Howard Capital Management Cut Its Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Holding; Bank Of America Has Lowered Verizon Communications (Call) (VZ) Stake

April 25, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Bank Of America Corp decreased Verizon Communications Inc (Call) (VZ) stake by 24.19% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Bank Of America Corp sold 577,300 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (Call) (VZ)’s stock declined 11.05%. The Bank Of America Corp holds 1.81M shares with $95.77M value, down from 2.39M last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc (Call) now has $205.04 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.08% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $49.67. About 20.92M shares traded or 25.56% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Howard Capital Management decreased Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) stake by 2.05% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Howard Capital Management sold 1,284 shares as Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS)’s stock declined 4.52%. The Howard Capital Management holds 61,322 shares with $15.62M value, down from 62,606 last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc now has $93.99B valuation. The stock decreased 1.69% or $4.18 during the last trading session, reaching $242.49. About 4.71M shares traded or 33.52% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 9.66% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 78 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson given on Tuesday, February 21. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, November 20. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Howard Weil. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 24. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, July 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $4800 target. Oppenheimer maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 6. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of VZ in report on Monday, April 18 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Silvercrest Asset Gp Ltd Company holds 0.79% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 1.60 million shares. 6,072 are owned by Amg Trust Commercial Bank. Minnesota-based Carlson Capital has invested 0.07% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Paragon Management Llc has 0.12% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 6,628 shares. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Adv stated it has 103,913 shares or 1.36% of all its holdings. Cv Starr And Trust reported 150,000 shares. Asset Management Incorporated reported 14,146 shares. New York-based Euclidean Techs Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 2.23% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Oxbow Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 1.06% or 106,940 shares. Bridges Investment Counsel holds 26,595 shares. Cutter & Brokerage has 0.41% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Verity Asset Mgmt has 5,765 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. First Bancorporation accumulated 0.4% or 45,586 shares. Girard Prtn Ltd holds 1.27% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 124,934 shares. Moreover, Riverpoint Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.35% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 109,934 shares.

Bank Of America Corp increased Dynagas Lng Partners Lp (NYSE:DLNG) stake by 207,327 shares to 818,317 valued at $8.89 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Spdr Series Trust (TLO) stake by 38,413 shares and now owns 67,585 shares. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SPPI) was raised too.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $346,957 activity. On Friday, October 27 the insider SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $29,658. Shares for $346,957 were sold by Skiadas Anthony T on Tuesday, February 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 60 investors sold GS shares while 371 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 322 raised stakes. 268.85 million shares or 1.06% less from 271.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Adage Capital Prtn Grp Ltd holds 0.09% or 162,600 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Gp Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). First Quadrant Lp Ca accumulated 600 shares. Moreover, Palladium Prns Llc has 0.16% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 8,472 shares. Spears Abacus Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Smithbridge Asset Management Incorporated De holds 1.4% or 8,712 shares. Franklin Resource reported 12,880 shares. 100 are owned by Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 0.33% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Portland Investment Counsel Incorporated invested in 0.51% or 2,100 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Com accumulated 0.09% or 39,169 shares. The Illinois-based Blair William & Il has invested 0.83% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Gulf Int Natl Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 116,739 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Plante Moran Financial Advsr Ltd Co stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Corporation, a Virginia-based fund reported 30,237 shares.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $22.06 million activity. LEE BRIAN J had sold 6,738 shares worth $1.78 million. ROGERS JOHN F.W. had sold 4,400 shares worth $1.17M on Friday, February 23. SOLOMON DAVID M sold $5.77 million worth of stock or 21,252 shares. The insider SALAME PABLO J sold 10,000 shares worth $2.70 million. 11,829 shares were sold by CHAVEZ R. MARTIN, worth $3.07 million. Shares for $4.40M were sold by VINIAR DAVID A.

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