$-0.25 EPS Expected for Rosetta Stone (RST); Janney Capital Management Decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake By $548,497

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) to report $-0.25 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $-0.3 EPS. After having $0.04 EPS previously, Rosetta Stone Inc’s analysts see -725.00% EPS growth. About 25,218 shares traded. Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) has risen 48.31% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.61% the S&P500.

Janney Capital Management Llc decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) stake by 2.7% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Janney Capital Management Llc sold 10,349 shares as Verizon Communications (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Janney Capital Management Llc holds 372,280 shares with $19.87 million value, down from 382,629 last quarter. Verizon Communications now has $178.02 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.02% or $0.01 reaching $43.57. About 6.73M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 42 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. Nomura initiated the shares of VZ in report on Friday, October 16 with “Neutral” rating. FBR Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was downgraded by Argus Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, April 7. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Wednesday, October 21 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since February 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $3.60 million activity. $27,657 worth of stock was sold by SILLIMAN CRAIG L. on Tuesday, May 30. Skiadas Anthony T had sold 12,495 shares worth $603,134 on Tuesday, February 14. WALDEN MARNI M sold $1.61M worth of stock or 32,254 shares. 10,804 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) shares with value of $543,385 were sold by Gurnani Roger.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 60 investors sold VZ shares while 658 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 683 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.29% more from 2.50 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Salient Co Lta reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Renaissance Inv Llc owns 0.1% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 3,957 shares. 118,248 are held by Rench Wealth. The Japan-based Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd has invested 0.69% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno holds 0.15% or 21,800 shares. Cannell Peter B Inc reported 54,324 shares stake. Fil Limited holds 1.9% or 12.14 million shares in its portfolio. Marshwinds Advisory Co reported 1.39% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Capstone Asset Mngmt invested in 531,885 shares. Hl Fincl Svcs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.35% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 301,463 shares. Triangle Securities Wealth has invested 1.89% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 41,528 shares. Parkside National Bank & Trust And has invested 0.22% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Brookstone Mngmt reported 0.7% stake. Lipe And Dalton holds 0.2% or 5,162 shares.

Janney Capital Management Llc increased Wisdomtree Japan Hedged (DXJ) stake by 301,566 shares to 1.34M valued at $66.39M in 2016Q4. It also upped Spdr Series Trust S&P Dividend (SDY) stake by 89,667 shares and now owns 94,913 shares. Ishares Russell 2000 (IWM) was raised too.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 2.13% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.94 per share. VZ’s profit will be $3.92 billion for 11.35 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.95 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.05% EPS growth.

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