Verizon Communications (VZ) Shareholder Howland Capital Management Decreased Its Position as Market Value Declined; Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Lowered Its Qualcomm (QCOM) Stake by $5.21 Million as Market Valuation Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Matt Maslow

Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 66.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc sold 102,230 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.14% with the market. The institutional investor held 51,900 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.69M, down from 154,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.38 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.24% or $2.16 during the last trading session, reaching $64.43. About 6.24M shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.




Howland Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 63.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howland Capital Management Llc sold 19,263 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,935 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $541,000, down from 30,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howland Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $201.01 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $49.28. About 6.82M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.88% less from 1.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside Bancorp Trust invested in 0.02% or 787 shares. Sterling Capital has invested 0.77% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Management accumulated 61,797 shares or 0.18% of the stock. West Oak Capital Limited Com accumulated 21,490 shares. Moreover, Daiwa Securities Gp Inc has 0.06% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Pinebridge Invests Limited Partnership holds 11,954 shares. 61,609 are held by Utd Retail Bank Va. Meristem Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.13% or 6,113 shares. Moreover, Fukoku Mutual Life Ins has 0.7% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Inv Centers Of America Incorporated has 15,604 shares. Marathon Trading Management Ltd holds 9,444 shares. Country Club Trust Na has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Sns Financial Grp Inc reported 37,473 shares. Security National Bank & Trust Of Sioux City Iowa Ia accumulated 20,006 shares. Northstar Asset Limited Liability reported 27,757 shares stake.

Among 36 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 132 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 29, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Friday, July 1. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 8. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Wednesday, December 14. On Monday, January 23 the stock rating was downgraded by CLSA to “Underperform”. The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Canaccord Genuity. Raymond James maintained the shares of QCOM in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $69 target in Thursday, November 5 report. As per Monday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since August 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $3.16 million activity. ROGERS ALEXANDER H sold 384 shares worth $19,860. STERLING MICHELLE M sold 4,740 shares worth $245,919.

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

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. Pacific Global Inv Management has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Arrow Corporation holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 33,181 shares. Davidson Invest Advisors owns 0.02% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 4,503 shares. Ntv Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.98% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). First Citizens State Bank & Tru Co has invested 0.46% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Shoker Inv Counsel holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 10,619 shares. State Street reported 0.69% stake. Grassi Investment Management accumulated 113,837 shares. Reaves W H And owns 1.56 million shares. Regal Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 25,663 shares or 0.3% of the stock. The Pennsylvania-based Tower Bridge Advsr has invested 1.22% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Jacobs & Ca holds 151,325 shares or 1.41% of its portfolio. Sandy Spring Natl Bank holds 1.05% or 221,208 shares. Moreover, Baystate Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.15% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Lyons Wealth Mngmt Lc invested 0.69% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

Among 28 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, September 18. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 15 by Macquarie Research. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, November 20. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 24. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Nomura. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by SunTrust. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, April 5.

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