Analyzing Stocks on Analyst Opinion: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Tuesday, 06 Feb, 2018

The institutional investor held 83,463 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.86M, down from 171,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $64.61. About 45.60M shares traded or 34.59% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been assigned a $174.00 target price by stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 18th. Manchester Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.02% or 2,781 shares. Sterling Global Strategies Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $796.07 billion market cap company. Thomas Story & Son LLC now owns 5,650 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $871,000 after purchasing an additional 2,825 shares during the last quarter. About 9.81 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 23,456 are owned by E&G Advsrs Lp. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. Accredited Investors Inc. now owns 35,970 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $5,544,000 after buying an additional 7,461 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. 106 funds opened positions while 593 raised stakes. Smith Chas P & Pa Cpas holds 208,565 shares or 4.59% of its portfolio. Insiders own 0.06% of the company's stock. (NYSE:PFE) for 647,127 shares. Adage Prns Group Lc invested in 7.14M shares. 49,805 are owned by Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Liability. Greenwich Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 65,063 shares or 1.73% of its portfolio. Bancorpsouth Inc has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. New England Private Wealth Advisors Ltd Company reported 1.03% stake. Foster Dykema Cabot Inc Ma reported 15,396 shares. Highbridge Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, December 26 by SunTrust. Therefore 33% are positive. The Southern Company had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:NKE) on Tuesday, January 2.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Price" was originally published by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. On Monday, December 4 the stock rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 19 with "Overweight". The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $120 target. The firm offers transactional products and current accounts, term deposits, and investment accounts; personal line of credit, personal loans, student loans, and RRSP loans; financing for agriculture, real estate, and commercial industries, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises; mortgage solutions, such as variable-rate mortgage, fixed-rate mortgage, equity line of credit, mortgage insurance, and retirement line of credit; and credit and business cards, as well as equipment finance and leasing solutions. Jefferies maintained AT&T Inc.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc.

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday, January 19th. Therefore 60% are positive. Sanford C. Bernstein cut Apple from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $195.00 to $170.00 in a report on Friday.

Davidson & Garrard Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has a market cap of $803,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.33. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Friday, December 1 with "Buy". (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Thursday, September 29. Eagle Asset Management Inc sold 38,757 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, July 27 with "Outperform" rating. UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, November 1 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, June 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AAPL.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Goelzer Mngmt holds 196,128 shares or 0.83% of its portfolio. North Star Asset Mgmt reported 1.78% in Apple Inc. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md has invested 0.11% in Xylem Inc. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Apple by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. Following the sale, the insider now owns 81,560 shares in the company, valued at $14,246,900.80. Voya Inv Ltd Liability stated it has 0.67% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. Meanwhile, AAPL shares are bouncing back today, last seen up 2.1% at $159.79. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 4.89M shares stake. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its holdings in shares of Apple by 23.2% during the 1st quarter. Hall Laurie J Trustee stated it has 19,609 shares or 1.88% of all its holdings.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $73.18 million activity. Srouji Johny had sold 10,469 shares worth $1.70 million. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). North Carolina-based Jolley Asset Mgmt has invested 3.09% in Apple Inc. FEDERIGHI CRAIG had sold 63,163 shares worth $9.98 million. Napolitano Kenneth had sold 9,052 shares worth $544,578. (NASDAQ:AAPL). State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur Company has 8.17 million shares.