Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Short Interest Update

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Received Outperform Rating at BMO Capital Markets

Apple's (AAPL) Overweight Rating Setd at Morgan Stanley

The institutional investor held 620,552 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $105.02 million, down from 629,887 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lakewood Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Baidu Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $80.95B market cap company. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 40,313,026 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $5,791,369,000 after buying an additional 4,991,639 shares in the last quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $174.66, for a total value of $6,833,048.52. AAPL is uptrending and has moved 19.49% since April 21, 2017. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Roof Eidam & Maycock increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 20.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company's stock declined 3.81% with the market as Proshare Advisors Llc bought 960,152 shares. Second Curve Capital Llc who had been investing in Regional Mgmt Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $397.74M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $158.77. About 642,687 shares traded. Bristow Group Inc. (BRS) has risen 0.31% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.94% the S&P500.

Since February 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $3.37 million activity. Approximately 1.1% of the company's shares are short sold. The insider SHEAHAN MARK W sold $3.94M. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com holds 2.55% in Apple Inc. Bruce And Company reported 455,332 shares stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 25 investors sold NVR shares while 103 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 542 raised stakes. 428.07 million shares or 0.02% less from 428.17 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lederer And Invest Counsel Ca holds 5.08% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 4,970 shares. Lagoda Inv LP reported 1,226 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Hays Advisory Ltd Liability has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Montgomery Investment holds 1.36% or 19,820 shares. Thomas White stated it has 2,043 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Symphony Asset Management Limited Liability Corp owns 23,347 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Norinchukin Bancshares The has 876,141 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Pacific Global Inv Mngmt invested in 0.48% or 61,319 shares. Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Com stated it has 1.57% in Apple Inc. Sva Plumb Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.26% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 8,078 shares valued at $214,300 were bought by BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT - L.L.C. on Friday, December 29. Smead Cap holds 45,019 shares or 7.19% of its portfolio.

Among 15 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.52% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:CME) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. Vetr lowered Apple from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $186.86 price target for the company.in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Karp Capital Management Corp now owns 1,427 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $206,000 after buying an additional 22 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of GGG in report on Tuesday, January 23 to "Buy" rating. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $203.15. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was initiated by Alembic with "Neutral". UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, July 26 report.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Gulf International Financial Bank (Uk) Ltd reported 1.63 million shares or 3.51% of all its holdings. Therefore 59% are positive. CME Group had 64 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by FBN Securities with "Outperform". Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Wednesday, March 7 report. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Wells Fargo. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 7 by Rosenblatt. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Alembic. On Friday, September 16 the stock rating was maintained by CLSA with "Buy".

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $11.41 million activity. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 15,641 shares.

Investors of record on Monday, May 15th will be issued a $0.63 dividend. Its up 0.31, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved due to AAPL positioning: 50 sold and 1023 reduced. 13 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. The Delaware-based Reliance Of Delaware has invested 1.32% in Apple Inc. Cim Mangement has 1.17% invested in Apple Inc. $2.65M worth of Apple Inc.

Caledonia Investments Plc holds 5.36% of its portfolio in Bristow Group Inc. for 1.45 million shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Glenview Capital Limited Liability holds 1.26M shares or 1.15% of its portfolio. Ballentine accumulated 80,842 shares. The firm primarily invests in core infrastructure companies and assets with a focus on the utilities, transportation, energies, social infrastructure and adjacent sectors; primary PPP with a focus on greenfield projects in education, transport, healthcare; public sector accommodation sectors and low-risk energy projects with a focus on wind, solar, offshore transmission in developed markets; and mid-market economic infrastructure with a focus on low-risk energy projects. Pacad Investment owns 6,900 shares. Nvr Inc now has $11.21B valuation. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (IWR) by 9,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 253,994 shares, and cut its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH). Salem Capital Mngmt invested 0.14% in Apple Inc.

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