Capital Analysts LLC Sells 167 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

While taking a look at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Verizon Communications Inc. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The institutional investor bought 43,004 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock, valued at approximately $2,296,000.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) stock price distance from twenty day simple moving average surged at 1.45% while its distance from fifty day simple moving average raised 0.39% along with -0.88% below distance from two hundred simple moving averages.

PA boosted its position in shares of Verizon Communications Inc. The cell phone carrier reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.03. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Glenview Trust Co purchased a new position in Verizon Communications during the fourth quarter valued at about $19,254,000. Bath Savings Trust Co now owns 30,677 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $1,594,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the period. Verizon Communications comprises 3.4% of Federated Investors Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc (Verizon) is a holding company. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 23,807,665 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock valued at $1,237,522,000 after buying an additional 3,960,191 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC now owns 48,743,437 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock worth $2,601,925,000 after buying an additional 7,388,078 shares during the period. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Verizon Communications Inc.is 30.1 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 32.2 Billion.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) traded down 0.30% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $50.24. The stock has a market cap of $204.81 billion, a PE ratio of 15.65 and a beta of 0.43.

Verizon Communications Inc. has a 50 day moving average of 49.26 and a 200 day moving average of 50.48.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. For the next 5 years, Verizon Communications Inc.is expecting Growth of 1.94% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 13.91% per annum.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Verizon Communications Inc. and for the current quarter 23 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.99/share. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 10th will be paid a $0.5775 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 6th.

When we have a peek on stock's historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 2.11% in the past one week and soared 4.80% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -1.36% during past quarter. Verizon Communications's payout ratio is now 71.74%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on VZ shares.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) yearly performance is -1.54% and net profit margin is 10.40%. Instinet reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Verizon Communications in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Verizon Communications from $53.00 to $52.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut Verizon Communications from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $56.95 to $54.00 in a report on Monday, January 23rd. On average, analysts anticipate that Verizon Communications Inc. will post $3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year. 22 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $54.57. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.92, for a total value of $1,610,119.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 63,734 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,205,182.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Roger Gurnani sold 10,804 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. A total of 21.07 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 15.09 million shares. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 55,553 shares of company stock valued at $2,756,586 over the last 90 days. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.93/share and a High Estimate of $1.05/share.

01/25/2017 - Verizon Communications Inc. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies.