Citadel Advisors Upped Verizon Communications (VZ) Position By $496.54 Million; Blackrock Strategic Municipal Trust (BSD)’s Sentiment Is 1.29

February 15, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $13.11. About 13,330 shares traded. BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust (BSD) has declined 8.78% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.48% the S&P500.

Citadel Advisors Llc increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 995.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Citadel Advisors Llc acquired 10.13 million shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Citadel Advisors Llc holds 11.15M shares with $551.87 million value, up from 1.02 million last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $201.50 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $49.4. About 11.04M 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.

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 rating was downgraded by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, January 16 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 23. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, July 14. Barclays Capital has “Hold” rating and $4700 target. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Perform” rating on Wednesday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 7 by Zacks. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 13. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Friday, October 16. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $50.0 target in Friday, October 6 report.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, 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. Biondo Inv Advisors Lc owns 82,359 shares. 74,143 are held by Orleans Cap Mgmt Corporation La. First Allied Advisory Ser Inc reported 0.59% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Finance Advantage has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Legal General Gp Public Limited has invested 0.91% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). First Manhattan holds 655,954 shares. Moreno Evelyn V reported 1.78% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Strategic Fincl invested in 78,548 shares or 0.64% of the stock. White Pine Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 40,330 shares. Perkins Coie Trust owns 11,874 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Altfest L J & has invested 0.81% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Honeywell has invested 0.91% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Violich invested in 1.8% or 133,479 shares. Regions Fincl Corporation holds 1.17% or 2.09M shares. 10 invested in 596,766 shares.

Citadel Advisors Llc decreased Itau Unibanco Hldg Sa (NYSE:ITUB) stake by 77,661 shares to 11,929 valued at $163,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Blueprint Medicines Corp (Put) stake by 31,600 shares and now owns 15,200 shares. Itron Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:ITRI) was reduced too.

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