Boston Advisors Lifted Its Verizon Communications Com (VZ) Position; Centrica plc (LON:CNA) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Among 11 analysts covering Centrica PLC (LON:CNA), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Centrica PLC had 31 analyst reports since October 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 22 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Berenberg with “Buy” on Friday, October 26. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 18 by Berenberg. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 10 with “Underweight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 14 by Citigroup. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 23. As per Monday, November 19, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 17 with “Underweight”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of CNA in report on Monday, January 21 with “Underweight” rating. As per Wednesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Kepler Cheuvreux. See Centrica plc (LON:CNA) latest ratings:

15/04/2019 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 126.00 New Target: GBX 122.00 Maintain
15/04/2019 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 125.00 Downgrade
09/04/2019 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 110.00 Maintain
14/03/2019 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 144.00 New Target: GBX 128.00 Maintain
08/03/2019 Broker: HSBC Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 140.00 New Target: GBX 120.00 Maintain
08/03/2019 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 170.00 New Target: GBX 150.00 Maintain
01/03/2019 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 125.00 New Target: GBX 110.00 Maintain
27/02/2019 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 130.00 New Target: GBX 115.00 Maintain
22/02/2019 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Maintain
22/02/2019 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 158.00 New Target: GBX 132.00 Downgrade

Boston Advisors Llc increased Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ) stake by 4.43% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Boston Advisors Llc acquired 17,616 shares as Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ)’s stock declined 6.36%. The Boston Advisors Llc holds 415,141 shares with $23.34 million value, up from 397,525 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc Com now has $239.75 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $58.05. About 8.84M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 17.26% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.89% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 11/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Trading at Noon: AT&T CEO calls hiring Michael Cohen a “big mistake”; 22/03/2018 – Synchronoss Renews Agreement to Power Verizon Cloud; 07/03/2018 – Verizon Connect Delivers Factory-Fit Telematics for Ram Commercial Trucks Through Exclusive Partnership; 20/04/2018 – CNET: DOJ investigating AT&T and Verizon for collusion; 13/04/2018 – VERIZON’S OATH UNIT GAINED MOVIEPASS STAKE IN MOVIEFONE DEAL; 15/05/2018 – Verizon to speak at J.P. Morgan conference May 16; 15/05/2018 – Verizon Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 23/04/2018 – Verizon Subscriber Numbers, 5G Technology in Focus — Earnings Preview; 20/04/2018 – Union-Tribune: AT&T and Verizon are under federal investigation for potential collusion; 11/05/2018 – VERIZON – HAS DELIVERED A NOTICE OF REPURCHASE WITH RESPECT TO ITS FLOATING RATE NOTES DUE FEBRUARY 21, 2025

Since November 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $542,117 activity. Haefner Larry A. sold $542,117 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 0.88 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold Centrica plc shares while 58 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 269.42 million shares or 0.17% less from 269.88 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Aus has 0.02% invested in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Levin Capital Strategies L P stated it has 0.03% in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Natixis holds 0.01% or 27,296 shares in its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio invested in 8,399 shares or 0% of the stock. 216,806 were reported by National Bank Of Ny Mellon. Ameriprise Finance stated it has 19,585 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can owns 4,576 shares. North Star Investment Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) for 1,547 shares. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 86,969 shares. Macquarie Gp Inc Ltd holds 61,100 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Barclays Pcl owns 0% invested in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) for 5,370 shares. 614,922 were accumulated by Vanguard Grp Inc. Charles Schwab Management Inc accumulated 0.01% or 151,747 shares. Prudential Financial holds 0.03% or 349,874 shares in its portfolio. 11,227 are held by Pggm Invs.

Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy firm in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, North America, Norway, and internationally. The company has market cap of 6.07 billion GBP. The firm operates through Energy Supply & Services–UK & Ireland, Energy Supply & Services–North America, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power, Energy Marketing & Trading, Exploration & Production, Central Power Generation, and Centrica Storage divisions. It has a 33.34 P/E ratio. It supplies gas and electricity to residential, business, and industrial customers, as well as provision of energy-related services; and engages in the power generation activities.

The stock decreased 0.28% or GBX 0.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 106.7. About 17.05 million shares traded. Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has 0.00% since April 17, 2018 and is . It has underperformed by 4.37% the S&P500. Some Historical CNA News: 10/04/2018 – CNA Appoints Doug Kortfelt as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer; 15/04/2018 – TAIWAN IS SAID TO ALLOW DIGITAL BANKS NEXT YEAR: CNA; 07/05/2018 – CNA Relocates its Chicago Branch to New CNA Center; 07/03/2018 – Singapore News: [CNA] Goldman puts London staff on notice for German move by June; 30/04/2018 – CNA FINANCIAL 1Q NET INVESTMENT INCOME $405M; 30/04/2018 – CNA FINANCIAL 1Q CORE EPS $1.03, EST. 91C; 13/03/2018 – Singapore News: [CNA] Broadcom to end bid for Qualcomm, keeps plan to move to US; 09/03/2018 – Singapore News: [CNA] Exclusive: GE explores divesting electrical engineering business; 12/05/2018 – MALAYSIA TO RELEASE ANWAR IBRAHIM FROM PRISON ON TUESDAY: CNA; 26/04/2018 – CNA FINANCIAL CORP – MENSE WILL REMAIN WITH CNA THROUGH HIS RETIREMENT DATE

Boston Advisors Llc decreased Sleep Number Corp Com stake by 112,275 shares to 24,051 valued at $763,000 in 2018Q4. It also reduced Intermediate Municipal Bond (P (MUNI) stake by 13,247 shares and now owns 25,429 shares. Extra Space Storage Inc Com (NYSE:EXR) was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Verizon Communications had 9 analyst reports since October 24, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, October 24. JP Morgan downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $62 target in Monday, December 3 report. J.P. Morgan maintained it with “Hold” rating and $62 target in Monday, March 18 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 24 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, December 12, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, February 22.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.3 in 2018Q3. It fall, 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. Next Group Inc Inc reported 63,292 shares. Polaris Capital Mngmt Ltd owns 776,304 shares or 2% of their US portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt accumulated 225,418 shares. Ccm Investment Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.06% or 4,961 shares. Tradewinds Cap Limited Company owns 6,884 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Fred Alger Mgmt reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Wall Street Access Asset Management Lc invested in 3.23% or 35,856 shares. Gemmer Asset Management Limited Co holds 6,144 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Corp invested 0.35% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Moreover, Captrust Advisors has 0.68% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Moreover, Garrison Financial has 0.34% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Cornerstone Advsr, Washington-based fund reported 17,967 shares. Service reported 471,718 shares. Pring Turner Cap Gru holds 1.96% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 24,683 shares. 1.11M are held by Avalon Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Verizon announces tender offers for 15 series of notes – GlobeNewswire” on April 16, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Barron’s On: AT&T Vs. Verizon (NYSE:T)(NYSE:VZ) – Benzinga” published on March 31, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “Why Investors Should Bet on Verizon Stock – Investorplace.com” on April 02, 2019. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Verizon: Don’t Celebrate 5G Yet – Seeking Alpha” published on April 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon targets children’s market with new plan – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 02, 2019.

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