F&v Capital Management Lowers stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : F&v Capital Management reduced its stake in Verizon Communications by 1.41% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 149,258 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $8,343,522 after selling 2,140 shares in Verizon Communications , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 8, 2016.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 6.09% of F&v Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,050 additional shares and now holds a total of 179,459 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $10,031,758. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.88% of Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi’s portfolio.Nadler Financial Group boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 191 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,273 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $630,161. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.26% of Nadler Financial Group’s portfolio.Curbstone Financial Management Corp boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,350 additional shares and now holds a total of 62,054 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $3,468,819. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.15% of Curbstone Financial Management Corp’s portfolio.Kistler-tiffany Companies boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,452 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,628 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $1,209,005. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.61% of Kistler-tiffany Companies’s portfolio.Needelman Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in VZ by selling 45 shares or 0.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,107 shares of VZ which is valued at $910,529. Verizon Communications makes up approx 2.62% of Needelman Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $55.58 and hit $56.04 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $56, with a gain of 0.96% or 0.53 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,14,05,623 shares. Company has a market cap of $228,272 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 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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