Middleton & Co Inc MA Buys 41360 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Coatue Management Llc sold 66,280 shares as the company's stock rose 10.41% with the market. The hedge fund run by Christian Leone held 2.68M shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $60.63 million, up from 1.83 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors who had been investing in Douglas Dynamics for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $903.64 million market cap company. Regal Wealth Group Inc. now owns 3,682 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. About 10.53M shares traded. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 75.34% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.13% the S&P500.

Dearborn Partners Llc increased its stake in Verizon Communications (VZ) by 12.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Summit Financial Wealth Advisors Llc sold 16,663 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 240,167 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.89 million, up from 213,506 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $210.96B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.069 during the last trading session, reaching $52.041. 15,568,132 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 16,410,000. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 19,105 shares.

The company reported its last earnings Actual EPS of $0.98/share. VZ's profit will be $3.59 billion for 14.72 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. Facebook had 216 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be issued a $0.59 dividend. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Etrade Cap Management Ltd Liability Com owns 175,325 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. First Hawaiian Retail Bank holds 0.12% in Verizon Communications Inc.


Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on VZ shares. Verizon Communications makes up approximately 0.9% of Wedbush Securities Inc.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Verizon Communications Inc.

The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -2.09% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 4.1% and 8.17% respectively. Gilman Hill Asset Ltd has 97,233 shares. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc has invested 5.14% in Verizon Communications Inc. Wetherby Asset invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Meyer Handelman reported 869,493 shares or 1.97% of all its holdings. Baldwin Brothers Ma stated it has 160,535 shares.

American Investment Services Inc. holds 8.89% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. for 469,075 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Thomas White stated it has 0.22% in Verizon Communications Inc. Sawyer & Company Inc bought a new position in Verizon Communications during the fourth quarter worth $4,283,000. (NYSE:VZ) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 7 reported Hold, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Verizon Communications Inc. had 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:SEP) earned "Buy" rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, December 6. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $51.98.

In related news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 668 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 22nd. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 31 to "Underperform". Citigroup maintained Verizon Communications Inc. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 6 with "Hold". Seaport Global has "Neutral" rating and $24 target. DA Davidson initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, February 4 report. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Harvey Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.2% in Verizon Communications Inc. HSBC initiated the shares of VZ in report on Thursday, January 19 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Tuesday, July 18. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, May 5 report.

Leonetti & Associates Llc, which manages about $597.86 million and $375.52 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr S&P 500 (SPY) by 1,934 shares to 106,775 shares, valued at $26.83 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Federal Agric Mtg Corp (NYSE:AGM) by 9,274 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 125,810 shares, and cut its stake in Companhia De Saneamento Basi Sponsored (NYSE:SBS). Conning invested in 1.48% or 892,698 shares. Its down 0.11, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. FRIEDLAND JONATHAN sold 2,743 shares worth $563,938. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. Kidder Stephen W acquired a new position in Verizon Communications during the 3rd quarter valued at about $226,000. Quantum Cap Mngmt accumulated 20,923 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Trustmark National Bank & Trust Department reported 0.57% stake. Johnson Fincl Grp, Wisconsin-based fund reported 4,067 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1.4% in the second quarter. Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 0% or 46,647 shares in its portfolio. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Ltd Com reported 0.04% stake. Moreover, Investor Ab has 0.51% invested in the company for 2.84 million shares.

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