Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) Position; Open Text (OTEX) Shorts Decreased By 1.26%

Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc decreased Verizon Communications (VZ) stake by 8.61% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc sold 11,025 shares as Verizon Communications (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc holds 117,000 shares with $5.79M value, down from 128,025 last quarter. Verizon Communications now has $217.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $53.22. About 6.60 million shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since December 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) had a decrease of 1.26% in short interest. OTEX’s SI was 7.54 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 1.26% from 7.64M shares previously. With 724,800 avg volume, 10 days are for Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX)’s short sellers to cover OTEX’s short positions. The SI to Open Text Corporation’s float is 2.94%. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $33.03. About 186,095 shares traded. Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) has risen 15.94% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.76% the S&P500.

Open Text Corporation provides a suite of software services and products that assist organizations in finding, utilizing, and sharing business information from various devices. The company has market cap of $8.77 billion. The firm offers content solutions that provide content and records management, archiving, and email management and capture solutions, as well as Core, a software as a service based multi-tenant cloud solution; business process management for analyzing, automating, monitoring, and optimizing structured business processes; and customer experience management products, which offer Web content management, digital asset management, customer communications management, social software, and portal. It has a 57.44 P/E ratio. The Company’s products also include business network solutions comprising business-to-business integration, fax solutions, and secure messaging; analytics solutions, including embedded reporting and visualization, and big data analysis; and discovery solutions consisting of search, semantic navigation, and auto classification, as well as InfoFusion to deal with the issue of ‘information silosÂ’ resulting from disconnected information sources across the enterprise.

Among 10 analysts covering OpenText Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. OpenText Corporation has $76 highest and $31.5 lowest target. $46.55’s average target is 40.93% above currents $33.03 stock price. OpenText Corporation had 21 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TD Securities initiated Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) on Monday, April 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 24. On Tuesday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 29 with “Overweight”. Raymond James maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40.0 target in Wednesday, November 22 report. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30 to “Outperform”. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 16 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, November 22. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital.

Among 26 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $49 target in Thursday, April 13 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, February 21 to “Buy” rating. Bernstein downgraded the shares of VZ in report on Thursday, April 7 to “Market Perform” rating. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 7 by Zacks. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, November 20 report. Zacks upgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, August 14. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $53 target. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Neutral” rating by MoffettNathanson on Tuesday, August 11.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $89,365 activity. 610 shares were sold by SILLIMAN CRAIG L., worth $29,658 on Friday, October 27.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 81 investors sold VZ shares while 696 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 570 raised stakes. 2.53 billion shares or 1.44% more from 2.49 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Bridge Advsrs holds 1.22% or 216,467 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Company has invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). First Commercial Bank Of Mount Dora Tru Invest Svcs has invested 2.38% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). 7,568 were reported by Vaughan David Invests Il. Huber Lc accumulated 21,515 shares. Moreover, Lbmc Inv Advsr Ltd Company has 0.1% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 12,076 shares. Halsey Associates Ct holds 8,222 shares. Motco holds 0.44% or 86,783 shares in its portfolio. Matrix Asset New York holds 173,573 shares or 1.41% of its portfolio. Salem holds 2.18% or 85,350 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Invest owns 568,135 shares. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Mgmt Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 321,730 shares. Prudential Fincl invested in 0.89% or 10.90 million shares. Cap City Tru Fl stated it has 1.04% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Joel Isaacson And stated it has 34,569 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.88 EPS, up 2.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.86 per share. VZ’s profit will be $3.59B for 15.12 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20% negative EPS growth.