Civitas Solutions (CIVI) Position Maintained by Stadium Capital Management Llc; Verizon Communications (VZ) Holder Private Wealth Partners Has Lowered Holding by $751,088

May 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Alexander Medina Seaver increased its stake in Civitas Solutions Inc (CIVI) by 9.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stadium Capital Management Llc bought 151,545 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.01% with the market. The hedge fund run by Alexander Medina Seaver held 1.81M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $30.96M, up from 1.66M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stadium Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Civitas Solutions Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $559.27 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $15.25. About 249,863 shares traded or 56.85% up from the average. Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) has declined 15.49% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.04% the S&P500.




Private Wealth Partners Llc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 17.02% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Wealth Partners Llc sold 14,444 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,425 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.73 million, down from 84,869 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Wealth Partners Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $197.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $47.85. About 8.91 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Monday, September 7. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 14. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $50 target. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets. J.P. Morgan upgraded the shares of VZ in report on Friday, May 11 to “Buy” rating.

Private Wealth Partners Llc, which manages about $794.14 million and $540.54M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Salesforce Com Inc (NYSE:CRM) by 10,752 shares to 18,068 shares, valued at $1.85 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Caredx Inc (NASDAQ:CDNA) by 201,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 436,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Johnson Ctls Intl Plc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. 2.54 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Buffington Mohr Mcneal stated it has 0.85% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Hexavest Inc holds 3.46% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 5.72M shares. Moreover, Douglass Winthrop Advsr Lc has 0.21% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 72,551 shares. Ruffer Llp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 15,721 shares. 264,150 are owned by Hennessy Advisors. 28,641 are owned by Horrell Cap Inc. The Illinois-based First Midwest Bank Tru Division has invested 0.7% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Kelly Lawrence W Assocs Inc Ca holds 0.3% or 30,675 shares in its portfolio. Capital Guardian Communication holds 210,296 shares. Burt Wealth has invested 0.25% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Solutions Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,164 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Duff Phelps Investment Mngmt Communications invested in 1.17% or 1.55 million shares. Jackson Wealth Management Limited Liability Com reported 0.66% stake. Jpmorgan Chase Com reported 26.57 million shares stake. Northeast Investment Mngmt owns 37,027 shares.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $444,552 activity.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.14 EPS, up 18.75% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.96 per share. VZ’s profit will be $4.71B for 10.49 P/E if the $1.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.56% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “NOTICE TO DISREGARD — Verizon Communications” on May 12, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Verizon begins 2018 with strong momentum” published on April 24, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Verizon to speak at JP Morgan conference May 16” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Verizon to repurchase debt securities” published on May 11, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “My Verizon App is now available en español” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Among 6 analysts covering Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Civitas Solutions had 19 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, September 16 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $34 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. The stock of Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) earned “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Friday, February 2. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19.0 target in Friday, February 9 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 9 by Bank of America. Canaccord Genuity maintained Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) rating on Wednesday, June 14. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $2600 target. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, November 19 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy” rating. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 13 report.

More news for Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:CIVI) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Civitas Solutions (CIVI) Tops Q2 EPS by 26c, Miss on Revenues; Offers FY18 Revenue Outlook” on May 10, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Civitas Solutions’ (CIVI) CEO Bruce Nardella on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

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