Ls Investment Advisors Upped Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) Position By $1.11 Million; Birch Hill Investment Advisors Has Trimmed Its Apple (AAPL) Holding

February 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 1.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc sold 3,127 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc holds 179,965 shares with $27.74 million value, down from 183,092 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $874.91 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $172.43. About 40.18 million shares traded or 17.89% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Ls Investment Advisors Llc increased Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK) stake by 32.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ls Investment Advisors Llc acquired 7,405 shares as Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK)’s stock rose 7.82%. The Ls Investment Advisors Llc holds 30,302 shares with $4.58M value, up from 22,897 last quarter. Stanley Black & Decker Inc now has $24.50 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $159.77. About 1.08 million shares traded or 5.54% up from the average. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has risen 21.56% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.86% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $70.47 million activity. 10,469 shares valued at $1.70 million were sold by Srouji Johny on Wednesday, August 16. Shares for $2.65 million were sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Thursday, December 7. $9.78 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. 268,623 shares were sold by COOK TIMOTHY D, worth $43.15 million. The insider KONDO CHRIS sold 6,209 shares worth $1.01M. $8.79M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. 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. Flossbach Von Storch Ag reported 134,480 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Usa) Corp has 62,500 shares. Glob X Company Lc has invested 0.15% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Thomas Story And Son Limited Liability holds 5,650 shares or 0.47% of its portfolio. Marathon Trading Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 633,624 shares or 11.11% of its portfolio. Riverpark Cap Ltd Liability reported 175,050 shares. Ssi Inv Mgmt holds 12,835 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 2.95% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The United Kingdom-based Origin Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 1.54% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hallmark Capital Management Inc accumulated 3.11% or 160,422 shares. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insur Comm has invested 1.69% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Schwartz Invest Counsel Inc invested in 3,330 shares. Culbertson A N Co Inc has invested 3.84% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Harvey Invest Limited Co, Kentucky-based fund reported 2,377 shares. Gabalex Limited stated it has 125,000 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 378 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, January 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, July 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, August 16 by Rosenblatt. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Wednesday, August 2. The company was maintained on Friday, September 11 by Nomura. Bernstein maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, September 13. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $175.0 target. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray. Maxim Group maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 6 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 31.

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc increased Potash Corp Sask Inc (NYSE:POT) stake by 362,973 shares to 635,853 valued at $12.23M in 2017Q3. It also upped General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 19,561 shares and now owns 655,707 shares. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) was raised too.

Ls Investment Advisors Llc decreased Duke Realty Investments Inc (NYSE:DRE) stake by 18,826 shares to 19,442 valued at $560,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 3,823 shares and now owns 136,383 shares. Tjx Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) was reduced too.

Among 25 analysts covering Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Stanley Black & Decker had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, April 21. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 17 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 23 by Credit Agricole. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The stock of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) earned “Buy” rating by Zelman on Wednesday, October 18. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 28 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 24 by JP Morgan. The stock of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Buckingham Research. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 25 report.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $16.53 million activity. Ansell Jeffrey D also sold $1.84 million worth of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) shares. Shares for $1.03M were sold by Wyatt John H on Friday, September 8. 10,432 shares valued at $1.57M were sold by VOELKER JOSEPH R on Tuesday, September 19. Another trade for 70,531 shares valued at $11.41 million was sold by LOREE JAMES M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 42 investors sold SWK shares while 200 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 127.17 million shares or 1.16% more from 125.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Teachers Retirement invested in 264,794 shares. World Asset Mngmt reported 0.08% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Massachusetts-based Bollard Gru Limited Liability Com has invested 0.32% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Georgia-based Atlantic Trust Gp Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Veritable Limited Partnership stated it has 4,399 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Putnam Fl Inv Management holds 110,765 shares or 1.59% of its portfolio. Prelude Capital Mngmt Limited Liability owns 1,145 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Chevy Chase Trust Holdg Inc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) for 134,738 shares. Manchester Capital Management Ltd accumulated 703 shares. Hilltop has 0.06% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Davidson Kempner Cap Ltd Partnership reported 1.01% stake. Fred Alger Incorporated accumulated 1.48M shares or 1.05% of the stock. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.02% or 135,066 shares in its portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset LP has invested 0.19% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Exane Derivatives holds 0% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) for 1 shares.

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