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Vz Verizon Comm. (VZ) Share Value Declined While Kempner Capital Management Lifted Its Position; Teradyne (TER) Stock Value Rose While Jefferies Group Has Cut Stake

Jefferies Group Llc decreased its stake in Teradyne Inc (TER) by 30.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jefferies Group Llc sold 32,021 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.47% with the market. The institutional investor held 72,455 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.70 million, down from 104,476 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jefferies Group Llc who had been investing in Teradyne Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $43.31. About 2.21 million shares traded. Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has risen 88.99% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 72.29% the S&P500.

Kempner Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Vz Verizon Comm. Inc. (VZ) by 106.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kempner Capital Management Inc bought 43,833 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 84,813 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.20 million, up from 40,980 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kempner Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Vz Verizon Comm. Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on 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 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold TER shares while 130 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 185.56 million shares or 2.84% more from 180.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Old Mutual Glob (Uk) Limited owns 22,500 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt has invested 0.05% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). Perigon Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 204 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has 0.03% invested in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) for 444,300 shares. Nationwide Fund reported 786,118 shares stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 52,800 shares or 0.09% of the stock. 33 are held by Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma. Arizona State Retirement System holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) for 112,091 shares. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.14% or 6,150 shares in its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd has invested 0.03% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 180,000 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Illinois-based Columbia Wanger Asset Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.52% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). Stifel Corporation holds 0.02% or 125,097 shares. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.01% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) or 52,500 shares.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 insider sales for $11.01 million activity. Beecher Gregory R had sold 71,300 shares worth $3.32 million. Robbins Brad sold $508,179 worth of stock or 12,045 shares. 17,390 shares were sold by BRADLEY MICHAEL A, worth $631,257 on Thursday, September 14. On Friday, October 27 Gray Charles Jeffrey sold $344,763 worth of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) or 8,161 shares. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.35M was made by JAGIELA MARK E on Friday, February 2. Smith Gregory Stephen sold $330,763 worth of stock or 7,431 shares.

Jefferies Group Llc, which manages about $15.15 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 64,120 shares to 79,020 shares, valued at $3.01 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (Call) (DIA) by 31,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 79,400 shares, and has risen its stake in Baidu Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Among 16 analysts covering Teradyne (NYSE:TER), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Teradyne had 45 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 5 to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, April 4 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of TER in report on Monday, November 20 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, January 27. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Thursday, January 26.

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. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Friday, October 20. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by Moffett Nathanson. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 15 by Macquarie Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Sector Outperform” rating and $51 target in Wednesday, October 21 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, April 18 report.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no 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. Parsons Mgmt Inc Ri holds 0.73% or 125,786 shares. Whittier Tru Communication Of Nevada reported 0.55% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Sawgrass Asset Limited Liability Company invested 2.04% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Central Fincl Bank And Trust invested 0.63% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Bridges Inv Inc reported 0.33% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Neumann Cap accumulated 42,472 shares. Maple Cap Mngmt, Vermont-based fund reported 118,337 shares. Modera Wealth Limited Liability accumulated 0.21% or 19,242 shares. Stock Yards Retail Bank And accumulated 43,575 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Nomura Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.56% or 874,404 shares. First Manhattan holds 0.19% or 655,954 shares. Moreover, First Allied Advisory Services Inc has 0.59% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 274,293 shares. Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) reported 248,380 shares. Autus Asset Mgmt Ltd Company has invested 1.3% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). The Ohio-based Sequoia Advisors Lc has invested 0.1% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

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