Apple Inc. (AAPL) Short Interest Up 19.5% in February

Nichole VegaMar 12, 2018

Alpine Investment Management Llc sold 3.07 million shares as the company's stock declined 17.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 122,314 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.05M, up from 104,965 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Under Armour Inc Class A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $36.48. Shares for $3.16M were sold by Schwartz Gil D on Monday, September 11. Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) has risen 4.94% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.13% the S&P500.

Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 669.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Corda Investment Management Llc sold 6,593 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%. The institutional investor held 5,650 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $871,000, up from 2,825 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crow Point Partners LLC now owns 1,000 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $153,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. About 32.19M shares traded.

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday, March 1st. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Bouchey Financial Group Ltd, which manages about $227.31 million and $319.44M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHE) by 24,940 shares to 453,772 shares, valued at $12.21M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. About 466,675 shares traded.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $26.38 million activity. Another trade for 15,642 shares valued at $2.42M was sold by Riccio Daniel J. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Moreover, Berkshire Asset Management Llc Pa has 0.31% invested in Apple Inc. BTIG Research maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, March 1 with "Buy" rating. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Apple by 50.7% in the 4th quarter. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2,032 shares. Adage Cap Prtnrs Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 7.14 million shares. (NYSE:VZ). Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc has invested 0.23% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 92,249 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Il holds 0.98% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. SCHILLER PHILIP W had sold 56,808 shares worth $8.79 million. UBS Group set a $190.00 price objective on Apple and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Fort Lp invested in 3.45% or 91,125 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cohen Lawrence B owns 39,618 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca reported 991,207 shares stake. Beese Fulmer Inv Mngmt Inc reported 67,190 shares. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Caterpillar Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.48% negative EPS growth. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 20,003,587 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $2,880,992,000 after acquiring an additional 15,018,790 shares during the last quarter. CAT's profit will be $1.21 billion for 19.59 P/E if the $2.02 EPS becomes a reality. The iPhone maker reported $3.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.82 by $0.07.

Among 12 analysts covering Telus Corporation (NYSE:TU), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive.

Apple Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $138.62 and a fifty-two week high of $180.62. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Susquehanna. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 171,349 shares. The firm earned "Sector Weight" rating on Tuesday, January 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 20 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, May 15 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, January 11 by Oppenheimer. On Monday, December 4 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, November 3 with "Buy". Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th were paid a dividend of $0.63 per share. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, August 25 with "Market Perform" rating. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, March 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 19 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) earned "Buy" rating by Desjardins Securities on Thursday, August 11. M Partners downgraded Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) rating on Monday, October 17. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $32500 target. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. 82 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. Parkside National Bank & Trust stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 0.19% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.05% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Cap Planning Advsrs Llc has invested 1.22% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). (NASDAQ:AAPL). 143,406 are held by Norris Perne French Limited Liability Partnership Mi. Chevy Chase Tru reported 63,753 shares. 98,451 are owned by Essex Invest Mgmt Com Limited Liability. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 target price on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Advantus Cap Mgmt stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Greystone Managed Invests holds 0.8% or 117,943 shares. United Asset Strategies Inc, New York-based fund reported 45,428 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 0.06% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). It also reduced its holding in American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) by 7,889 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,391 shares, and cut its stake in Aflac Inc Com (NYSE:AFL).

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