What do Insider Trends Have to Say About Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)?

The stock decreased 1.29% or $2.74 during the last trading session, reaching $209.31. About 11,603 shares traded. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Intrepid Capital Management Inc decreased Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ) stake by 83.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Kempner Capital Management Inc bought 43,833 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. Whitnell & Co. now owns 10,316 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $461,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Sandy Spring Bank who had been investing in Verizon Communications for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $210.15 billion market cap company. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 6,047 shares in the company, valued at approximately $298,056.63. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)'s short interest is 33.22 million shares, or 0.82% of the float. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. About 3.93 million shares traded. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. also sold $30,030 worth of Verizon Communications Inc.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of Verizon Communications Inc.'s analysts are positive.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Zacks given on Monday, September 7. The original version of this story can be viewed at https://www.thelincolnianonline.com/2018/01/10/montecito-bank-trust-increases-holdings-in-verizon-communications-inc-vz-updated-updated.html. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, October 6 with "Hold" rating. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $51.98. Sawyer & Company Inc purchased a new stake in Verizon Communications in the fourth quarter valued at $4,283,000. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Cowen & Co. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. SunTrust Banks reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Verizon Communications in a report on Friday, October 20th. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Hilliard Lyons. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, October 11 with "Hold" rating. Finally, KeyCorp restated a "hold" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Monday, November 20 report. Jefferies maintained Verizon Communications Inc. Synacor, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNC) has risen 15.89% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 2.33% or $0.02 from last year's $0.86 per share. SLCT's profit will be $2.22M for 16.76 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Verizon Communications Inc. will post 3.77 EPS for the current year. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a $0.59 dividend. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 329,786 are owned by Roffman Miller Associates Pa.

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Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. Two Sigma Secs Limited Co accumulated 21,967 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Verizon Communications Inc. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.05, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.02.

American Investment Services Inc. holds 8.89% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. for 469,075 shares. Mogy Joel R Counsel holds 1.79% or 217,483 shares in its portfolio. Congress Asset Mngmt Ma stated it has 12,974 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (VZ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2018" on January 08, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "Verizon to Stream NFL Games, Boost Digital Media Business" published on January 10, 2018, Fool.com published: "Better Buy: "Verizon Communications Inc. vs. Frontier Communications" on January 02, 2018. Osborne Partners Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Now Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.33B market cap company. (NYSE:VZ). Virginia-based Mgmt Of Virginia Ltd has invested 0.07% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 0.59% in Verizon Communications Inc. Missouri-based Buckingham Asset Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL). Strs Ohio accumulated 0% or 13,200 shares. Df Dent invested in 9,231 shares. Therefore 75% are positive. Spectra Energy Partners LP had 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. The company was initiated on Tuesday, February 14 by Lake Street. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, December 21 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Neutral" rating by MoffettNathanson on Tuesday, August 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. 6,000 are held by Bb&T Corporation. Gam Holding Ag reported 112,874 shares. (NYSE:PLOW). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability reported 28,958 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Ltd has 0.2% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. Cetera Advisor Net Ltd Liability Com stated it has 9,089 shares. Gp One Trading Lp holds 0% or 732 shares in its portfolio.

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