Would You Buy Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) On These Analyst Ratings?

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20 May, 2017

Inc. increased its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 3.1% in the first quarter. Recently, shares have traded $-2.09 away from the 200-day moving average of $53.84.

Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) stake by 15.9% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Using the PEG ratio alone, a company with a PEG Ratio below one may signal the stock as being undervalued. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. The share price is now down -6.38% for the past three months. About 582,809 shares traded. (NASDAQ:BASI) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending.

This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 60 investors sold VZ shares while 658 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. Investors of record on Monday, April 10th were given a dividend of $0.5775 per share. Rnc Mgmt holds 2.43% or 551,331 shares in its portfolio. Security Tru accumulated 80,855 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,159 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,405,697.28. Its up 4.4% from 970,800 shares previously.

Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its stake in Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 6.00% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:VZ). Bridges Invest Counsel Incorporated has invested 0.68% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares were sold by Gurnani Roger. Company insiders own 0.10% of the company's stock. Ltd. raised its position in Verizon Communications by 1.6% in the third quarter. Regions Fincl stated it has 2.22M shares. Alpha Cubed Limited Com holds 2.31% or 180,305 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.10% of the company's stock.

Bard Associates Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Image Sensing Systems, Inc. for 24,360 shares. Hollyfrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) was raised too.

Since November 21, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $3.60 million activity.

Shares of Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE:VIV) declined -10.99% to $13.36. Verizon Communications's dividend payout ratio is now 71.74%. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on July, 25. Also, EVP Marni M. Walden sold 32,254 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 27th. (NYSE:VZ) for 75,398 shares. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) now has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.68 according to 22 analysts. (NYSE:VZ). 5.24 million were reported by Ig Investment Mngmt Ltd. Verizon Communications has a 12 month low of $44.46 and a 12 month high of $56.95. HSBC initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, January 19 report. The stock now has a Market Cap of $47.61B. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 11 by Vetr. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Argus Research.

01/25/2017 - Verizon Communications Inc. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Raymond James. The stock has "Buy" rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 21. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. Its down 0.30, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. Cambridge Invest Research Advsrs reported 4,939 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. North Star Asset Management reported 1.55% stake. Pinebridge Invs Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% or 7,922 shares in its portfolio. Spc Fincl owns 21,315 shares or 0.35% of their United States portfolio. Berkshire Asset Limited Liability Pa owns 13,400 shares. Contravisory Investment Management invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Hasbro, Inc. Lsv Asset Mngmt reported 69,875 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 11,668 were accumulated by Baldwin Invest Management Limited Liability Com. White Pine Ltd Llc has 0.48% invested in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). Bartlett And Co Ltd Liability reported 536,421 shares stake. However its lowest revenue estimates are $29.2B and highest revenue estimates are $31.18B. (NYSE:VZ), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of WFC in report on Monday, July 18 with "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, April 24. As per Monday, September 19, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 12 by Jefferies.

02/13/2017 - Verizon Communications Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. Bernstein has "Market Perform" rating and $55 target. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Friday, October 9. As per Monday, March 14, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Among 22 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. They expect $1.04 earnings per share, up 2.97% or $0.03 from last year's $1.01 per share. Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report 0.96 earnings per share.


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