Envestnet Asset Management Has Boosted Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake; Ryanair Holdings Plc Ads (RYAAY) Shorts Increased By 191.21%

December 10, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Envestnet Asset Management Inc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 1.01% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Envestnet Asset Management Inc acquired 10,305 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Envestnet Asset Management Inc holds 1.04M shares with $46.25M value, up from 1.03 million last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $208.42 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.33% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $51.09. About 13.64M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since December 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Ryanair Holdings Plc Ads (NASDAQ:RYAAY) had an increase of 191.21% in short interest. RYAAY’s SI was 715,500 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 191.21% from 245,700 shares previously. With 481,800 avg volume, 2 days are for Ryanair Holdings Plc Ads (NASDAQ:RYAAY)’s short sellers to cover RYAAY’s short positions. The SI to Ryanair Holdings Plc Ads’s float is 0.3%. The stock increased 1.13% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $120.31. About 370,526 shares traded. Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) has risen 26.79% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.09% the S&P500.

Envestnet Asset Management Inc decreased Ishares U S Etf Tr stake by 13,979 shares to 117,678 valued at $3.84M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 6,328 shares and now owns 134,736 shares. Vanguard Whitehall Fds Inc (VYM) was reduced too.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, February 4. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 5. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VZ in report on Thursday, April 13 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, February 21 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral”. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was upgraded by MoffettNathanson. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 90 investors sold VZ shares while 700 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes. 2.49 billion shares or 0.28% less from 2.50 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Paragon Capital Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Massachusetts-based Ct Mason has invested 1.49% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Com stated it has 58,888 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. 87,849 are held by Schnieders Capital Mngmt Lc. Everence Mngmt holds 0.95% or 86,892 shares in its portfolio. Bowling Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 23,757 shares. Athena Cap Limited holds 5,031 shares. Steinberg Asset Mngmt holds 152,670 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Stonehearth Cap Management Ltd Llc holds 7,672 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. The Washington-based Merriman Wealth Management Limited Liability Co has invested 0.16% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 36,567 were reported by Sabal Tru Commerce. Soros Fund Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 6,400 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Td Cap Ltd Liability Com holds 361 shares. 122,031 are owned by Strategic Advisors Ltd Liability Co. Stadion Money Mngmt Limited Liability reported 14,367 shares stake.

Among 9 analysts covering Ryanair Hldgs (NASDAQ:RYAAY), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Ryanair Hldgs had 12 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) earned “Sell” rating by HSBC on Thursday, September 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, August 10. The stock of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 2 by HSBC. The company was initiated on Friday, November 11 by Berenberg. The stock of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) earned “Hold” rating by Kepler Cheuvreux on Friday, February 10. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was upgraded by HSBC. The stock of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ:RYAAY) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Monday, September 28. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, January 3 report. HSBC upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Morocco, and Israel. The company has market cap of $24.35 billion. It also offers various ancillary services, such as non-flight scheduled services and Internet-related services; and markets accommodation services and travel insurance through its Website, as well as engages in the in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise. It has a 17.36 P/E ratio. In addition, the firm sells bus and rail tickets onboard its aircraft and through its Website; and markets car parking, attractions, and activities, as well as gift vouchers through its Website.

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