Stevens Capital Management LP Lifted Apple (AAPL) Stake By $2.18 Million; Covington Capital Management Increased Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) Position By $876,456

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Stevens Capital Management Lp increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 18.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Stevens Capital Management Lp acquired 14,186 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Stevens Capital Management Lp holds 91,419 shares with $14.09 million value, up from 77,233 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $869.58 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.40% or $4.0094 during the last trading session, reaching $171.3794. About 25.30 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Covington Capital Management increased Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) stake by 8.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Covington Capital Management acquired 12,173 shares as Colgate Palmolive Co (CL)’s stock rose 3.95%. The Covington Capital Management holds 149,643 shares with $10.90 million value, up from 137,470 last quarter. Colgate Palmolive Co now has $61.93 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.31% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $70.53. About 930,420 shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has risen 6.23% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500.

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. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was downgraded by Needham. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 11 with “Hold”. Rosenblatt downgraded Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, January 6. Rosenblatt has “Neutral” rating and $102 target. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Nomura. Morgan Stanley maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $123 target. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by CLSA with “Buy” on Thursday, March 10. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 1 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. First Eagle Investment Limited Co owns 9,506 shares. Meritage reported 2.61% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Murphy Pohlad Asset Management Limited Liability Com, a Minnesota-based fund reported 24,388 shares. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Com holds 2.7% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 3.10M shares. Benjamin F Edwards And accumulated 66,343 shares. Excalibur Mngmt Corp holds 3.31% or 25,283 shares in its portfolio. Westfield Capital Com LP holds 2.5% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2.11M shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 107,554 shares. Kistler reported 2.08% stake. Cardinal Mngmt holds 40,564 shares or 1.97% of its portfolio. Moreover, Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has 3.87% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Acg Wealth accumulated 3.68% or 136,937 shares. 988,301 are owned by Pub Sector Pension Invest Board. Boys Arnold invested in 101,980 shares or 2.5% of the stock. Moneta Grp Invest Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.43% or 18,058 shares.

Stevens Capital Management Lp decreased Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) stake by 106,826 shares to 19,501 valued at $3.70 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Coherent Inc (NASDAQ:COHR) stake by 4,999 shares and now owns 13,008 shares. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was reduced too.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $70.47 million activity. Shares for $2.73 million were sold by Riccio Daniel J.. KONDO CHRIS also sold $1.01M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78 million. Another trade for 5,892 shares valued at $948,612 was made by Srouji Johny on Monday, August 28. $43.15 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, August 24. On Tuesday, October 3 the insider SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79 million.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive had 65 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of CL in report on Monday, January 4 to “Sector Perform” rating. Macquarie Research upgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Tuesday, December 19 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) earned “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Friday, February 26. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Friday, April 29. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $78 target in Friday, July 29 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 21 by BNP Paribas. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 6. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to “Neutral” on Friday, July 29. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by UBS. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 24 with “Hold”.

Covington Capital Management decreased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 3,345 shares to 72,253 valued at $10.71 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) stake by 3,864 shares and now owns 84,489 shares. Schwab Charles Corp New (NYSE:SCHW) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment is 0.9 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 52 investors sold CL shares while 437 reduced holdings. only 92 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 617.24 million shares or 0.04% less from 617.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pggm Invests holds 487,967 shares. Salem Inv Counselors has invested 0.86% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Mcf Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Envestnet Asset Mgmt invested in 0.05% or 311,902 shares. Karp Cap Management Corporation holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 9,566 shares. Fifth Third Bank invested in 0.08% or 158,695 shares. Riverpoint Capital Limited Liability reported 5,802 shares stake. Burns J W And Company Ny accumulated 5,180 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Cypress Capital Management Ltd Company (Wy) accumulated 4,760 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Moreover, Girard Ptnrs Limited has 0.44% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Ntv Asset Mgmt Llc reported 0.38% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Birch Hill Advsrs Limited Liability Corp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 96,885 shares. Grisanti Mgmt Limited holds 0.02% or 520 shares in its portfolio. Aull And Monroe has 40,464 shares for 1.52% of their portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt has 65,045 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $23.58 million activity. JAKOBSEN HENNING I sold $2.58M worth of stock or 36,215 shares. $539,694 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares were sold by Daniels Jennifer. 126,304 shares were sold by Wallace Noel R., worth $9.32M. 14,000 shares were sold by Marsili Daniel B, worth $1.00 million on Tuesday, August 15. MOISON FRANCK J sold $10.02 million worth of stock or 142,979 shares. On Tuesday, August 15 Verduin Patricia sold $273,868 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) or 3,833 shares. HANCOCK ELLEN M also sold $346,581 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares.

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