Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Stocks Views And Recommendations: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), The Wendy's Company (WEN)

Conrad Doyle | 13 October, 2017, 13:13

Therefore 24% are positive. The company now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $52.86. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on Verizon Communications from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 14th. As per Tuesday, April 5, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/12/fy2020-earnings-estimate-for-verizon-communications-inc-issued-by-gabelli-vz.html. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Arvest Trust Co Buys Rockwell Collins Inc, DowDuPont Inc, Verizon ..." on October 06, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Verizon Communications: Cutting Costs But Not Spending Much On New Capital" published on September 17, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: "Rima Qureshi named chief strategy officer for Verizon" on September 18, 2017. A 11 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 1 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:WEN) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 25. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 72.75% and a net margin of 10.42%. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, August 10 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, April 21 by Argus Research. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Vaughan David Invs Il invested 1.45% in Verizon Communications Inc. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.59 per share. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 153,408,016 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $6,851,202,000 after purchasing an additional 20,070,391 shares in the last quarter. With 64,400 avg volume, 4 days are for Ovid Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:OVID)'s short sellers to cover OVID's short positions.

Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) traded down 1.04% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $48.35. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has risen 14.05% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $5,484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (VZ) has a market cap of $199.84 billion and over the last 12 months, Verizon Communications Inc. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. It has a 13.49 P/E ratio. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline.

Analysts expect Verizon Communications Inc.

Analysts await Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) to report earnings on November, 1. In the last three months, insiders sold 1,830 shares of company stock valued at $88,828.

24 analysts on average are expecting Verizon Communications Inc.to report earnings of $0.88 per share for the current quarter.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $781,618 activity. Also, EVP Marni M. Walden sold 16,362 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 1st. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 135,449 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $6,049,000 after acquiring an additional 1,265 shares during the period. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -2.08%. A D Beadell Invest Counsel accumulated 13,890 shares or 0.5% of the stock. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.96 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1 and 0.91 respectively. Verizon Communications Inc. now has $196.40B valuation.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in VZ. Tradewinds Cap Management Lc holds 0.19% or 8,118 shares in its portfolio. Jennison Associates Limited Liability invested 0% in Verizon Communications Inc. Alpha Windward Lc reported 4,750 shares. Wheatland accumulated 36,139 shares or 1.45% of the stock. Logan Mgmt Inc reported 82,542 shares. Canandaigua Bancshares Tru Communication has invested 0.95% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 42,403 shares. Bokf Na holds 0.59% or 417,898 shares in its portfolio. North Star Investment Management Corp., a Illinois-based fund reported 77,085 shares. Moors & Cabot Inc. owns 317,297 shares or 1.31% of their U.S. portfolio. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC grew its stake in Verizon Communications by 11.3% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:VZ). Advantus Cap Mgmt Inc invested in 447,182 shares.

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