Do Big Money Love Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Sentiment at 0.73

May 16, 2018 - By Darrell Taylor

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In Q4 2017 Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) big money sentiment increased to 0.73, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That’s up 0.03, from 2017Q3’s 0.7. 788 funds opened new or increased holdings, while 1073 cut down and sold holdings in Apple Inc so the sentiment improved. These funds own 2.98 billion shares, that’s up from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Apple Inc in top 10 changed to 948 from 957 for a decrease of 9. In total 50 funds closed positions, 1023 reduced and 637 increased. Also 151 funds bought new Apple Inc stakes.

Largest Apple Inc Investors

As of Q4 2017 Independent Investors Inc has 25.47% invested in Apple Inc. As of Q4 2017, 85,341 shares of Apple Inc are owned by Lyons Wealth Management Llc.. Baker Boyer National Bank reported 31,591 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc revealed 165.33 million shares position in Apple Inc. The Connecticut-based fund Dock Street Asset Management Inc looks positive on Apple Inc, possessing 218,766 shares.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government clients worldwide.The firm is valued at $924.93 billion. The firm also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.18.2 is the P/E ratio. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers.

The stock increased 0.93% or $1.74 during the last trading session, hitting $188.18.Apple Inc. has volume of 11.02M shares. Since May 16, 2017 AAPL has risen 19.49% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 7.94%.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s quarterly earnings will be revealed on August, 7., Zacks reports. Analysts have expectation on stock’s earnings per share of $2.19. That’s up 31.14 % from last year’s $1.67 earnings per share. If earnings per share of $2.19 is revealed the profit of AAPL could reach $10.76 billion giving it 21.48 P/E. After $2.73 earnings per share was revealed previous quarter, analysts now see negative EPS growth of -19.78 % for Apple Inc..

Penbrook Llc holds 4,274 shs. Daiwa Sb Invs Ltd holds 1.44% or 32,260 shs. Century reported 2.36% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability Com reported 7.09M shs stake. 107,522 were accumulated by Howe Rusling. Sanders Cap Limited Liability Com has 7.92% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Eads And Heald Invest Counsel holds 1.46% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 14,599 shs. Pnc Services reported 8.87 million shs. Primecap Co Ca has 0.12% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 921,500 shs. Lord Abbett And Co Ltd Co, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1.38 million shs. New York-based Hilton Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.41% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Steinberg Glob Asset Mgmt holds 0.81% or 33,421 shs. Edmp Incorporated invested in 6.29% or 41,672 shs. Ferguson Wellman Management reported 2.19% of its capital in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Gardner Russo And Gardner Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 1,450 shs.

Apple Inc. registered $42.88 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 8 selling transactions since December 7, 2017. On Wednesday, May 9 35,000 shs were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D, worth $6.51M. On Tuesday, May 8 $2.90 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by WILLIAMS JEFFREY E. Another trade for 38,228 shs valued at $6.75 million was made by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Thursday, May 3. $6.83 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Maestri Luca. Shares for $11.56 million were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Ratings Coverage

In total 36 analysts cover Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). “Buy” rating has 20, “Sell” are 0, while 16 are “Hold”. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has 56% bullish analysts. 83 are the (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Wednesday, January 17 Bank of America maintained the shares of AAPL in report with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, April 5 the stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup. In Friday, February 2 report Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $210.0 target. On Friday, February 2 Maxim Group maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with “Buy” rating. The stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, January 5. On Wednesday, May 2 Monness maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating. Monness has “Buy” rating and $23500 target. The stock rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Buy” on Monday, February 5. In Tuesday, April 3 report Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22000 target. On Monday, April 30 the firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given. On Friday, February 2 the rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”.

For more Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news published recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Streetinsider.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Apple – Still A Buy?” published on May 14, 2018, “Highlights from Appaloosa’s Q1” on May 15, 2018, “Apple’s Dividend: An Opportunity Wasted” with a publish date: May 15, 2018, “JANA Shows New Stakes in Apple (AAPL), Boston Scientific (BSX), Dropbox (DBX), iQIYI (IQ) (more..) -13F” and the last “Why I Am Buying Apple” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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