Unison Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV) by 2.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 97,785 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,416 shares during the period. Unison Advisors LLC’s holdings in Telefonica Brasil were worth $1,233,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VIV. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its position in Telefonica Brasil by 623.9% during the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,583,320 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock worth $15,406,000 after buying an additional 1,364,595 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Telefonica Brasil by 1,198.2% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,441,653 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock worth $14,027,000 after buying an additional 1,330,600 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Telefonica Brasil by 131.2% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,188,735 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock worth $11,566,000 after buying an additional 674,640 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in Telefonica Brasil by 93.8% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 937,138 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock worth $9,119,000 after buying an additional 453,702 shares during the period. Finally, Pzena Investment Management LLC increased its position in Telefonica Brasil by 8.2% during the third quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC now owns 5,947,709 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock worth $57,872,000 after buying an additional 448,871 shares during the period. 10.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on VIV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Telefonica Brasil from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Telefonica Brasil in a report on Monday, February 4th. ValuEngine raised Telefonica Brasil from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 6th. Scotiabank set a $15.00 target price on Telefonica Brasil and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Santander raised Telefonica Brasil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.90.

Shares of NYSE:VIV traded down $0.13 during trading on Monday, reaching $12.63. The company had a trading volume of 23,995 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,544,471. The firm has a market cap of $21.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.88, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Telefonica Brasil SA has a fifty-two week low of $9.21 and a fifty-two week high of $16.64.

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About Telefonica Brasil

TelefĂ´nica Brasil SA provides mobile and fixed line telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Brazil. Its fixed line services portfolio includes local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance calls; and mobile portfolio comprises voice and broadband Internet access through 3G and 4G, as well as mobile value-added services and wireless roaming services.

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