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Verizon Communications (VZ) Shareholder Jackson Wealth Management Decreased Its Position; Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Holder Pacific Global Investment Management Company Upped Its Holding by $2.36 Million as Stock Price Declined

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Pacific Global Investment Management Company increased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 59.7% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacific Global Investment Management Company bought 9,385 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 25,105 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $6.32 million, up from 15,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management Company who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.60 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $231.92. About 4.74 million shares traded or 50.71% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 5.64% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.93% the S&P500. Some Historical GS News: 25/05/2018 – Matt Levine’s Money Stuff: Goldman, Blackstone Are Friends Now; 15/03/2018 – LIVE MARKETS-Eyes on equity trading for global banks; 16/04/2018 – ZOOPLUS: GOLDMAN SACHS HOLDS 8.21% OF VOTING RIGHTS ON APRIL 6; 01/05/2018 – Federal Reserve Board, New York State Fine Goldman Sachs Total of $110 Million for Forex Practices; 08/03/2018 – Australia PM’s son says Goldman sidelined him after 1MDB warnings; 12/03/2018 – Goldman exec eyed as possible CEO is leaving; 18/05/2018 – Blank-Check Company Affiliated With Goldman Sachs Files for IPO; 11/05/2018 – Business Insider: Rumor has it Goldman Sachs and Apple are launching a cobranded credit card @BIPrime; 25/05/2018 – Italian government measures could erode banks’ capital ratios- Goldman; 15/05/2018 – J. Goldman Buys New 1.1% Position in Athenex Inc

Jackson Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 23.72% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jackson Wealth Management Llc sold 11,945 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.16% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,412 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.84M, down from 50,357 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jackson Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $198.58 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $48.06. About 31.40M shares traded or 104.54% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 7.08% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.49% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 07/03/2018 – VERIZON WIRELESS PRESIDENT DUNNE ENDS INVESTOR PRESENTATION; 27/03/2018 – Verizon Risk Report Transforms Security Decision Making; 09/04/2018 – Opengear Earns Verizon Wireless Certification for ACM7000-LMV Resilience Gateway; 29/04/2018 – T-Mobile seals blockbuster merger deal with Sprint, creating a ‘fierce competitor’ to AT&T, Verizon; 24/04/2018 – Verizon begins 2018 with strong momentum; 09/05/2018 – Verizon Presenting at Conference May 14; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON 1Q OPER REV. $31.8B, EST. $31.28B; 27/04/2018 – Verizon’s Oath Names Jeff Lucas Head of Americas Sales; 24/04/2018 – Verizon Holds Its Ground in Wireless Market; 27/04/2018 – Sprint, T-Mobile deal may cast shadow over tower companies

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Verizon holds sellside analyst meeting” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Verizon: We Don’t Know About Vestberg, But Dividend Remains Well Covered” published on June 12, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Verizon announces pricing terms of its private exchange offers for 13 series of notes and related tender offers open to …” on June 15, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Mix and match your unlimited plans” published on June 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AT&T’s Merger Creates A Buying Opportunity” with publication date: June 15, 2018.

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 85 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hilliard Lyons downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, September 18. The rating was upgraded by Nomura on Tuesday, December 12 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 21 by Moffett Nathanson. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 24. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Friday, October 16 by Nomura. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 13. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Wednesday, December 6.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.15 EPS, up 19.79% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.96 per share. VZ’s profit will be $4.75 billion for 10.45 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.71% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.02 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 69 investors sold VZ shares while 675 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. 2.55 billion shares or 0.58% more from 2.54 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Blue Chip, Michigan-based fund reported 174,994 shares. Capital One National Association invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Seminole holds 2.69% or 243,678 shares. Moreover, Bartlett Co Ltd Liability Co has 1.36% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). First Republic Mgmt invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.96% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Ckw Finance Group has 0.08% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Private Management Gp, a California-based fund reported 766,675 shares. Telos Cap holds 0.28% or 16,315 shares. Citigroup Incorporated invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 42,801 were reported by Stock Yards Retail Bank And Tru Company. Park Corp Oh reported 0.93% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 54,434 are held by Hilltop. 72,442 were accumulated by Reliance Trust Of Delaware. Essex Services stated it has 0.54% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

Jackson Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $318.34M and $358.02 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) by 15,092 shares to 34,134 shares, valued at $3.01M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 7,894 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,825 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCSH).

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

Among 32 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Friday, October 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $240.0 target. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by JP Morgan. Morgan Stanley maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Friday, February 2 with “Overweight” rating. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Instinet given on Tuesday, November 29. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of GS in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 30 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, February 5. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 20 by Guggenheim. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 19 to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.17, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 61 investors sold GS shares while 357 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 345 raised stakes. 266.01 million shares or 1.06% less from 268.85 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Hrt Fincl Limited Com reported 0.25% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Telos Management Inc has invested 0.12% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Nuwave Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.01% or 27 shares. Moreover, Rampart Investment Mgmt Company Ltd Liability has 0.5% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 20,632 shares. Financial Prtnrs Limited Liability invested 1.75% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Hudson Bay Mgmt Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 9,100 shares. Advisory Ser Net Lc owns 7,736 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management has invested 0.18% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). 3,983 are held by Assetmark Inc. Bbr Prns Ltd Co stated it has 20,124 shares or 0.91% of all its holdings. Park Avenue Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 974 shares. Davis Selected Advisers owns 255,571 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Hartline Invest Corp invested in 21,223 shares or 1.5% of the stock. Bremer National Association accumulated 7,221 shares or 0.53% of the stock.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $22.92 million activity. CHAVEZ R. MARTIN had sold 11,829 shares worth $3.07 million. LEE BRIAN J had sold 6,738 shares worth $1.78 million. VINIAR DAVID A sold $4.40 million worth of stock. SOLOMON DAVID M also sold $854,665 worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $2.70 million was sold by SALAME PABLO J.

More notable recent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Declines 3.40%” on May 30, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “6 Most Important Things in Business Today” published on June 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Citron Expects Netflix To Dip Back To The $340” on June 15, 2018. More interesting news about The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Themiddlemarket.com and their article: “M&A daily wrap: Oak Hill, Harvest Partners, Cressey, VetCor, GI Partners, dealmaker’s guide to summer reading” published on June 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs: Runway For Growth” with publication date: May 23, 2018.

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