Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.07

Velma Reese | 18 March, 2018, 21:54

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 11,991,909 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $1,727,075,000 after acquiring an additional 2,132,900 shares during the last quarter. About 14.20 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Montag & Caldwell Llc decreased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc (TJX) by 5.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 6,186 Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) shares with value of $154,031 were sold by CLARK JOHN H. The institutional investor held 46,227 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.00 million, down from 48,572 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Peak6 Investments Lp who had been investing in Carlyle Group LP (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.73B market cap company.

Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 0 analyst (s) whereas last month 1 analyst (s) have given outperform rating. About 1.72 million shares traded or 15.40% up from the average. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.22% the S&P500.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. During the same period last year, the business earned $3.36 EPS. analysts forecast that Apple Inc. will post 11.43 earnings per share for the current year. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Pittenger & Anderson Inc.'s holdings in Apple were worth $9,506,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The company has a market capitalization of $928,910.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.22. Therefore 36% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Tuesday, September 19. Apple Inc now has $913.22 billion valuation. Finally, Longbow Research lowered Apple from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was initiated by Standpoint Research with "Buy". The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by CLSA with "Buy" on Thursday, March 10. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, January 27 with "Overweight" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 31. Bank of America maintained Apple Inc. Macquarie set a $188.00 price objective on Apple and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th.

Investors of record on Monday, February 12th were issued a dividend of $0.63 per share. Its down 0.07, from 1.78 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. Rand Wealth Llc sold 4,647 shares as the company's stock rose 3.62% with the market. Bouchey Group reported 78,261 shares or 3.78% of all its holdings. Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Biogen Inc.

Apple (AAPL) opened at $179.98 on Thursday.

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Edgewood Management LLC trimmed its stake in Apple Inc. Millennium Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 1.11M shares.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on AAPL shares. Carderock Cap Mgmt Inc owns 50,492 shares. Finally, Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc. raised its position in Apple by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. lifted its holdings in Apple by 0.3% during the second quarter. Citigroup reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Oklahoma-based Gibraltar has invested 9.79% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) for 97,414 shares. Advisory Net Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 7,300 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 51,490 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.61% or 9,636 shares. Shares for $416,802 were sold by STEPHENS MEL on Friday, September 22. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. Legal & General Gru Public Limited Liability Company stated it has 3.06% in Apple Inc. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78M worth of stock or 63,388 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. Therefore 55% are positive. Target Corporation had 88 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 22. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $205.0 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, August 8 with "Overweight". Nomura maintained Apple Inc. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by Robert W. Baird. (NYSE:R) rating on Tuesday, February 20. HARRIS WALTER L also sold $13,541 worth of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) on Thursday, March 1. Bernstein maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, June 12 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 47 investors sold FNSR shares while 58 reduced holdings. 550.02 million shares or 0.12% less from 550.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,883,754 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $598,497,000 after purchasing an additional 3,841,842 shares during the last quarter. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 32 shares. Cambridge Research invested in 13,535 shares. Moreover, Levin Strategies Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 38,000 shares. They expect $1.38 EPS, up 14.05% or $0.17 from last year's $1.21 per share. Riverpoint Mngmt Ltd Co reported 2,636 shares stake. Quantres Asset has 0.79% invested in PepsiCo, Inc. First Personal Fincl owns 35 shares. Cibc World Corp holds 98,937 shares. Insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock.

Focused Investors Llc increased its stake in Cbs Corporation (CBS) by 43.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 20,003,587 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $2,880,992,000 after buying an additional 15,018,790 shares during the last quarter. AAPL's profit will be $13.75 billion for 16.42 P/E if the $2.71 EPS becomes a reality.

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