Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Were Analysts Bearish Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) This Week?

Nellie Chapman | 16 February, 2018, 09:13

The Next Financial Group Inc holds 90,685 shares with $14.24M value, up from 87,387 last quarter. Apple Inc. The company has a market cap of $877,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.33. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $135.7. About 34.68M shares traded or 4.30% up from the average. Nuveen Select Maturities Munici (NIM) has declined 5.74% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Next Financial Group Inc decreased Ishares Tr (AGG) stake by 2,828 shares to 2,962 valued at $325,000 in 2017Q3. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 911 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $131,000 after acquiring an additional 78 shares in the last quarter. Primecap Management Company who had been investing in Caterpillar Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.98% or $4.9936 during the last trading session, reaching $172.3636. 8,657 are held by Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 314,529 shares. (NYSE:SLG) has risen 3.99% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. First Bancshares Of Omaha reported 280,404 shares. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Apple by 9.4% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:CAT) on Tuesday, January 30. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 112,771 shares of company stock worth $19,419,429.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Tx stated it has 203,444 shares. 21 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 101.20 million shares or 1.31% less from 102.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Auxier Asset holds 0.24% or 7,755 shares in its portfolio. Swiss State Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 281,200 shares. Skylands Cap Limited Liability Corp has 0.91% invested in Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) for 88,025 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Riverbridge Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 41,592 shares or 0.13% of the stock. (NYSE:CF) for 91,105 shares. Harvey Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.07% or 2,377 shares. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 81,560 shares in the company, valued at $14,224,064. Hyman Charles D holds 2.25% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Advsrs Asset Management Incorporated stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:CAT) or 10,781 shares.

Still. "Importantly for Apple, and despite the overall share loss vs. peers, adoption of the iPhone X continued to accelerate in the latest period, accounting for over 3% of the iPhone active installed base in China", the analysts write. 28,405 were reported by Invest Incorporated. (NYSE:CAT) for 5,883 shares. Quebec - Canada-based Public Sector Pension Invest Board has invested 0% in Owens Corning (NYSE:OC). Usa Finance Portformulas holds 46,085 shares. Brouwer Janachowski Limited Liability has invested 0.24% in Apple Inc. Apple makes up 3.0% of Wesbanco Bank Inc.'s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 6. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Owens Corning (NYSE:OC). The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 23. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Hold" rating by Mizuho on Thursday, January 18. Susquehanna maintained it with "Buy" rating and $155 target in Wednesday, October 28 report.

Diker Management Llc, which manages about $674.54M and $248.42 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sothebys (NYSE:BID) by 50,000 shares to 140,000 shares, valued at $6.46 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 17.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Morgan Stanley analysts say in a new research note that Apple grew its iPhone market share in China during the last three months of 2017. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $0.63 per share. Therefore 66% are positive. IDEX Corporation had 53 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Negative" rating by OTR Global given on Thursday, January 19. Pacific Crest maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, October 13 with "Overweight" rating. Exchange Mgmt Inc reported 2.72% in Apple Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Canaccord Genuity. Oppenheimer maintained Apple Inc. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was upgraded by Maxim Group. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $161.00 price target for the company. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sell" on Thursday, November 2. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $70.47 million activity. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Srouji Johny. Shares for $2.42 million were sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Thursday, October 5. On Thursday, August 24 the insider COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million. The hedge fund held 4.96 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.08M, up from 4.25 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. KONDO CHRIS had sold 6,209 shares worth $1.01M on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1034 reduced holdings.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. 17,671 are owned by Ativo Cap Ltd Com. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Rice Hall James & Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Apple Inc. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Hldgs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on AAPL shares. Diversified Tru has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. South Dakota Inv Council accumulated 1.14M shares or 3.55% of the stock. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Edgestream Prns Ltd Partnership has 2.81% invested in Apple Inc. Rbo And Lc invested in 2.5% or 62,320 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, August 24.