As Apple (AAPL) Valuation Rose, Holder American National Registered Investment Advisor Has Decreased Its Stake by $2.27 Million; Spc Financial Has Decreased Its Holding in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) as Market Value Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 28.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc sold 14,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,518 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.63 million, down from 51,243 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $877.37B market cap company. The stock increased 3.31% or $5.55 during the last trading session, reaching $172.92. About 40.21M shares traded or 20.94% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Spc Financial Inc decreased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by 24.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Spc Financial Inc sold 6,720 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 21,045 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.92M, down from 27,765 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Spc Financial Inc who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $206.99B market cap company. The stock increased 1.77% or $1.4256 during the last trading session, reaching $82.1056. About 5.50 million shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Greatmark Inv holds 0.62% or 17,944 shares. Moreover, Bowen Hanes And Com has 0.25% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 58,381 shares. Fairfield Bush And invested in 1.41% or 49,653 shares. Laurel Grove Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.13% or 2,838 shares in its portfolio. Jacobus Wealth Mngmt invested 0.07% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Altfest L J Com holds 0.61% or 13,841 shares. Spectrum Asset Mgmt (Nb Ca) has 0.23% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 2,923 shares. Dowling Yahnke Ltd invested in 80,426 shares or 0.74% of the stock. Kcm Advsrs Ltd has 1.68% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). One Cap Limited Liability Co accumulated 30,378 shares. Crestwood Advsrs Grp Ltd Company stated it has 57,027 shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Nadler Financial Group invested in 3,733 shares. Motco invested in 94,251 shares. Rfg Advisory Gru Limited Liability Company holds 0.26% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 4,537 shares. Verity Verity Lc owns 56,643 shares for 1.5% of their portfolio.

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 77 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 19. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31. Sterne Agee CRT initiated The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Tuesday, July 21 with “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Thursday, October 29. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $61.0 target. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 26 by Morgan Stanley. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $84 target in Wednesday, January 27 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 15 by B. Riley & Co.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $3.16 million activity. FergusonMchugh MaryLynn sold $321,221 worth of stock. $558,042 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) was sold by Moeller Jon R. Schomburger Jeffrey K had sold 2,170 shares worth $199,728. Shares for $77,130 were sold by Abdelfattah Mohamed Samir Abdelrazek. 10,192 The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares with value of $886,441 were sold by Fish Kathleen B. Giovanni Ciserani had sold 4,589 shares worth $422,374.

Spc Financial Inc, which manages about $599.57M and $403.91M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (SOXX) by 2,370 shares to 77,922 shares, valued at $12.36M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Powershares Etf Trust Ii (PIE) by 45,355 shares in the quarter, for a total of 215,980 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IYW).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Edgemoor Investment Advsr owns 4.21% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 202,118 shares. 6,872 were accumulated by Summit Fincl Strategies Incorporated. Brave Asset Management Incorporated holds 2.3% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 28,483 shares. Brown Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability has 28,652 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Joel Isaacson & Limited Company stated it has 2.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The Pennsylvania-based Dt Investment Prtn Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Croft holds 2% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 54,739 shares. Essex Financial holds 3.66% or 96,672 shares in its portfolio. Ct Mason invested in 3.73% or 66,556 shares. Fulton Retail Bank Na invested in 139,986 shares. Berkshire Money Mgmt, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1,485 shares. Weitz Inc reported 140 shares. Overbrook holds 1.89% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 54,159 shares. Albion Fin Grp Inc Ut invested 2.13% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Psagot Invest House invested 0.32% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $70.47 million activity. $8.79M worth of stock was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, October 3. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, August 24. Riccio Daniel J. sold 15,641 shares worth $2.73 million. $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by KONDO CHRIS on Tuesday, August 15. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78 million.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 377 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, August 25 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Friday, January 20. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $155 target in Friday, September 11 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, August 27. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Hold” rating by Nomura on Tuesday, February 13. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 16 by CLSA. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Friday, September 22. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Rosenblatt on Tuesday, November 21 with “Buy”.

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