Verizon Communications (VZ) Valuation Declined While Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Decreased by $325,409 Its Holding; As Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) Shares Rose, First Personal Financial Services Raised by $929,736 Its Holding

January 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 7.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc sold 6,641 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 84,456 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.18M, down from 91,097 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $211.36 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $51.81. About 12.59 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

First Personal Financial Services increased its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) by 23.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Personal Financial Services bought 12,913 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 68,957 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.02 million, up from 56,044 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Personal Financial Services who had been investing in Colgate Palmolive Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $67.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $76.58. About 1.88M shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has risen 6.23% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.44% more from 2.49 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Liability reported 10,246 shares. Moreover, Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Miracle Mile Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 7,547 shares. Pettyjohn Wood & White accumulated 157,813 shares. Gm Advisory Inc holds 0.17% or 11,216 shares. Granite Invest Prtnrs Ltd Liability Co holds 65,712 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Old Dominion Capital Management owns 15,683 shares. Check Inc Ca reported 1.09% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Jackson Wealth Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.67% stake. Saratoga & Invest Mgmt has invested 0.17% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Piedmont Inv Advisors Lc owns 0.93% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 881,763 shares. Family Firm invested in 0.09% or 4,505 shares. Dynamic Mgmt Ltd reported 0.65% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Oak Ridge Invs Ltd Llc reported 0.02% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Pggm Investments accumulated 3.93M shares or 0.96% of the stock.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 2.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.86 per share. VZ’s profit will be $3.59B for 14.72 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20% negative EPS growth.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity.

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 64 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 6. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, February 4. SunTrust maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, October 20. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, January 16 to “Neutral”. Nomura initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $47 target in Friday, October 16 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5200 target in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, September 18.

Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc, which manages about $377.04M and $334.14 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 4,093 shares to 66,759 shares, valued at $5.47M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) by 2,802 shares in the quarter, for a total of 11,648 shares, and has risen its stake in Nuveen Pfd & Incm Securties (JPS).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $11.05 million activity. Verduin Patricia sold $273,868 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Tuesday, August 15. 7,375 shares were sold by Daniels Jennifer, worth $539,694. $999,064 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares were sold by HUSTON JOHN J. MOISON FRANCK J sold $2.50M worth of stock. $363,664 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was sold by HANCOCK ELLEN M. Marsili Daniel B sold $1.00 million worth of stock.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Friday, July 29. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $74.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold”. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, September 4 report. Societe Generale downgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Wednesday, November 29 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) earned “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, January 6. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies.

First Personal Financial Services, which manages about $474.22 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 5,533 shares to 1,160 shares, valued at $291,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Royal Bk Cda Montreal Que (NYSE:RY) by 32,999 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9,113 shares, and cut its stake in Daktronics Inc (NASDAQ:DAKT).

Investors sentiment is 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 52 investors sold CL shares while 437 reduced holdings. only 92 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 617.24 million shares or 0.04% less from 617.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Intact Invest Mngmt Inc holds 0.02% or 4,800 shares in its portfolio. 96,034 are owned by Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co. Argent Com stated it has 4,987 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. 54,235 were accumulated by Kentucky Retirement Sys. Etrade Limited Liability Corporation invested in 31,619 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Massachusetts-based Peddock Capital Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Leisure Mngmt stated it has 0.41% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). National Bank & Trust stated it has 0% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Spectrum Gp Inc accumulated 450 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md accumulated 4.88 million shares. Lynch And Assocs In has 0.91% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Monetary Mngmt Group Inc stated it has 9,725 shares. Meyer Handelman Co reported 371,736 shares stake. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 32,590 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Cantab Prtn Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.14% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL).

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