Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Stake Cut by Westwood Holdings Group Inc

Dubuque Commercial Bank And reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc.

The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -0.97%, closing at the stock price of $45.04.

The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 15.91 Million. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Better Buy: Frontier Communications Corporation vs. Verizon Communications Inc." on May 11, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Verizon Communications: Cheap For A Reason" published on April 24, 2017, Livetradingnews.com published: "Verizon Communications Inc". It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

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In other news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 610 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 27th. Another trade for 12,495 shares valued at $603,134 was made by Skiadas Anthony T on Tuesday, February 14.

In related news, EVP Marni M. Walden sold 32,254 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The insider Gurnani Roger sold $543,385.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3.

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Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VZ. Profit Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.89% or 17,697 shares.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/05/25/verizon-communications-inc-vz-given-average-rating-of-hold-by-analysts-updated-updated.html. Amer Commercial Bank accumulated 150,728 shares or 2.63% of the stock. Private Asset Management holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. The New York-based Taurus Asset Management Lc has invested 0.18% in Verizon Communications Inc. Tortoise Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 35.3% in the fourth quarter. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Is Verizon Communications Inc". (NYSE:VZ) by 4.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. First Bank holds 0.61% or 135,501 shares. Stonebridge Capital Advisors Llc bought 6,811 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 50,200 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.92, for a total transaction of $1,610,119.68. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Etf Tr Ii by 134,852 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 187,390 shares, and cut its stake in Lear Corp (NYSE:LEA). Microsoft Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:MSFT) was reduced too. On average, equities analysts forecast that Verizon Communications Inc. will post $3.77 earnings per share for the current year. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Hold and their mean rating for the stock is 2.74 on scale of 1-5. Therefore 23% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 37 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Moffet Nathanson downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Wednesday, January 25. Bernstein downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 6th. Bernstein has "Market Perform" rating and $55 target. The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 13. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup.

Among 22 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a "market perform" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. Vetr downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy". (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on July, 24. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 17.88 million shares. The average EPS estimate of 18 Wall Street analysts is $0.96 per share, compared to the company's reported EPS of $0.94 per share in the year-ago quarter.

Since December 12, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $682,308 activity. L S Advsr holds 10,319 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Orrstown Ser owns 22,123 shares. The Singapore-based Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd has invested 7.93% in the stock.

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