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Natixis Has Lowered Rogers Communications (RCI) Position; Last Week VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) Analysts

Among 31 analysts covering Verifone Systems Inc. (NYSE:PAY), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Verifone Systems Inc. had 78 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, March 8. The stock of VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, June 8. Tigress Financial maintained VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 9. On Thursday, March 23 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “In-Line”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of PAY in report on Wednesday, June 8 with “Hold” rating. SunTrust maintained the shares of PAY in report on Monday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by RBC Capital Markets. See VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) latest ratings:

08/03/2018 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Hold Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: Tigress Financial Rating: Buy Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0
13/12/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $20 New Target: $21 Maintain
11/12/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Strong Buy New Rating: Outperform Downgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
25/09/2017 Broker: Tigress Financial Rating: Buy Maintain

Natixis decreased Rogers Communications Inc (RCI) stake by 10.68% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Natixis sold 31,699 shares as Rogers Communications Inc (RCI)’s stock rose 4.21%. The Natixis holds 265,085 shares with $13.64 million value, down from 296,784 last quarter. Rogers Communications Inc now has $23.07B valuation. The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $44.78. About 353,102 shares traded or 2.82% up from the average. Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI) has risen 20.75% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.05% the S&P500.

Natixis increased Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stake by 271,639 shares to 1.64 million valued at $81.01 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) stake by 100,305 shares and now owns 850,305 shares. Umpqua Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) was raised too.

Analysts await Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 34.78% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.46 per share. RCI’s profit will be $319.46M for 18.06 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.69 actual earnings per share reported by Rogers Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.14% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 16 investors sold RCI shares while 78 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 235.99 million shares or 1.64% less from 239.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wetherby Asset Management Inc invested in 0.04% or 4,629 shares. Cidel Asset Management accumulated 2.4% or 1.03M shares. Community Financial Bank Na stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt holds 1.02% in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI) or 1.69 million shares. Intact Investment Mgmt Inc, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.04 million shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com holds 0.06% or 672,095 shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.04% or 878,800 shares. Symons Cap accumulated 318,891 shares or 4.15% of the stock. Aperio Group Llc holds 0.05% or 172,922 shares. Barclays Plc has 288,891 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Ajo LP has invested 0.02% in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). Thrivent For Lutherans stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). The Minnesota-based Us Fincl Bank De has invested 0% in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). Acadian Asset Management Limited stated it has 0.67% in Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). Paloma Prtnrs Management holds 0% or 6,348 shares in its portfolio.

Among 9 analysts covering Rogers Comms (NYSE:RCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Rogers Comms had 15 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, December 4, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. The rating was downgraded by IBC to “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, April 5. Macquarie Research upgraded the shares of RCI in report on Tuesday, October 20 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Desjardins Securities to “Buy” on Monday, January 8. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. IBC upgraded the stock to “Sector Outperform” rating in Friday, October 9 report. The stock of Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 11 by TD Securities. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of RCI in report on Monday, January 9 to “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, December 17.

The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $16.98. About 494,218 shares traded. VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has declined 31.93% since March 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.63% the S&P500.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. provides payments and commerce solutions at the point of sale worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. It offers countertop solutions that accept payment options, such as contactless, NFC, mobile wallets, and EMV; PIN pads that support credit and debit card, EBT, EMV, and other PIN transactions; and multimedia consumer facing POS devices. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides portable payment devices, including small, portable, and handheld devices that enable merchants to accept electronic payments wherever wireless connectivity is available; and mobile solutions that attach to and interface with iOS, Android, or Windows smartphones and tablets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 31 investors sold VeriFone Systems, Inc. shares while 80 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 114.66 million shares or 2.52% less from 117.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Baker Ellis Asset Management Lc accumulated 0.15% or 27,990 shares. Sfe Invest Counsel stated it has 62,287 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada owns 136,804 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt accumulated 362,408 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Manatuck Hill Ptnrs Lc owns 45,000 shares. The New Jersey-based Palisade Capital Mngmt Lc Nj has invested 0.58% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY). Guinness Atkinson Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 306,710 shares or 3.91% of its portfolio. Springowl Assocs Limited Com holds 0.64% of its portfolio in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) for 47,503 shares. Cambiar Investors Lc reported 869,915 shares. Aperio Gp Limited Co invested in 19,652 shares. Capital Investment Service Of America reported 338,779 shares. Bancorp Of America Corp De, North Carolina-based fund reported 2.11 million shares. North Star Inv Management Corporation reported 100 shares stake. Alliancebernstein L P holds 0.08% in VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) or 5.37 million shares. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.12% or 4.11M shares in its portfolio.

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