Shore Capital Reiterates Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH) as Buy; Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Has Trimmed Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake

In a research report published on Thursday morning, Shore Capital reiterated their Buy rating on shares of Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH).

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc decreased Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) stake by 1.36% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc sold 382,561 shares as Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)’s stock declined 7.66%. The Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 27.77 million shares with $1.37 billion value, down from 28.15M last quarter. Verizon Communications Inc now has $208.07 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $51.01. About 16.07M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 11.99% or GBX 74.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 547. About 3.30M shares traded or 71.72% up from the average. Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) has 0.00% since February 8, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Sophos Group Plc has GBX 865 highest and GBX 226 lowest target. GBX 528.50’s average target is -3.38% below currents GBX 547 stock price. Sophos Group Plc had 91 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, January 29 by Liberum Capital. Peel Hunt maintained Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) rating on Thursday, November 12. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 360 target. On Wednesday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 25 report. As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Shore Capital maintained the shares of SOPH in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 7 by Liberum Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, February 10 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Numis Securities maintained the shares of SOPH in report on Thursday, May 26 with “Hold” rating.

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company has market cap of 2.56 billion GBP. The firm offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, 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. Zwj Counsel reported 499,309 shares. Seaward Mgmt Lp accumulated 0.07% or 28,204 shares. Citizens Northern accumulated 17,261 shares. Fayez Sarofim holds 0% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 12,613 shares. Parkwood Limited Liability holds 31,209 shares. 12,968 were reported by Warren Averett Asset Mngmt Lc. Country National Bank & Trust holds 1.27% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 567,837 shares. Oppenheimer And Company accumulated 431,038 shares. Colony Grp Lc reported 0.02% stake. Creative Planning has 0.12% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Needelman Asset Management owns 15,999 shares or 1.95% of their US portfolio. Lenox Wealth Management Inc reported 657 shares stake. Iberiabank reported 99,226 shares. Parthenon Limited Liability reported 13,556 shares. 16,903 were accumulated by Macnealy Hoover Invest Mngmt.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc increased Adient Plc stake by 2.52M shares to 6.17 million valued at $518.44 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Oceaneering International Inc (NYSE:OII) stake by 158,533 shares and now owns 1.57M shares. Andersons Inc/The (NASDAQ:ANDE) was raised too.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $89,365 activity. SILLIMAN CRAIG L. had sold 610 shares worth $30,030.

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 6.23% above currents $51.01 stock price. Verizon Communications Inc. had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, October 20 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 18 by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Macquarie Research. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, July 14. Barclays Capital has “Hold” rating and $4700 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Cowen & Co. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Thursday, April 7. The firm has “Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 6. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Monday, September 7.