Wheatland Advisors Increases Position in Verizon Communications (VZ); As American Water Works Company (AWK) Market Value Rose, Aureus Asset Management Has Increased Its Position

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Wheatland Advisors Inc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 14.57% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wheatland Advisors Inc bought 6,371 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 50,092 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $2.82 million, up from 43,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wheatland Advisors Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $240.11 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $58.11. About 5.42M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 17.26% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.89% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 23/04/2018 – New York Post: AT&T, Verizon investigated for anti-trust violations; 08/05/2018 – VERIZON FILES PRICING TERM SHEET WITH U.S. SEC RELATED TO $1.788 BLN FLOATING RATE NOTES DUE 2025 – SEC FILING; 20/04/2018 – VERIZON SAYS HAS ‘BEEN PROACTIVELY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY WORKING’ WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS REGARDING INQUIRY -SPOKESMAN; 18/04/2018 – CASA SYSTEMS INC – APPOINTED DANIEL S. MEAD FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO OF VERIZON WIRELESS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS; 11/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Trading at Noon: AT&T CEO calls hiring Michael Cohen a “big mistake”; 02/04/2018 – VZ REPORTS EXPIRATION OF $3.4B OF 13 SERIES OF NOTES OFFERED; 17/04/2018 – Globetouch Appoints Marni Walden, Former Verizon Executive, as New Board Chair; 16/03/2018 – KCBS: Armed Thieves Targeting Bay Area Verizon Stores; 19/03/2018 – VERIZON: GROUP 1 WATERFALL CAP TO BE BOOSTED; 04/05/2018 – VERIZON FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL NOTES DUE 2020 OFFERING – SEC FILING

Aureus Asset Management Llc increased its stake in American Water Works Company Inc. (AWK) by 1.71% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aureus Asset Management Llc bought 3,769 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 224,513 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $20.38M, up from 220,744 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aureus Asset Management Llc who had been investing in American Water Works Company Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $105.79. About 475,960 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 28.50% since March 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.13% the S&P500. Some Historical AWK News: 11/05/2018 – New Jersey American Water to Implement Provisional Rates as the Company’s Rate Request is Being Reviewed; 18/05/2018 – IL AMERICAN WATER BUYS SUNDALE UTILITIES,; 26/03/2018 – New Jersey American Water and Scholastic Partner to Provide New Jersey Teachers with Valuable Water Conservation Curriculum; 11/05/2018 – American Water Works Appoints Director Karl Kurz as Chairman of Board; 30/04/2018 – West Virginia American Water Files General Rate Case Request with Public Service Commission; 02/05/2018 – American Water Works Raises Dividend to 45.5c; 29/03/2018 – American Water’s Vallejo, Tilden to Participate in P3 Water Summit; 24/04/2018 – American Water Names Deborah Degillio Senior Vice President of Its Eastern Division and President of New Jersey American Water; 02/05/2018 – American Water Works 1Q Net $106M; 29/05/2018 – Missouri American Water Announces Six Winners of Funding from Company’s Environmental Grants Program

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Verizon’s 5G Network Sets Debut Date, Lays Claim as Early Leader – The Motley Fool” on March 14, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Why the Weakness in Vodafone Looks Like a Buying Opportunity for Long-Term Investors – 24/7 Wall St.” published on March 13, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) – XPO To Close Memphis Distribution Center Where Alleged Worker Mistreatment Took Place – Benzinga” on February 15, 2019. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “4 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 4% – The Motley Fool” published on March 10, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S10 on Verizon – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 20, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.3 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 59 investors sold VZ shares while 611 reduced holdings. 149 funds opened positions while 641 raised stakes. 2.67 billion shares or 4.15% more from 2.57 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. 39,232 are owned by Horizon Ltd Liability. Fort Washington Inv Advsr Incorporated Oh stated it has 597,045 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser holds 0.01% or 17,785 shares. Bokf Na accumulated 402,100 shares or 0.65% of the stock. First Business Financial reported 4,530 shares. Moreover, First Dallas Secs Inc has 1.96% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 41,727 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt reported 0.35% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Fenimore Asset Management holds 0.01% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 3,703 shares. Spc Fincl Inc has invested 0.42% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Assetmark has 0.29% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Security Natl Tru holds 70,151 shares or 1.46% of its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Co invested in 1.55M shares. Premier Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 26,183 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board has invested 0.43% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Security Bancorp Of So Dak accumulated 2.05% or 28,071 shares.

Since November 15, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $449,627 activity. On Tuesday, November 27 the insider STORY SUSAN N bought $8,823.

Aureus Asset Management Llc, which manages about $874.10M and $636.09M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bristol (NYSE:BMY) by 69,480 shares to 149,251 shares, valued at $7.76M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) by 48,553 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 600,820 shares, and cut its stake in American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT).

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