Lyons Wealth Management Boosted Verizon Communications (VZ) Holding by $352,820; Park National Upped Its Position in Amazon.Com (AMZN) as Shares Rose

May 25, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Park National Corp increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 60.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Park National Corp bought 441 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,175 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.37 million, up from 734 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Park National Corp who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $782.32B market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $9.2101 during the last trading session, reaching $1612.28. About 1.44 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Lyons Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 521.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lyons Wealth Management Llc bought 6,785 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,085 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $427,000, up from 1,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lyons Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $199.98 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $48.4. About 2.26M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 selling transactions for $64.49 million activity. Shares for $2.99 million were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. Another trade for 1,985 shares valued at $2.90M was made by Jassy Andrew R on Thursday, February 15. The insider Reynolds Shelley sold 544 shares worth $795,502. ALBERG TOM A sold 2,285 shares worth $3.35 million. $3.22 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Olsavsky Brian T on Tuesday, May 15. The insider Blackburn Jeffrey M sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50M.

More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Amazon Needs More Whole Foods Stores” on May 18, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Heffx Stock Technicals” published on May 25, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “5 Most Important Things in Business Today” on May 25, 2018. More interesting news about Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Amazon Go: Stores Worth Less Than Tech” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Amazon explains that recorded Echo conversation” with publication date: May 25, 2018.

Among 55 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 52 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 302 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Friday, July 24. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Telsey Advisory initiated it with “Buy” rating and $190000 target in Monday, May 7 report. Needham maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Monday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Tuesday, October 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $113500 target in Friday, July 28 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 280.02 million shares or 0.09% more from 279.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ngam Advsr Lp holds 156,277 shares. 18,515 are owned by American Natl Tx. 636 are owned by Guardian Cap Advsr Lp. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability reported 344 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Myriad Asset Management Limited owns 15,000 shares. Gratry & Comm Llc reported 201 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Company reported 1.16% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Vident Investment Advisory Limited Liability reported 1,865 shares. Massachusetts-based Redwood Investments Limited Liability Corp has invested 1.4% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Moreover, Merriman Wealth Management Lc has 0.97% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Asset Corporation owns 6,200 shares. Moreover, North Star Inv Mgmt has 0.1% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 703 shares. Raymond James Associates reported 315,412 shares or 0.68% of all its holdings. Earnest Ltd reported 188 shares. Virtu Limited holds 0.08% or 1,222 shares.

Park National Corp, which manages about $1.79B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Baker Hughes A Ge Co by 32,206 shares to 11,528 shares, valued at $365,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mcdonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) by 8,866 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 80,168 shares, and cut its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. 2.54 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fagan accumulated 13,759 shares or 0.29% of the stock. Vigilant Capital Limited Co holds 23,442 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Finance Advantage Inc reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Kistler owns 21,815 shares. The California-based Schnieders Capital Ltd has invested 1.9% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Lord Abbett & Ltd owns 2.88 million shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0.04% or 15,561 shares. Rampart Inv Mngmt Lc invested in 1.1% or 54,107 shares. Goodwin Daniel L reported 34,700 shares or 0.8% of all its holdings. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Management Ltd reported 1.03% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Westchester Cap Mngmt owns 0% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 100 shares. Hanson & Doremus Inv Management holds 94,356 shares or 1.66% of its portfolio. United Asset Strategies reported 1.51% stake. Flossbach Von Storch Ag reported 1.28 million shares. Cornerstone Investment Prtn Limited reported 1.73M shares stake.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $444,552 activity.

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