Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Analysts Recommendations Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)


VZ's SI was 37.19 million shares in October as released by FINRA.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.2 and Average Volume (3 months) is 14.25 million. The value of the position overall is up by 8.4%.

Verizon Communications Inc.is a holding company.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by ELLIS MATTHEW D. on 02/10/2017, and was a disposition of 4,815 shares with a final price of $48.98.

What Historical Figures Say About Verizon Communications Inc. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Richmond Hill Investment Company increased Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) stake by 30.94% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Moreover, Dafna Capital Management Llc has 4.02% invested in the company for 637,700 shares.

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.98 a share for the next quarter. Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc now has $788.80 million valuation.

Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.93 and $0.83, respectively, according to 24 analysts. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 285,910. John Hancock Patriot Premium Div Fund II (PDT) has risen 8.55% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. After $-0.07 actual EPS reported by TrueCar Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.57% EPS growth. Excalibur Management Corp now owns 123,976 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $6,044,000 after acquiring an additional 6,723 shares during the last quarter. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $3.89 and is estimated to be $3.76 for the current year with 4,079,407,000 shares now outstanding. Short shares grew 1,525,750 over that period.

Among 4 analysts covering Eagle Pharma (NASDAQ:EGRX), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $9400 target. The stock has "Hold" rating by Pivotal Research on Thursday, February 2. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, October 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Sector Outperform" rating by Scotia Capital given on Wednesday, October 21. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Macquarie Research has "Hold" rating and $4900 target.


Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. VZ's latest closing price was 0.54% away from the average price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of -0.18% from the 50 Day Moving Average and -1.66% away compared to its SMA 20. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 22,871 are owned by Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Liability Com.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Verizon Communications Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -2.85%, where Monthly Performance is 2.33%, Quarterly performance is 11%, 6 Months performance is -0.56% and yearly performance percentage is -3.88%.

Analysts at Gabelli upped their FY2020 earnings per share estimates for shares of Verizon Communications in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. (NYSE:VZ) for 39,888 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in Verizon Communications by 59.5% in the first quarter. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 20. Schwab Charles Inv Management Inc reported 19.40M shares. (NYSE:VZ). Cibc World Mkts Corp holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Farmers Comml Bank owns 67,525 shares. Somerset Tru reported 27,514 shares. Umb Financial Bank N A Mo holds 0.68% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Walter Keenan Fincl Consulting Communication Mi Adv invested in 1.93% or 86,174 shares.

Examining Institutional Ownership at Verizon Communications Inc. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a "hold" rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of Verizon Communications in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. (NYSE:VZ) for 1.25 million shares. Private Harbour Investment & Counsel Lc, a Ohio-based fund reported 56,796 shares.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. Fic Capital Inc who had been investing in Facebook Inc Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $504.58 billion market cap company.

The most current P/E ratio is 12.56 and the market value is 199.32B. The Company's geographic divisions include United States and Europe. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 34457 million and lower end at 31100 million while the year ago reported sale was 34172.9 million. M Partners maintained the shares of FB in report on Monday, July 17 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 23% are positive.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 22 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Verizon Communications Inc.as 31.45 Billion. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc lifted its position in Verizon Communications by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities on Monday, January 9 to "Mkt Outperform".

TrueCar, Inc.is an Internet-based information, technology, and communication services company.

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