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Verizon Communications from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 20th. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 25 to "Sector Perform". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 6 by Seaport Global. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, September 18. KeyCorp restated 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. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital.

In other Verizon Communications news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 610 shares of Verizon Communications stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10 with "Hold".

Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a $0.59 dividend. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. Moreover, Optimum Inv Advsrs has 0.53% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,269 shares in the company, valued at $154,983.29. Owl Creek Asset Management Lp owns 651,400 shares or 1.8% of their United States portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) opened at $52.11 on Friday. The correct version of this news story can be viewed at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/middleton-co-inc-ma-buys-41360-shares-of-verizon-communications-inc-vz/1825159.html. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 64,866 shares stake. 66,728 were reported by Richard Bernstein Advisors Lc. Strs Ohio accumulated 0% or 13,200 shares. Teton Advisors invested in 0.04% or 10,000 shares.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. (NYSE:VZ) for 655,954 shares. Verizon Communications Inc now has $212.30 billion valuation. Mogy Joel R Counsel holds 1.79% or 217,483 shares in its portfolio. Therefore 67% are positive. Douglas Dynamics had 6 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Aegis Capital initiated it with "Hold" rating and $200.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy" on Tuesday, September 1. The stock has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, October 30. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $51.98. The stock of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, May 5 report. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight". The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. The stock has "Neutral" rating by MoffettNathanson on Tuesday, August 11. Shares for $2.59M were sold by Wehner David M. Schroepfer Michael Todd also sold $6.53 million worth of Facebook, Inc. 83,335 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares with value of $16.07 million were sold by HASTINGS REED. $191,200 worth of Netflix, Inc. $12.61M worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWINB). Invesco holds 27,167 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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