Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Volume Spiking Mid-session

Cove Street Capital Llc acquired 593,330 shares as E.W. Scripps Co (SSP)'s stock declined 16.51%.

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Cypress Asset Management Inc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 17.99% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Rowland & Company Investment Counsel sold 392 shares as Verizon Communicatn (VZ)'s stock declined 7.66%. The Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc holds 102,855 shares with $4.59 million value, up from 85,685 last quarter. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20% negative EPS growth. The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 1.7%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 1.92%. 9,428,208 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,640,251. (NYSE:VZ). Horan Capital Advsr Lc has invested 2.21% in Verizon Communications Inc. It has underperformed by 52.18% the S&P500. (NYSE VZ) traded up 0.95% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,259 shares of the company's stock, valued at $509,461.94. Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. Alpha Windward Ltd Com has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. Strs Ohio holds 0.62% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. Cap Intll Sarl invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Chem Bankshares invested in 0.72% or 148,074 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.54 million shares. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications by 4.8% in the second quarter. (NYSE:VZ) for 11,552 shares. Mount Vernon Assocs Md reported 22,973 shares. The New York-based Clark Estates Inc Ny has invested 5.95% in the stock.

Among 6 analysts covering Canadian Utilities Limited (TSE:CU), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Wms Prns holds 0.08% or 14,621 shares. Fort Washington Advisors Oh owns 3.83M shares. Bank & Trust Of America De owns 1,171 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 2.60. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have given a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 27% are positive.

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MEMBERS Trust Co lifted its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Monday, March 14. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to "Mkt Perform" rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 21 with "Neutral". (NYSE:VZ) earned "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 27. Zacks Investment Research cut Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Moffet Nathanson downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $55 target in Friday, April 1 report. Argus Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, April 21 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. Rockefeller Financial stated it has 8,990 shares. 14,930 were accumulated by Guggenheim Ltd Llc. Greystone Managed Invs Inc has 198,990 shares.

Com Us$0.10 (VZ)'s stock declined 7.66%. Athena Advisors Limited invested in 5,031 shares. Benjamin F Edwards owns 62 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker reported 49,276 shares. Mirae Asset Invs Communication invested in 0.17% or 221,800 shares. It worsened, as 60 investors sold SO shares while 330 reduced holdings. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 1,563 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt holds 791,700 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associate Limited Liability Company owns 69,758 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Commonwealth Equity Svcs Inc holds 2.11 million shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Moreover, Grt Capital Partners L.L.C. has 0.03% invested in the company for 43,000 shares. Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership accumulated 34,689 shares. Hanson And Doremus Invest Mngmt invested in 1.55% or 93,959 shares. It also reduced Tupperware Brands Corp (NYSE:TUP) stake by 61,153 shares and now owns 243,952 shares. Mcmillion Inc has invested 0.42% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with "Hold" on Thursday, June 15. Therefore 17% are positive. The Southern Company had 48 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 1st. As per Monday, November 20, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, July 7 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Noble Financial given on Monday, September 11.

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