Qualcomm (QCOM) Holder R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Has Raised Its Stake by $360,000 as Stock Declined; Shareholder Hamel Associates Has Lifted Verizon Communications (VZ) Holding

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R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 92.59% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc bought 5,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.85% with the market. The hedge fund held 10,400 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $749,000, up from 5,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $68.85B market cap company. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $56.8. About 3.62 million shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has declined 12.25% since January 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.25% the S&P500. Some Historical QCOM News: 12/04/2018 – QUALCOMM IS SAID TO PULL, REFILE WITH MOFCOM ON NXPI: DEALREP; 15/03/2018 – ISS Maintains Recommendation That Qualcomm Investors Vote for Four Broadcom Nominees — ISS; 13/04/2018 – China Stalls Review of Qualcomm, Toshiba Deals; 12/03/2018 – QUALCOMM RECEIVED A LETTER FROM TRESURY DEPT MARCH 11; 13/03/2018 – Trump pushes ‘America First’ with block to Qualcomm deal; 16/03/2018 – QUALCOMM BOARD IS SAID TO BE MEETING NOW, DISCUSSING JACOBS: DJ; 23/03/2018 – AVGO, QCOM, NXPI: Qualcomm said all 10 of its Director nominees have been re-elected to the Qualcomm Board of Directors; 21/05/2018 – Qualcomm Introduces Industry’s First 5G NR Solution for Small Cells and Remote Radio Heads; 07/05/2018 – VentureBeat: Microsoft open-sources Azure IoT Edge runtime, embraces more Kubernetes, partners with DJI and Qualcomm; 21/05/2018 – QUALCOMM – OUTSTANDING NOTES CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT WILL REQUIRE QUALCOMM TO REDEEM NOTES IF DEAL HAS NOT BEEN CONSUMMATED ON/ BEFORE JUNE 1

Hamel Associates Inc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 9.46% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamel Associates Inc bought 7,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.67% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 87,924 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.70M, up from 80,324 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamel Associates Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $237.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $57.39. About 4.49 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 15.57% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.57% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 20/04/2018 – VZ: HAS BEEN WORKING W/DOJ FOR SEVERAL MOS. REGARDING INQUIRY; 07/03/2018 – Paysafe Gears Up for an Exciting 2018 Verizon lndyCar Series Season; 27/03/2018 – Verizon unveils public safety private core; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON – EXPECTS LOW SINGLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE GROWTH IN ADJUSTED EPS IN 2018 BEFORE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM AND REVENUE RECOGNITION STANDARD; 22/04/2018 – DJ Verizon Communications Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (VZ); 22/03/2018 – SYNCHRONOSS RENEWS PACT TO POWER VERIZON CLOUD; 20/04/2018 – Union-Tribune: AT&T and Verizon are under federal investigation for potential collusion; 23/04/2018 – iPhone Blog: AT&T, Verizon investigated for eSIM antitrust after complaint by Apple; 24/04/2018 – Verizon 1Q EPS $1.11; 07/03/2018 – Verizon Connect Delivers Factory-Fit Telematics for Ram Commercial Trucks Through Exclusive Partnership

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Disney, Verizon Reach Broad-Based Distribution Agreement (NYSE:DIS)(NYSE:VZ) – Benzinga” on December 31, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “How Safe Is Verizon’s 4% Dividend Yield? – Seeking Alpha” published on December 31, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “With Valuation Priced In, Morgan Stanley Downgrades Verizon (NYSE:VZ) – Benzinga” on December 12, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Verizon Issues “Built on 5G Challenge” NYSE:VZ – GlobeNewswire” published on January 09, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Buy Verizon On Or After The Ex-Dividend Date – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Among 35 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by HSBC with “Buy”. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Moffett Nathanson to “Neutral”. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 13 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Friday, October 16. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 27. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, September 30. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 11. Scotia Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, October 21 with “Sector Outperform” rating.

Hamel Associates Inc, which manages about $314.24M and $230.80 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (EFAV) by 93,810 shares to 102,357 shares, valued at $7.45 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ) by 41,255 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 171,859 shares, and cut its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold VZ shares while 569 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes. 2.57 billion shares or 0.19% more from 2.56 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Sfmg Limited Liability Com has invested 0.14% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Graybill Bartz & Associate Ltd reported 77,092 shares or 2.98% of all its holdings. 847,622 are owned by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Corporation. Rampart Mngmt Co Lc stated it has 1.07% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Thomas White Interest Ltd reported 0.19% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Summit Financial Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Company invested in 15,012 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Sterneck Capital Llc has 1.82% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 47,191 shares. Brookfield Asset Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Ironwood Finance Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Moreover, Mogy Joel R Inv Counsel has 1.44% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 201,057 shares. Aqr Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Gilman Hill Asset Mgmt Limited Com holds 2.13% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 101,695 shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag accumulated 966,420 shares. Moreover, Btc Cap Mngmt Inc has 1.36% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 149,845 shares. Summit Asset Management Lc invested in 11,937 shares.

More notable recent QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours Most Active for Dec 26, 2018 : GE, MGM, QQQ, CSCO, BAC, SBUX, FB, S, HPQ, HAL, QCOM, PRQR – Nasdaq” on December 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Qualcomm +2.8% on preliminary Dutch auction results – Seeking Alpha” published on August 28, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Apple Stock Drops as Qualcomm Wins iPhone Sales Ban in Germany – Investorplace.com” on December 21, 2018. More interesting news about QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Technology Sector Update for 12/13/2018: CIEN, AAPL, QCOM, QTRH, MSFT, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” published on December 13, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Will Top-Line Woes Hurt Qualcomm’s (QCOM) Earnings in Q3? – Nasdaq” with publication date: July 23, 2018.

Among 37 analysts covering Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Qualcomm Inc. had 170 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, September 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Nomura. The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Topeka Capital Markets maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) on Wednesday, December 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, July 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, June 28. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, May 22 to “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 26 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, July 21.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $8.28 million activity. $347,746 worth of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) shares were sold by Rosenberg Donald J. 88,625 shares were sold by AMON CRISTIANO R, worth $6.10 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 0.94 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 48 investors sold QCOM shares while 521 reduced holdings. 153 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. 1.05 billion shares or 4.81% less from 1.10 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Osher Van De Voorde Inv Mgmt owns 154,476 shares. Capital Fund Management reported 0.11% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.01% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Daiwa Gru invested in 0.04% or 63,134 shares. South State Corporation stated it has 0.03% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Utah Retirement System owns 275,858 shares. Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership holds 2.51% or 17.77 million shares in its portfolio. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 0.37% invested in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Hap Trading Ltd Liability invested in 0.59% or 129,493 shares. 211,800 are owned by Virginia Retirement Et Al. Hightower Advisors Ltd Co reported 0.25% of its portfolio in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Hgk Asset Management Inc holds 7,637 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Woodmont Invest Counsel Lc owns 4,255 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited has invested 0.11% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). L S holds 58,338 shares.

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