Apple (AAPL) Earns Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

Apple (AAPL) Earns Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

The institutional investor held 47,132 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.26 million, up from 24,916 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 2.44% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $39.07. About 17.93M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.60% the S&P500.

(AAPL) stake by 8.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The institutional investor held 100,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.52M, up from 50,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wedge Capital Management L LP who had been investing in Epr Properties for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.42B market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.1357 during the last trading session, reaching $36.6157. About 461,297 shares traded. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) has risen 0.29% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.96 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. Boston Advisors LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $177,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 104 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. Ahl Llp accumulated 0.02% or 32,908 shares. Bluestein R H stated it has 4.57% in Apple Inc. Tennessee-based Wunderlich Managemnt has invested 1.39% in Apple Inc. Fernwood Investment Mgmt Ltd Company holds 1.23% or 12,773 shares. Scotia Inc holds 1.78% or 811,029 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). St Johns Invest Co Limited Liability Corp holds 25,854 shares or 2.92% of its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership has 72,000 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Gabelli Funds Limited, New York-based fund reported 604,500 shares. Tru reported 1.51% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. Cwm Ltd Liability invested in 6,939 shares. Riggs Asset Managment owns 13,100 shares.

Alesco Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.02 billion and $1.63 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IJR) by 15,639 shares to 2.21 million shares, valued at $164.17 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. 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 stock. Therefore 47% are positive. The TJX Companies had 66 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AT&T Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, October 12 by Morgan Stanley. Rosenblatt Securities restated a hold rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Apple in a report on Sunday, October 15th. Nomura maintained AT&T Inc. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Friday, December 16 to "Neutral". Susquehanna has "Buy" rating and $7500 target.

In other news, insider Johny Srouji sold 10,368 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. (NYSE:T) rating on Monday, April 18. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, October 1 by Drexel Hamilton.

Whittier Trust Co, which manages about $2.74B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New Com (NYSE:TJX) by 6,348 shares to 203,118 shares, valued at $14.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Analysts expect that Apple Inc. will post $8.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Bailard holds 2.04% or 173,558 shares. Therefore 67% are positive. Apple Inc. had 344 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Private Asset Management Inc. now owns 111,271 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $16,025,000 after buying an additional 3,333 shares during the period. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 26. Apple accounts for 5.1% of Armstrong Shaw Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, June 21. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 27 by Maxim Group. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 24. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform". UBS Group set a $190.00 target price on Apple and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Sterling Capital Management Ltd Liability reported 0.33% stake.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Princeton Port Strategies Grp Inc Limited Liability, a New Jersey-based fund reported 71,432 shares. 42,695 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Can. First Interstate Bancorp stated it has 3.67% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Family Mgmt Corp stated it has 101,801 shares or 10.75% of all its holdings. Finally, Armbruster Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Apple by 9.4% during the second quarter. Foster Dykema Cabot And Co Inc Ma holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTX) was sold by KINGSLEY ALFRED D on Monday, July 31. Millennium holds 0% or 94,774 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Fcm Tx has 0.16% invested in Apple Inc. Adage Capital Prns Grp invested in 907,882 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Coe Mngmt Ltd Liability Co owns 46,315 shares or 1.04% of their United States portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 2.67% in Apple Inc. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. Biondo Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 5.56% in Apple Inc. AAPL's profit will be $19.08B for 11.67 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.20.

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