Factory Mutual Insurance Company Upped Verizon Communications (VZ) Position By $1.47 Million; Westar Energy (WR) Has 1.28 Sentiment

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has market cap of $7.34 billion. The firm has 6,292 megawatts of electric generation capacity that produces electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, and diesel. It has a 21.44 P/E ratio. It also owns approximately 6,400 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of overhead distribution lines, and 5,000 miles of underground distribution lines.

Factory Mutual Insurance Company increased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 2.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Factory Mutual Insurance Company acquired 30,000 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Factory Mutual Insurance Company holds 1.41M shares with $69.73M value, up from 1.38M last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $220.55 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $54.07. About 17.83M shares traded or 2.88% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, 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. Barnett & Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Shell Asset Mgmt invested 1.16% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Maine-based Vigilant Capital Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.12% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). River Road Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 1.34% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Ubs Asset Americas holds 0.6% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 13.34 million shares. Axa stated it has 0.32% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Park Natl Oh holds 343,814 shares. Moreover, Doheny Asset Ca has 0.31% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Evercore Wealth Management Lc accumulated 58,547 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Eqis Mgmt Incorporated owns 22,733 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Johnson Group holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 64,410 shares. Dupont Capital Management Corporation invested in 0.28% or 248,693 shares. Boys Arnold accumulated 51,737 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Johnson Invest Counsel Incorporated holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 137,370 shares. Roffman Miller Associates Pa holds 329,786 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. has $63 highest and $44 lowest target. $54.19’s average target is 0.22% above currents $54.07 stock price. Verizon Communications Inc. had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Scotia Capital given on Monday, January 22. SunTrust maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. Hilliard Lyons downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 20. HSBC downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Thursday, December 14 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, January 24. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 23 by Cowen & Co.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $89,365 activity. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $30,030 worth of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, September 27.

Factory Mutual Insurance Company decreased Te Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) stake by 48,300 shares to 466,819 valued at $38.77 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced American Tower Corp New (NYSE:AMT) stake by 48,000 shares and now owns 353,800 shares. Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) was reduced too.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.61 million activity.

The stock increased 1.31% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $51.66. About 961,087 shares traded or 51.44% up from the average. Westar Energy, Inc. (WR) has declined 0.52% since February 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Highvista Strategies Llc holds 3.08% of its portfolio in Westar Energy, Inc. for 273,286 shares. Water Island Capital Llc owns 708,068 shares or 1.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gabelli & Co Investment Advisers Inc. has 1.29% invested in the company for 225,332 shares. The Connecticut-based Yakira Capital Management Inc. has invested 1.23% in the stock. Rockland Trust Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 154,770 shares.