Palo Capital buys $3,744,997 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Palo Capital scooped up 15,985 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 18, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 74,085 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $3,744,997.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 2.95% of Palo Capital’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 , Private Bank Trust Co boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 239 additional shares and now holds a total of 27,575 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $1,393,916. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.24% of Private Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14,959 additional shares and now holds a total of 797,371 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $40,945,001. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.93% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio.F&v Capital Management boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 36,375 additional shares and now holds a total of 151,398 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $7,774,287. Verizon Communications makes up approx 6.03% of F&v Capital Management’s portfolio.Breton Hill Capital Ltd. reduced its stake in VZ by selling 12,166 shares or 8.99% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 123,115 shares of VZ which is valued at $6,321,955. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.32% of Breton Hill Capital Ltd.’s portfolio.First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,309 additional shares and now holds a total of 120,559 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $6,222,050. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.24% of First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division’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. 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 was Downgraded by Bernstein to ” Mkt Perform” 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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