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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Price Target Raised to $53.00 at KeyCorp

18 January 2018

Creative Planning who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $212.13B market cap company. About 11.59M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Nbt Bank N A decreased its stake in Prudential Finl Inc (PRU) by 11.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank sold 486,178 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)'s stock declined 7.66%.

Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc increased Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) stake by 13,925 shares to 39,075 valued at $5.33 million in 2017Q3. Farr Miller & Washington Llc who had been investing in Jpmorgan Chase & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $391.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $77.47.

Analyzing the price activity of some previous stock, we were able to note that the shares have shifted by -2.52% since the year began. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has risen 33.66% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500. Analysts expect that Verizon Communications Inc. will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year. (NYSE:WTI). Macquarie Gp Limited holds 0% or 288,459 shares. Therefore 23% are positive.

Verizon Communications Inc.is one of the largest communication technology companies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Sunday, September 17. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Hold". ValuEngine raised Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. The stock has "Hold" rating by HSBC on Thursday, December 14. KeyCorp restated a "hold" rating on shares of Verizon Communications in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. But the real reason Verizon Communications stands out is because it has a proven track record of continuously paying out this level of dividends, from earnings, to shareholders and can be expected to continue paying in the future. N+1 Singer maintained the shares of OXP in report on Friday, July 31 with "Corporate" rating. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, October 21 with "Sector Outperform" rating. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". (NYSE:VZ) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 3.

Parnassus Investments, which manages about $10.39 billion and $24.41B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mccormick & Co. (NYSE:VZ) by 1.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Parnassus Investments increased its stake in Waste Management Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 177,394 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8.65M shares, and cut its stake in Deere & Co.

Verizon Communications Inc is a holding company. First Hawaiian Bank increased its stake in Verizon Communications by 67.8% during the 2nd quarter. The company has 1 year Price Target of $7.28. VZ's profit will be $3.59 billion for 14.69 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality.

Verizon Communications Inc. said it expects to book a almost $17 billion gain in its fourth-quarter profit due to the new tax law.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. Riverpoint Cap Mngmt Limited Com has 0.35% invested in Verizon Communications Inc.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on VZ shares. Piedmont Invest Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.93% or 881,763 shares. Davenport Lc owns 949,576 shares or 0.6% of their USA portfolio. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.01 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Verizon Communications will post 3.77 earnings per share for the current year. (NYSE:VZ). Tompkins owns 76,306 shares or 0.89% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:VZ) or 175,163 shares. Tobam stated it has 0.47% of its portfolio in Coty Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 744,116 shares. Connors Investor Svcs Inc holds 149,665 shares. Suntrust Banks holds 69,015 shares. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. Victory Capital Management has invested 0.03% in Verizon Communications Inc. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, October 26. Verizon Communications Inc. has $61.0 highest and $44 lowest target.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 40% are positive. Coastline Tru Com reported 66,652 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. (NYSE:PX) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 13 by Argus Research. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. (NYSE:PX) rating on Tuesday, May 30. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 23 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27 with "Equal-Weight".

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Price Target Raised to $53.00 at KeyCorp