West Coast Financial Decreased Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake; ALTERNATIVE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES (AFTC) SI Increased By 352512.5%

April 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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ALTERNATIVE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES INC (OTCMKTS:AFTC) had an increase of 352512.5% in short interest. AFTC’s SI was 2.82M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 352512.5% from 800 shares previously. With 52.96M avg volume, 0 days are for ALTERNATIVE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES INC (OTCMKTS:AFTC)’s short sellers to cover AFTC’s short positions. The stock increased 22.73% or $0.0005 during the last trading session, reaching $0.0027. About shares traded. Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:AFTC) has 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

West Coast Financial Llc decreased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 35.55% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. West Coast Financial Llc sold 11,790 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 11.05%. The West Coast Financial Llc holds 21,379 shares with $1.13 million value, down from 33,169 last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $199.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.53% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $48.39. About 8.89M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $376,615 activity. The insider SILLIMAN CRAIG L. sold $29,658. Skiadas Anthony T had sold 6,967 shares worth $346,957 on Tuesday, February 13.

Analysts await Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $1.11 earnings per share, up 16.84% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.95 per share. VZ’s profit will be $4.58B for 10.90 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Verizon Communications Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.07% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 2 with “Sector Weight”. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Oppenheimer. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. As per Monday, January 22, the company rating was upgraded by Scotia Capital. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by HSBC. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Friday, October 16. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Legacy Cap Prns accumulated 2.21% or 84,600 shares. Burns J W And holds 1.16% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 86,749 shares. Quadrant Cap Management Limited Company reported 3,812 shares. Lehman Res holds 0.18% or 6,577 shares. Schmidt P J Investment Mgmt Inc has 124,208 shares for 1.86% of their portfolio. Bonness Enter Inc reported 37,887 shares. 172,742 are held by Meeder Asset Mgmt. Davenport Limited Liability Corporation has 0.61% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 959,103 shares. Windward Com Ca stated it has 25,753 shares. Cap Planning Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 16,908 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Verity Asset Mngmt reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Tompkins Fincl has 77,349 shares. Ims Capital Mngmt accumulated 26,970 shares or 0.88% of the stock. Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc owns 74,755 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 774,261 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio.

Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. engages in the design and development of dimethyl ether fuel injection equipment in the United States. The company has market cap of $167,051. The company's products include feed pump, a fuel system that includes a low pressure fuel transfer pump to move fuel from the tank to the fuel injection system; high pressure pump, a five plunger wobble plate design that acts as inlet throttled to control flow; common rail; and injector, a design system that uses a poppet type solenoid to control injection. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides commercial diesel common rail systems for the U.S. military applications.

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