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Calamos Advisors Stake In Verizon Comm (VZ) Was Increased; As Kinder Morgan (KMI) Stock Declined, Holder Btr Capital Management Has Decreased Position by $666,468

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Btr Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) by 8.65% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Btr Capital Management Inc sold 37,026 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 391,172 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.07 million, down from 428,198 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.45B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.41% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $16.07. About 12.33 million shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has declined 28.25% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Calamos Advisors Llc increased its stake in Verizon Comm (VZ) by 7.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Calamos Advisors Llc bought 83,424 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.13 million shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.72 million, up from 1.04 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Calamos Advisors Llc who had been investing in Verizon Comm for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $197.26 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $47.74. About 11.38 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, January 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 14. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, May 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, September 30 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 7 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by SunTrust. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 1 by Moffet Nathanson.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $444,552 activity.

Calamos Advisors Llc, which manages about $26.54 billion and $19.62B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) by 6,182 shares to 609,483 shares, valued at $56.65M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Novellus Systems Inc (Prn) by 1.20M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7.45M shares, and cut its stake in Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. Fisher Asset Management Lc has 0.03% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership reported 95,280 shares stake. Needelman Asset Mgmt owns 16,939 shares. Capital Inc Ca has 41,850 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Williams Jones & Assoc Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 70,211 shares. First Fiduciary Counsel Incorporated has invested 3.61% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Carroll Fincl Assoc stated it has 34,354 shares. Paradigm Financial Advsrs Ltd Com invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Schaper Benz Wise Counsel Wi reported 5,880 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Stonebridge Advsr Llc holds 1.2% or 99,074 shares. Colony Group reported 6,800 shares stake. Arrow accumulated 33,355 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Wealthcare Cap Lc invested 0% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Charter owns 113,596 shares. Prentiss Smith accumulated 0.35% or 13,633 shares.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Verizon Might Start Heading Higher” on April 24, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “JPMorgan: Verizon On ‘Stable Footing’ As 5G Opportunity Crystallizes” published on May 11, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Verizon collapses key network elements, improving efficiency and customer functionality” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Verizon Aims to Be Much More Than a Phone Company” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Barclays: Verizon A Buy Despite DOJ Probe” with publication date: April 23, 2018.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. KMI’s profit will be $419.16 million for 21.14 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.64% negative EPS growth.

More important recent Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Oil companies face increasing investor pressure on climate change action” on May 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Kinder Morgan: Holding Pattern”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Kinder Morgan: Is The Worst Behind Us?” on April 22, 2018. More interesting news about Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kinder Morgan: Too Cheap To Ignore” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Btr Capital Management Inc, which manages about $543.26 million and $510.95M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) by 3,666 shares to 3,821 shares, valued at $6.64M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pepsico Incorporated (NYSE:PEP) by 11,461 shares in the quarter, for a total of 126,517 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr Nasdaq Bio Fd (IBB).

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