Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) Institutional Investors 2017 Q3 Sentiment

Middleton & Co Inc bought 22,207 shares as the company's stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,057 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.12 million, down from 65,648 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Middleton & Co Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $891.66B market cap company. (AAPL) traded up $0.99 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $175.28. About 68.14 million shares traded or 329.29% up from the average. McQueen Ball & Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of Apple by 0.5% during the second quarter. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Catawba Capital Management increased its stake in Facebook Inc Cl A (FB) by 74.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has a market capitalization of $894,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.97, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. The stock increased 2.44% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $39.07. About 19.69M shares traded.

Evanson Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 17.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It has outperformed by 1.82% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $93.68 million activity. The institutional investor held 33,783 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.21 million, down from 37,336 at the end of the previous reported quarter. $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, August 7. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Koum Jan. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of Facebook, Inc. Moreover, Ig Investment Mgmt Ltd has 0.73% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D on Monday, August 7. Morgan Stanley upgraded Apple Inc.

Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc, which manages about $493.82 million and $504.15 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) by 3,050 shares to 5,310 shares, valued at $816,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It is positive, as 52 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1034 reduced holdings.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, forty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 77% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. $5.00M worth of Apple Inc.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Apple (AAPL) Earns Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies" was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform". UBS maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, September 11 with "Buy" rating. Quanta Services Inc. had 43 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Tuesday, September 12. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Hold" on Monday, September 18. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Thursday, August 11. PiperJaffray reinitiated Apple Inc. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold" on Wednesday, January 3. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, August 2 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 100 investors sold FL shares while 131 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Finally, Armbruster Capital Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Apple by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Whittier Comm owns 744,641 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Telemark Asset Ltd Liability invested in 75,000 shares. Oak Associates Limited Oh has invested 1.62% in Apple Inc. Paradigm Advisors Ltd Liability, Missouri-based fund reported 98,857 shares. First Interstate National Bank holds 50 shares. Ig Inv holds 927,505 shares or 0.73% of its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life holds 2.91% or 128,312 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Summit Securities Group Llc has invested 15.37% in the stock. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Mountain Pacific Advisers Inc Id invested 0.11% in Apple Inc. Polen Capital Mgmt Limited invested in 10,439 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company owns 921,345 shares. Riverbridge Partners Ltd Liability has 41,592 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno, a Netherlands-based fund reported 223,533 shares. Davis R M stated it has 1.19% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. The insider KONDO CHRIS sold 6,209 shares worth $1.01 million. (NYSE:PWR) to report earnings on February, 20. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 800 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 716 shares during the last quarter. AAPL's profit will be $19.08 billion for 11.69 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.20.

In other news, insider Johny Srouji sold 10,368 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 185,000 are owned by Matthew 25. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Tuesday, August 11 with "Outperform" rating. As per Friday, August 5, the company rating was maintained by Compass Point. Goldman Sachs downgraded Grupo Financiero Santander México, C.V. (NYSE:BSMX) rating on Friday, September 23.

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