Shufro Rose & Co Has Trimmed Potash Sask (POT) Position; Verizon Communications (VZ) Sentiment Is 0.88

February 13, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information, and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has market cap of $202.89 billion. The Company’s Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; Internet access on various smart and basic phones, notebook computers, and tablets; and multimedia access, business-focused, location-based, global data, home phone handsets, and high-speed Internet services, as well as network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things . It has a 6.76 P/E ratio. This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in fleet management and telematics, energy, agricultural technology, and smart community markets; and wireless devices, such as smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices.

Shufro Rose & Co Llc decreased Potash Corp Sask Inc (POT) stake by 9.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Shufro Rose & Co Llc sold 18,550 shares as Potash Corp Sask Inc (POT)’s stock declined 11.27%. The Shufro Rose & Co Llc holds 172,355 shares with $3.32 million value, down from 190,905 last quarter. Potash Corp Sask Inc now has $17.58 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $20.65. About 10.33M shares traded or 321.82% up from the average. Nutrien Ltd. (NYSE:POT) has risen 0.06% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.64% the S&P500.

Shufro Rose & Co Llc increased General Mls Inc (NYSE:GIS) stake by 40,470 shares to 52,470 valued at $2.72M in 2017Q3. It also upped Sonoco Prods Co (NYSE:SON) stake by 56,360 shares and now owns 372,928 shares. Medical Pptys Trust Inc (NYSE:MPW) was raised too.

Among 24 analysts covering Potash Corp (NYSE:POT), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Potash Corp had 73 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Scotia Capital. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Friday, March 11. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was upgraded by TD Securities. The stock of Nutrien Ltd. (NYSE:POT) has “Sector Outperformer” rating given on Monday, October 19 by IBC. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 24 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, November 2 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 5. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 16 report.

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Verizon’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Verizon, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $49.0 while the high is $52.0. The stock’s average target of $50.67 is 1.87% above today’s ($49.7399) share price. VZ was included in 9 notes of analysts from October 24, 2016. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Buy” rating by HSBC on Thursday, January 19. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, February 21 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, January 25. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 23. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Thursday, April 13. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $49.0 target. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was upgraded by Drexel Hamilton.

The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.3701 during the last trading session, reaching $49.7399. About 6.26M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

American Investment Services Inc. holds 8.89% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. for 469,075 shares. 10 owns 596,766 shares or 7.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clark Estates Inc Ny has 7.14% invested in the company for 869,282 shares. The Ohio-based Cincinnati Indemnity Co has invested 6.64% in the stock. Excalibur Management Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 143,367 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity.

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