TD Ameritrade Holding (AMTD) Reaches $54.50 52-Week High; Williams Jones & Associates Decreased Verizon Communications Com (VZ) Position By $469,861

January 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

The stock of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) hit a new 52-week high and has $57.23 target or 5.00% above today’s $54.50 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $30.90 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $57.23 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.54 billion more. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $54.5. About 1.84M shares traded. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has risen 21.10% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500.

Williams Jones & Associates Llc decreased Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ) stake by 11.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Williams Jones & Associates Llc sold 9,589 shares as Verizon Communications Inc Com (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Williams Jones & Associates Llc holds 72,238 shares with $3.58M value, down from 81,827 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc Com now has $211.56 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $51.86. About 17.67M shares traded or 5.69% up from the average. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

Williams Jones & Associates Llc increased Analog Devices Inc (NASDAQ:ADI) stake by 8,922 shares to 16,870 valued at $1.45 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Costco Whsl Corp New Com (NASDAQ:COST) stake by 14,043 shares and now owns 481,337 shares. Johnson & Johnson Com (NYSE:JNJ) was raised too.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.88 earnings per share, up 2.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.86 per share. VZ’s profit will be $3.59 billion for 14.73 P/E if the $0.88 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.20% negative EPS growth.

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 63 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by HSBC on Thursday, December 14. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Moffet Nathanson to “Neutral” on Friday, April 1. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 4 by DA Davidson. HSBC initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, October 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 25 report. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 11. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”.

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. Ftb Advsr holds 0.16% or 30,946 shares. Godsey Gibb Associates reported 2.27% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Essex Fincl Svcs reported 60,577 shares. Moreover, Smithbridge Asset Mngmt Inc De has 1.47% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 42,167 shares. Grisanti Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.34% or 65,925 shares. One Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com owns 0.09% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 8,659 shares. Acropolis Invest Mgmt Ltd holds 1,900 shares. Girard Partners Ltd holds 1.28% or 125,512 shares in its portfolio. Dearborn Prtn Lc reported 240,167 shares or 0.87% of all its holdings. Community Fincl Bank Of Raymore holds 0.1% or 5,574 shares. Smithfield Tru owns 32,025 shares. Charter Tru accumulated 116,910 shares. Milestone Gru invested in 11,974 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Marble Harbor Invest Counsel Limited Liability accumulated 6,095 shares. Endurance Wealth invested in 11,101 shares.

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

Analysts await TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.48 EPS, up 17.07% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.41 per share. AMTD’s profit will be $272.13 million for 28.39 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.04% negative EPS growth.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and related technology financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors in the United States. The company has market cap of $30.90 billion. The Company’s services and products include tdameritrade.com, a Web platform for self-directed retail investors; Trade Architect, a Web platform for investors and traders to identify opportunities and stay informed; thinkorswim, a desktop platform for traders; and TD Ameritrade Mobile, which allows on-the-go investors and traders to trade and monitor accounts. It has a 33.23 P/E ratio. The firm also offers TD Ameritrade Institutional that provides brokerage and custody services to approximately 5,000 independent RIAs and their clients; TD Ameritrade's Goal Planning, which offers investment consulting and planning services; Investools, a suite of investor education services and products for stock, option, foreign exchange, futures, mutual fund, and fixed-income investors; Amerivest, an advisory service that develops portfolios of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds; AdvisorDirect, a national referral service for investors; and TD Ameritrade Corporate Services that provide self-directed brokerage services to employees of firms.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $399.33 million activity. 11.07 million TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) shares with value of $400.00 million were bought by TD Luxembourg International Holdings S.a r.l.. Shares for $669,900 were sold by MOGLIA JOSEPH H.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation shares while 81 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 485.17 million shares or 1.58% more from 477.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui invested 0.05% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Letko Brosseau Assocs Inc has 0% invested in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Barclays Public Limited stated it has 486,522 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Mirae Asset Global Invs Ltd has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Fmr Lc stated it has 11.41M shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Commercial Bank Of America De stated it has 0.01% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Commonwealth Bankshares Of accumulated 34,733 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). 58,952 are held by Credit Agricole S A. The Oregon-based Vision Mgmt has invested 1.45% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 83,620 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Barometer Capital Mgmt Inc invested 0.12% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD). Td Asset Management reported 6,207 shares. Millennium Limited Liability Corp invested in 561,249 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.01% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) or 315,075 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering TD Ameritrade Holdings (NASDAQ:AMTD), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. TD Ameritrade Holdings has $41 highest and $29 lowest target. $35.50’s average target is -34.86% below currents $54.5 stock price. TD Ameritrade Holdings had 21 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood maintained the shares of AMTD in report on Wednesday, October 7 with “Outperform” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) on Monday, September 28 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 22 to “Sell”. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, January 12. The stock of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by UBS. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) on Wednesday, October 7 with “Outperform” rating.

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