Community Bank N.a. buys $6,780,474 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Community Bank N.a. scooped up 2,197 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 20, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 134,134 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $6,780,474.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 1.62% of Community Bank N.a.’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $50.15 and hit $50.63 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $50.55, with a gain of 1.04% or 0.52 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,78,23,305 shares. Company has a market cap of $205,933 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Next Financial Group Inc reduced its stake in VZ by selling 4,804 shares or 7.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 61,337 shares of VZ which is valued at $3,100,585. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.08% of Next Financial Group Inc’s portfolio.Gw&k Investment Management boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 29,585 additional shares and now holds a total of 352,357 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $17,811,646. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.39% of Gw&k Investment Management’s portfolio.Murphy Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in VZ by selling 251 shares or 0.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 250,934 shares of VZ which is valued at $12,684,714. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.95% of Murphy Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Heritage Investors Management Corp reduced its stake in VZ by selling 16,035 shares or 4.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 355,884 shares of VZ which is valued at $18,274,643. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.39% of Heritage Investors Management Corp’s portfolio.First United Bank Trust boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,982 additional shares and now holds a total of 44,574 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $2,288,875. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.08% of First United Bank Trust’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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