Hexavest Lowers stake in Verizon Communications (VZ)

Verizon Communications (VZ) : Hexavest reduced its stake in Verizon Communications by 8.49% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,873,949 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $93,510,055 after selling 173,946 shares in Verizon Communications , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.Verizon Communications makes up approximately 1.70% of Hexavest’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ct Financial Advisors reduced its stake in VZ by selling 3,157 shares or 9.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 30,281 shares of VZ which is valued at $1,511,022. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.95% of Ct Financial Advisors’s portfolio.First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division reduced its stake in VZ by selling 38,462 shares or 31.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 84,322 shares of VZ which is valued at $4,232,121. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.78% of First Financial Bank N.a. – Trust Division’s portfolio.Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc Or reduced its stake in VZ by selling 2,600 shares or 11.25% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,507 shares of VZ which is valued at $1,029,246. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.39% of Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc Or’s portfolio.Advisory Services Network boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 7,123 additional shares and now holds a total of 55,901 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $2,790,578. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.53% of Advisory Services Network’s portfolio.Harbour Capital Advisors boosted its stake in VZ in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,624 additional shares and now holds a total of 29,967 shares of Verizon Communications which is valued at $1,506,441. Verizon Communications makes up approx 0.81% of Harbour Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

Verizon Communications closed down -0.29 points or -0.58% at $49.9 with 1,17,37,902 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $50.1, the shares hit an intraday low of $49.65 and an intraday high of $50.21 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

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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