Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors Lp buys $409,000 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors Lp scooped up 989 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 8,091 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $409,000.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 0.27% of Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors Lp’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $50.46 and hit $51.8099 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $51.69, with a gain of 2.48% or 1.25 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,70,12,431 shares. Company has a market cap of $210,577 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Strs Ohio sold out all of its stake in VZ during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 4,037,771 shares of VZ which is valued $204,109,324.Hartford Financial Management reduced its stake in VZ by selling 104 shares or 0.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 21,186 shares of VZ which is valued at $1,070,952. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.65% of Hartford Financial Management’s portfolio.Crestpoint Capital Management reduced its stake in VZ by selling 43,400 shares or 72.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,400 shares of VZ which is valued at $842,140. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.45% of Crestpoint Capital Management’s portfolio.Howland Capital Management reduced its stake in VZ by selling 2,733 shares or 1.88% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 142,313 shares of VZ which is valued at $7,307,773. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.73% of Howland Capital Management’s portfolio.Deane Retirement Strategies reduced its stake in VZ by selling 2,401 shares or 2.86% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 81,662 shares of VZ which is valued at $4,214,576. Verizon Communications makes up approx 3.95% of Deane Retirement Strategies’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Verizon Communications reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.06. The company had revenue of $32171.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $32481.10 million. The company’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Verizon Communications. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 26, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $58 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 18, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 52 from a previous price target of $51 .Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Jefferies to ” Hold” on Apr 7, 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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