Aperio Group buys $78,771,666 stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Aperio Group scooped up 160,923 additional shares in Verizon Communications during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,468,251 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $78,771,666.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 0.59% of Aperio Group’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Levin Capital Strategies boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 179,968 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,175,659 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $63,074,105. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.07% of Levin Capital Strategies’s portfolio.Btim Corp. boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 330,671 additional shares and now holds a total of 354,037 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $18,972,843. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.31% of Btim Corp.’s portfolio.Bainco International Investors boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10,380 additional shares and now holds a total of 113,865 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $6,137,324. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.26% of Bainco International Investors’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $52.36 and hit $52.69 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $52.5, with a gain of 0.83% or 0.43 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,19,60,437 shares. Company has a market cap of $214,006 M.

On the company’s financial health, Verizon Communications reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.93. The company had revenue of $30532.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $30968.11 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.04 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Verizon Communications. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 57 from a previous price target of $54 .Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to ” Neutral” on Jul 27, 2016. Verizon Communications was Downgraded by Oppenheimer to ” Perform” on Jul 20, 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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