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Excalibur Management Corp Acquires 16811 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

The Firm operates its professional services business through acquiring and integrating accounting and financial service providers, group health benefits consulting firms, property and casualty brokerage firms, payroll service providers, and valuation and other service firms throughout the United States. The Company's divisions include Financial Services, Benefits and Insurance Services, National Practices, and Corporate and Other.

E&G Advisors Lp increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 32.86% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. The Jupiter Asset Management Ltd holds 1.41 million shares with $75.11 million value, down from 1.42M last quarter. E&G Advisors Lp who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $195.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.44% or $0.68 on September 15, reaching $47.86. About 24.63 million shares traded or 104.57% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. CBZ's profit will be $12.61M for 16.47 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. The cell phone carrier reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.96. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a "hold" rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Verizon Communications in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Management Of Virginia Ltd Llc holds 29,928 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. The institutional investor held 35.81 million shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.91 billion, up from 35.03 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Florida-based Private Capital Management Llc has invested 1.22% in the stock. (NYSE:VZ). Tillar, Alabama-based fund reported 37,720 shares.

The stock decreased 1.93% or $2.13 on September 15, reaching $108.15. State Street Corp now owns 168,115,884 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $8,195,661,000 after purchasing an additional 2,066,816 shares in the last quarter. CDK Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) has risen 18.92% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 67.36% the S&P500.

Since March 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $811,911 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.35 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 60 investors sold VZ shares while 658 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 683 raised stakes. 610 Verizon Communications Inc. Bremer Trust National Association's holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $1,776,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. "(NYSE:VZ) Assisting Harvey Relief" on August 30, 2017. Fruth Invest invested in 0.39% or 16,238 shares. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.59 per share. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Com has 0.18% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Zacks Investment Research lowered Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Portfolio Solutions LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Verizon Communications in the 1st quarter worth approximately $179,000. Blackrock Invest Mgmt Ltd Co stated it has 13.82 million shares. Blackrock Group Ltd bought 777,888 shares as the company's stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. Hays Advisory LLC now owns 4,479 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 474 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Ser holds 2.68 million shares. Rothschild Asset Mngmt has invested 0.98% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 234,817 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 1,830 shares of company stock worth $86,248.

Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd, which manages about $650.50M and $689.78M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 23,847 shares to 372,381 shares, valued at $11.77 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Prudential Finl Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 4,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4,000 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (IWF). Molina Healthcare Inc (Prn) was raised too. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Verizon Communications Inc. will post $3.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. C M Bidwell And Associate Ltd invested in 3,080 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Therefore 25% are positive. BB&T Corp had 61 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. This is an increase from Verizon Communications's previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Wednesday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, February 21 to "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, March 14 with "Neutral". On Thursday, April 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Hold". The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $53.00. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, October 21. BidaskClub upgraded Verizon Communications from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, October 20 by Macquarie Research. FBR Capital downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon Communications had a return on equity of 63.06% and a net margin of 12.88%.



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