Apple INC (AAPL) Share Price Rose While Employees Retirement System Of Texas Cut by $9.23 Million Its Position

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.71 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.02, from 0.69 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 57 investors sold AAPL shares while 1002 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 622 raised stakes. 2.77 billion shares or 3.26% less from 2.86 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Busey holds 4.27% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 232,914 shares. Hendley And invested in 49,128 shares or 4.88% of the stock. Wright Invsts Service, Connecticut-based fund reported 47,799 shares. The New Mexico-based Thornburg Inv Inc has invested 0.37% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Buckhead Capital Management Ltd Liability Com holds 2.96% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 48,415 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Scotland Group Public Limited Co reported 48,576 shares. Albion Fincl Gru Ut accumulated 3% or 112,370 shares. 101,263 are held by Carroll Associates. Bedell Frazier Counseling holds 113,651 shares or 6.17% of its portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Barton Management has invested 0.15% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Haverford Financial Services invested in 5.3% or 76,214 shares. Davis R M, a Maine-based fund reported 419,623 shares. Boulegeris Investments accumulated 31,703 shares or 2.93% of the stock. Olstein Capital Management Limited Partnership reported 2.48% stake. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested 0.78% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since May 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $7.85 million activity. $2.98 million worth of stock was sold by WILLIAMS JEFFREY E on Monday, July 9. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $1.24M. KONDO CHRIS sold $647,520 worth of stock.

Employees Retirement System Of Texas decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 5.4% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Employees Retirement System Of Texas sold 49,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 873,800 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $161.75M, down from 923,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Employees Retirement System Of Texas who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $847.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $178.58. About 39.53M shares traded or 2.50% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 37.43% since December 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.81% the S&P500.

Employees Retirement System Of Texas, which manages about $7.43B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 95,960 shares to 355,950 shares, valued at $30.47M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Oasis Pete Inc New (NYSE:OAS) by 275,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 367,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Smartwatch Showdown: Apple (AAPL) vs. Fitbit (FIT) – Nasdaq” on November 08, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple Stock May Not Just Be Getting Cheaper – Seeking Alpha” published on November 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple: Ignore The Noise – Seeking Alpha” on November 13, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Apple (AAPL)’s Drop on Earnings Is, As Usual, An Opportunity – Nasdaq” published on November 02, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 11/26/2018: IPAS, VIOT, AAPL, ESLT, LOGI – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 26, 2018.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Apple has $310 highest and $175 lowest target. $228.22’s average target is 27.80% above currents $178.58 stock price. Apple had 35 analyst reports since June 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 27 by Bank of America. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 20 by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America downgraded Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Friday, November 2. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $220 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Monday, July 23. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $184 target. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 2. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $247 target in Thursday, September 13 report. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 27 by Wedbush. Citigroup maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, August 2 with “Buy” rating.

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