Southeastern Asset Management Inctn Lowers stake in Level 3 Communications (LVLT)

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) : Southeastern Asset Management Inctn reduced its stake in Level 3 Communications by 8.88% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 30,007,772 shares of Level 3 Communications which is valued at $1,553.5 Million after selling 2,923,952 shares in Level 3 Communications , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Level 3 Communications makes up approximately 14.71% of Southeastern Asset Management Inctn’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Gsa Capital Partners Llp added LVLT to its portfolio by purchasing 5,127 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $265,425. Level 3 Communications makes up approx 0.02% of Gsa Capital Partners Llp’s portfolio.Blackrock Japan Ltd reduced its stake in LVLT by selling 14,038 shares or 3.61% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 374,293 shares of LVLT which is valued at $19.4 Million. Level 3 Communications makes up approx 0.07% of Blackrock Japan Ltd’s portfolio.Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc boosted its stake in LVLT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 38,145 additional shares and now holds a total of 846,089 shares of Level 3 Communications which is valued at $43.8 Million. Level 3 Communications makes up approx 0.06% of Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in LVLT in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 7,883 additional shares and now holds a total of 52,077 shares of Level 3 Communications which is valued at $2.7 Million.

Level 3 Communications closed down -0.34 points or -0.64% at $52.71 with 9,64,425 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $53.17, the shares hit an intraday low of $52.7 and an intraday high of $53.42 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Level 3 Communications reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.09 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $2051.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2075.97 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Level 3 Communications. Level 3 Communications was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Apr 29, 2016.

Level 3 Communications Inc. is a provider of a range of integrated communications services. The Company’s operating segments include North America includes operations in Georgia Colorado Florida Canada New York Arizona Pennsylvania Michigan and Oklahoma; Europe includes operations in England Ireland The Netherlands and France; The Latin America includes operations in Colombia Argentina Venezuela Peru Ecuador Chile and Brazil. The Asia or Pacific includes operations in China Singapore and Japan. The tw telecom inc. (tw telecom) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The Company offers services which includes core network services and wholesale voice services. It offers products which include core network services including transport and fiber services colocation and data center services IP and data services managed services cloud and IT services voice services and wholesale voice services including voice termination and toll free.

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