Verizon Communications (VZ) Shareholder Birinyi Associates Lowered Its Holding; Federal Agric Mtg (AGM) Stake Lifted by Invesco Ltd

February 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Invesco Ltd increased its stake in Federal Agric Mtg Corp (AGM) by 43.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Invesco Ltd bought 33,128 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 108,877 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.92M, up from 75,749 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Invesco Ltd who had been investing in Federal Agric Mtg Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $860.72M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $81.58. About 30,492 shares traded. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) has risen 72.41% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.71% the S&P500.

Birinyi Associates Inc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 19.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Birinyi Associates Inc sold 6,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 26,047 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.29 million, down from 32,247 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Birinyi Associates Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $204.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $50.15. About 12.26 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 7 investors sold AGM shares while 39 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 6.77 million shares or 1.57% less from 6.88 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) for 60,926 shares. First Wilshire Secs Mgmt Inc holds 125,810 shares or 2.59% of its portfolio. Bankshares Of Montreal Can invested in 716 shares or 0% of the stock. Geode Mgmt Lc holds 0% or 89,013 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 893 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 12,785 are owned by National Bank & Trust Of America De. 15,500 were accumulated by Matthew 25 Mgmt. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM). 20,428 are owned by Bowling Management Lc. Lsv Asset Mngmt stated it has 614,356 shares. Prelude Cap Mgmt Limited Com holds 0.01% or 800 shares in its portfolio. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 0% stake. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Co Lc accumulated 11,400 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles Management invested 0.01% in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM). Guggenheim Llc invested in 0.01% or 61,154 shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $1.40 million activity. Everson Dennis A also sold $46,954 worth of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) shares. BUZBY TIMOTHY L sold 937 shares worth $70,153. Another trade for 775 shares valued at $50,220 was made by JUNKINS LOWELL on Wednesday, September 6.

Among 5 analysts covering Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp (NYSE:AGM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp had 9 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, May 12, the company rating was downgraded by Compass Point. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Wood. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Wednesday, May 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Friday, November 10. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”. Sidoti initiated it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, January 27 report.

Invesco Ltd, which manages about $270.72B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) by 69,520 shares to 754,081 shares, valued at $38.56M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 103,770 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.79 million shares, and cut its stake in Veeva Sys Inc (NYSE:VEEV).

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. 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. The Minnesota-based Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.82% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Sandy Spring Bank & Trust stated it has 1.05% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Sentinel Trust Com Lba accumulated 63,682 shares. 79,008 are held by Security Natl. Roundview Capital Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.51% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Bath Savings Tru holds 0.49% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 36,817 shares. Brown Advisory Inc accumulated 338,424 shares. Eastern State Bank owns 1.16% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 331,280 shares. Moreover, Grimes & has 0.42% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 79,046 shares. Pinnacle Advisory Group holds 0.05% or 17,762 shares. Haverford Services Inc has invested 0.1% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Smith Chas P Pa Cpas holds 2.87% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 405,969 shares. Campbell Newman Asset Mngmt reported 0.2% stake. Quaker Investments Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.05% stake. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Com reported 2.28M shares.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $89,365 activity.

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