Hochman Cole Investment Advisors buys $672,017 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Hochman Cole Investment Advisors scooped up 204 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 13,087 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $672,017.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 0.57% of Hochman Cole Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications closed down -0.01 points or -0.02% at $51.35 with 1,18,61,953 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $51.28, the shares hit an intraday low of $51.1 and an intraday high of $51.49 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Central Bank Trust Co boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8,517 additional shares and now holds a total of 58,341 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $2,995,810. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.83% of Central Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Catawba Capital Management Va boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 13,575 additional shares and now holds a total of 83,095 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $4,288,533. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.10% of Catawba Capital Management Va’s portfolio.Stillwater Investment Management boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,018 additional shares and now holds a total of 45,200 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $2,332,772. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.39% of Stillwater Investment Management’s portfolio.Weaver C. Barksdale Associates reduced its stake in VZ by selling 95 shares or 0.61% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,547 shares of VZ which is valued at $802,381. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.61% of Weaver C. Barksdale Associates’s portfolio.Hollencrest Securities reduced its stake in VZ by selling 8,438 shares or 12.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 60,059 shares of VZ which is valued at $3,099,645. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.54% of Hollencrest Securities’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Verizon Communications reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jan 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.88. The company had revenue of $34254.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $34118.06 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Verizon Communications. Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Hold” on Apr 7, 2016. Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Bernstein to ” Mkt Perform” on Apr 7, 2016. Verizon Communications was Initiated by Macquarie to “Neutral” on Apr 5, 2016.

Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) is a holding company that acting through its subsidiaries provides communications information and entertainment products and services to consumers businesses and governmental agencies. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment includes the Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless. Wireless’ communications products and services include wireless voice and data services and equipment sales which are provided to consumer business and government customers across the United States. Wireline’s voice data and video communications products and services include broadband video and data corporate networking solutions data center and cloud services security and managed network services and local and long distance voice services. Verizon provides these products and services to consumers in the United States as well as to carriers businesses and government customers both in the United States and around the world.

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