Featured Stock for Investors: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

(NYSE:VZ) by 486.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Ruggie Capital Group now owns 2,649 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the period.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in VZ. Analysts mean target price for Verizon Communications Inc. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 3,130 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 3,104 shares during the period.

Efficient Market Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. The number of shares now owned by investors are 4.08 bln. The legal version of this report can be read at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/02/15/verizon-communications-inc-vz-shares-sold-by-bainco-international-investors.html. The company has Weekly Volatility of 0.88%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.24%%. Solaris Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Verizon Communications during the third quarter worth approximately $125,000. The company has a 52-week high of $56.95. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.38% of the company's stock. The stock opened for trading at $48.94 and hit $49.12 on the upside, eventually ending the session at $48.98, with a gain of 0.35% or 0.17 points. (NYSE:VZ) traded down 0.11% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $54.52. The firm shows the market capitalization of $196.99 Billion.

AT&T, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.58%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.94 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.67%. Shares of Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) are trading -11.98% downward from the 52-week high mark and 6.65% above from the fifty two-week low mark. Moving toward returns ratio, VZ has returns on investment of 15.10% which indicates firm's investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. The cell phone carrier reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.03. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 64.9% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 15.1 percent. For VZ, the company now has $2.88 Billion of cash on the books, which is offset by $2.65 Billion current liabilities. The difference between the estimated and actual earnings was $0.01 per share.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) reported fourth-quarter net income of $192 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.95 to $1.05. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 10th were paid a $0.5775 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, January 6th. This is a positive change from Verizon Communications's previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. This represents a $2.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.79%. Verizon Communications's dividend payout ratio is presently 71.74%.


This report was posted by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark laws. The stock went up 5.10% at some stage in past quarter.

Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.68 on the shares of Apple Inc. The highest analyst price target is $61.00, which implies a rally of 75 percent. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) recently. The rating firm gave a Sector Perform rating to this stock in a research note published on Jan 25, 2017.

In other Verizon Communications news, EVP Craig L. Silliman sold 668 shares of Verizon Communications stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The company has a total of 6.13 Billion shares outstanding. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 0.10% of the company's stock.

Verizon Communications, formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of high-growth communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States.

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