Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank) Lowers stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank) reduced its stake in Verizon Communications by 11.38% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 676,401 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $36,458,014 after selling 86,861 shares in Verizon Communications , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 0.47% of Zurcher Kantonalbank (zurich Cantonalbank)’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Wheatland Advisors Inc reduced its stake in VZ by selling 1,295 shares or 3.27% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 38,300 shares of VZ which is valued at $2,064,370. Verizon Communications makes up approx 1.08% of Wheatland Advisors Inc’s portfolio.Quadrant Capital Group boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,171 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,539 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $528,556. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.34% of Quadrant Capital Group’s portfolio. Profit Investment Management added VZ to its portfolio by purchasing 19,768 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,108,985. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.85% of Profit Investment Management’s portfolio.Farmers Trust Co reduced its stake in VZ by selling 12,178 shares or 6.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 176,443 shares of VZ which is valued at $9,898,452. Verizon Communications makes up approx 3.13% of Farmers Trust Co’s portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,576 additional shares and now holds a total of 30,094 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $1,673,828. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.27% of Carroll Financial Associates’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications opened for trading at $54 and hit $54.14 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $53.93, with a gain of 0.06% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,13,09,813 shares. Company has a market cap of $219,835 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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