Raymond James Associates buys $388,392,630 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Raymond James Associates scooped up 468,671 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 7,239,378 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $388,392,630.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 1.18% of Raymond James Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Analytic Investors boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 142,891 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,011,977 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $161,592,566. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.88% of Analytic Investors’s portfolio.Ajo Lp boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,698,661 additional shares and now holds a total of 7,971,548 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $427,195,257. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.82% of Ajo Lp’s portfolio.Blair William Coil boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 15,416 additional shares and now holds a total of 457,411 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $24,636,156. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.22% of Blair William Coil’s portfolio.Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,775 additional shares and now holds a total of 225,253 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $12,141,137. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.19% of Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.Check Capital Management Incca reduced its stake in VZ by selling 131,160 shares or 10.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,162,207 shares of VZ which is valued at $65,002,238. Verizon Communications makes up approx 6.39% of Check Capital Management Incca’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $52.655 and hit $52.82 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $52.63, with a gain of 0.15% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 77,75,055 shares. Company has a market cap of $214,536 M.

On the company’s financial health, Verizon Communications reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.93. The company had revenue of $30532.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $30968.11 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.04 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Verizon Communications. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 57 from a previous price target of $54 .Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to ” Neutral” on Jul 27, 2016. Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Oppenheimer to ” Perform” on Jul 20, 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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