Greenleaf Trust Has Trimmed By $706,288 Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Position; Johnson Outdoors Has 1.42 Sentiment

November 15, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Johnson Outdoors Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of branded seasonal, outdoor recreation products. The company has market cap of $675.44 million. The Firm operates through four divisions: Marine Electronics, Outdoor Equipment, Watercraft and Diving. It has a 26.33 P/E ratio. The Company’s Marine Electronics segment’s brands are Minn Kota, Humminbird and Cannon.

Greenleaf Trust decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) stake by 7.08% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Greenleaf Trust sold 16,052 shares as Verizon Communications (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Greenleaf Trust holds 210,815 shares with $9.42 million value, down from 226,867 last quarter. Verizon Communications now has $180.07 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.20% or $0.09 reaching $44.14 per share. About 118,233 shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Greenleaf Trust increased Unilever N V New York Shrs Adr (NYSE:UN) stake by 5,735 shares to 19,781 valued at $1.09 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Carnival Plc (NYSE:CUK) stake by 7,943 shares and now owns 17,037 shares. Vanguard Msci Emerging Markets Etf (VWO) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, 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. Trust Communications Of Virginia Va, Virginia-based fund reported 31,532 shares. Planning reported 88,278 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley holds 0.41% or 30.29M shares in its portfolio. Boston has 0.03% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Weaver C Barksdale And Assocs Inc stated it has 24,505 shares. First Citizens Bank And Trust Communications stated it has 97,907 shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Hills Comml Bank Trust stated it has 16,005 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. 8.64M are held by Raymond James. Destination Wealth Mngmt stated it has 0.74% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Co National Bank holds 0.69% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 1.10 million shares. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc has 39,888 shares. Patten & Patten Inc Tn reported 0.5% stake. Cadence Mngmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 271,966 shares or 0.84% of the stock. Westport Asset Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Stonehearth Management Ltd Llc accumulated 7,672 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 57 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10 with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 21. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, July 27 by Hilliard Lyons. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 25. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 20 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. Vetr downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $27,657 activity. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. also sold $27,657 worth of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.88 earnings per share, up 2.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.86 per share. VZ’s profit will be $3.59B for 12.54 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20% negative EPS growth.

Johnson Financial Group Inc. holds 12.98% of its portfolio in Johnson Outdoors Inc. for 1.87 million shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc owns 259,800 shares or 1.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc has 0.91% invested in the company for 52,157 shares. The Illinois-based North Star Investment Management Corp. has invested 0.43% in the stock. Tfs Capital Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 20,567 shares.

About shares traded. Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) has risen 84.07% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 67.37% the S&P500.

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