Waters Parkerson & Company Has Raised By $889,851 Its Verizon Communicatn (VZ) Holding; IBERDROLA SA BILBAO ORDINARY SHARES (IBDSF) SI Decreased By 48.26%

August 10, 2018 - By Palma Niemeyer

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Waters Parkerson & Company increased Verizon Communicatn (VZ) stake by 5.54% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Waters Parkerson & Company acquired 18,933 shares as Verizon Communicatn (VZ)’s stock declined 1.16%. The Waters Parkerson & Company holds 360,494 shares with $17.24 million value, up from 341,561 last quarter. Verizon Communicatn now has $218.08 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $52.78. About 469,203 shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 7.08% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.49% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 24/04/2018 – Telecoms Up After Verizon Earnings – Telecoms Roundup; 12/04/2018 – Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to Follow Facebook and Drop Opposition to Privacy Ballot Initiative; Calls on Mark Zuckerberg to Become Face of Campaign; 05/03/2018 – Verizon announces tender offers for 13 series of notes; 13/03/2018 – S&PGR Assigns Verizon Owner Trust 2018-1 Notes Ratings; 11/04/2018 – Verizon Organization Envrmnt Debuts AR Tool for Mobile Experiences; 11/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Trading at Noon: AT&T CEO calls hiring Michael Cohen a “big mistake”; 18/05/2018 – FCC investigating reports website flaw exposed mobile phone locations; 08/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Trading at Noon: Comcast prepares all-cash offer for Fox assets; 18/04/2018 – CASA SYSTEMS INC – APPOINTED DANIEL S. MEAD FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VERIZON WIRELESS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS; 16/05/2018 – VOIP-PAL.COM INC – CO CONTINUES TO AWAIT PTAB’S DECISION REGARDING APPLE’S POST-JUDGMENT CHALLENGE TO VOIP-PAL’S VICTORY IN IPR’S FILED BY APPLE

IBERDROLA SA BILBAO ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:IBDSF) had a decrease of 48.26% in short interest. IBDSF’s SI was 219,100 shares in August as released by FINRA. Its down 48.26% from 423,500 shares previously. With 1,500 avg volume, 146 days are for IBERDROLA SA BILBAO ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:IBDSF)’s short sellers to cover IBDSF’s short positions. It closed at $7.6371 lastly. It is down 0.00% since August 10, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Iberdrola, S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale, and retail of electricity in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, North America, the United Sates, Brazil, and internationally. The company has market cap of $49.59 billion. It operates through Network Business, Deregulated Business, Renewable Business, and Other Businesses divisions. It has a 14.95 P/E ratio. The firm generates electricity through hydroelectric, nuclear, coal, gas combined cycle, and cogeneration facilities; and electricity from onshore and offshore wind, mini-hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, etc.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Verizon: Don’t Encourage A Large Dividend Hike” on August 09, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Once In A Generation Dividend Hike Coming From Verizon” published on August 06, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Verizon Delivers, Setting Up For Long-Term Opportunity” on July 25, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Do Verizon Investors Know About This $300 Million Secret?” published on July 23, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon: Only Good For The Dividend” with publication date: July 25, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 69 investors sold VZ shares while 675 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 2.55 billion shares or 0.58% more from 2.54 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First Foundation Advsrs invested in 0.04% or 14,543 shares. Deprince Race Zollo Inc has invested 0.67% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Everence Cap Mgmt Inc owns 76,140 shares. 66,535 are held by Williams Jones & Assocs Ltd. Raymond James & Assoc holds 0.81% or 9.40M shares. Alpine Woods Cap Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 6,597 shares. 69,365 are held by Harvey Mngmt Inc. Tompkins Corp invested in 0.85% or 79,184 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) owns 21,395 shares. Hartford Mngmt accumulated 0.47% or 19,613 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Management Lc accumulated 31,297 shares or 1.01% of the stock. Nippon Life Insurance accumulated 1.13% or 1.06 million shares. Trexquant Invest Ltd Partnership reported 101,983 shares. Signature Mgmt reported 0.11% stake. Stanley has 0.62% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $444,552 activity. 1,974 shares valued at $97,595 were sold by Skiadas Anthony T on Tuesday, May 1.

Among 15 analysts covering Verizon (NYSE:VZ), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Verizon had 15 analyst reports since February 28, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by HSBC on Wednesday, March 28 to “Buy”. J.P. Morgan upgraded the shares of VZ in report on Friday, May 11 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 21 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, May 11. As per Wednesday, April 25, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, April 24. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Tuesday, June 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, April 25. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 25 by UBS. Robert W. Baird maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, July 25 with “Neutral” rating.

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