Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Shares in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Purchased by Paulson & CO

Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 440,730 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $74,585,000 after buying an additional 4,990 shares during the last quarter. Whalerock Point Partners Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $890.24B market cap company. (AAPL) traded down $0.04 on Wednesday, reaching $174.29. It has outperformed by 27.22% the S&P500.

Veritable Lp decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (BAC) by 11.09% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sir Capital Management Lp acquired 436,900 shares as Enerplus Corp (ERF)'s stock declined 10.68%. The institutional investor held 83,796 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.83M, down from 91,973 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $48.95. (AAPL)'s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $540,924. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

The data from the past twelve months tells a similar story: insiders executed 4 buys and 97 sells, and ownership decreased by a net of 3.15 million shares. Also, insider Eduardo H. Cue sold 65,361 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. 15,642 shares were sold by Riccio Daniel J., worth $2.42M. FEDERIGHI CRAIG also sold $9.98 million worth of Apple Inc. On Thursday, August 24 the insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million. $8.79 million worth of Apple Inc. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Aspen Inv Incorporated reported 4,727 shares. Wealthfront holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Finally, Macquarie reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $180.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research note on Monday, September 11th. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 2.56 million shares or 3.2% of all its holdings. According to today's trading volume Synergy Pharmaceuticals, BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AAPL. Cim Limited Liability Corporation invested 4.74% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. The Nebraska-based Jrm Invest Counsel Lc has invested 3.48% in Apple Inc. Jnba Fincl Advisors owns 8,308 shares or 0.29% of their USA portfolio. The stock stands almost -1.61% off versus the 52-week high and 49.7% away from the 52-week low. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moore Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.83% in Apple Inc. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Bessemer Gp reported 0% stake. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3. Rbf Capital Lc invested in 0.13% or 2,800 shares. (NASDAQ:GROW). Geode Capital Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 45,139 shares. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in Apple by 25.3% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30.

For the current quarter, 6 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.19/share. Apple has a 52 week low of $118.21 and a 52 week high of $177.20. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, forty-one have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 100% are positive. Rosenblatt Securities set a $180.00 price target on Apple and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. UBS maintained Apple Inc. (The) restated a buy rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, September 28. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, June 5 report. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, April 8 by Credit Suisse. The shares were sold at an average price of $174.40, for a total value of $1,004,544.00. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by First Analysis. HSBC maintained it with "Buy" rating and $193.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Manufacturers Life Insurance The stated it has 22,727 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 432.93 million shares or 1.76% less from 440.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The fund owned 38,300 shares of the iPhone maker's stock after selling 13,454 shares during the quarter. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Moreover, Huntington Commercial Bank has 0.01% invested in KKR & Co. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 26,106,175 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $3,759,849,000 after acquiring an additional 771,046 shares during the period. 7,532 were accumulated by Ferguson Wellman Mgmt Incorporated. D L Carlson Inv Inc reported 72,085 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 701 shares. North Star Asset Management holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:NWY) for 46,353 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 14,053 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Trust Na accumulated 2.36% or 214,344 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can reported 47,059 shares. Kistler holds 5,000 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. (NYSE:EMR) for 28,227 shares.

Analysts await Virco Mfg. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 15.00% or $0.06 from last year's $0.4 per share. EMR's profit will be $344.86M for 34.28 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.20. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. The stock of KKR & Co. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of TRP in report on Wednesday, July 20 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies maintained Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) rating on Friday, August 11. (NYSE:CBZ) on Tuesday, October 13 to "Neutral" rating. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, December 7. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. (NYSE:EMR) earned "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 23. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $152 target. The Company's year to date (YTD) performance is now positive at 3.01%.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $616,887 activity.

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