Lsv Asset Management buys $676,652,576 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Lsv Asset Management scooped up 400,550 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 13,283,325 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $676,652,576.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 1.44% of Lsv Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Kcm Investment Advisors boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 20,278 additional shares and now holds a total of 560,407 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $28,547,133. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.13% of Kcm Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Bks Advisors reduced its stake in VZ by selling 7,755 shares or 10.92% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 63,283 shares of VZ which is valued at $3,223,636. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.73% of Bks Advisors’s portfolio.Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 52,352 additional shares and now holds a total of 293,665 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $15,012,155. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.63% of Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management’s portfolio.Global X Management Co reduced its stake in VZ by selling 27,903 shares or 21.1% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 104,361 shares of VZ which is valued at $5,334,934. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.32% of Global X Management Co’s portfolio.Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,335 additional shares and now holds a total of 222,478 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $11,373,075. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.15% of Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $50.77 and hit $51.33 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $51.23, with a gain of 0.57% or 0.29 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 79,03,413 shares. Company has a market cap of $208,828 M.

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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