Marsico Capital Management Stake In Gartner (IT) Was Raised; Apple (AAPL) Shareholder Sentry Select Capital Has Decreased Its Position

February 22, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Sentry Select Capital Corp decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 6.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentry Select Capital Corp sold 5,840 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 83,960 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.94 million, down from 89,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentry Select Capital Corp who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $879.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.28% or $2.19 during the last trading session, reaching $173.26. About 16.77 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Marsico Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Gartner Inc (IT) by 51.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marsico Capital Management Llc bought 13,129 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,816 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.83 million, up from 25,687 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marsico Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Gartner Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.74% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $116.09. About 303,845 shares traded. Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) has risen 15.57% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.13% the S&P500.

Marsico Capital Management Llc, which manages about $17.14B and $2.49B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 16,141 shares to 729,854 shares, valued at $142.94 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hdfc Bank Ltd (NYSE:HDB) by 3,357 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,100 shares, and cut its stake in Qiagen Nv.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.50, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 26 investors sold IT shares while 114 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 85.00 million shares or 4.01% more from 81.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Finance has 0.11% invested in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT). Sei Invs Commerce reported 193,589 shares. Chilton Investment Ltd Llc has 0.82% invested in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) for 170,342 shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt has invested 0.02% in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT). Bbva Compass Savings Bank Incorporated invested in 0.06% or 7,685 shares. Moreover, Wells Fargo & Company Mn has 0.04% invested in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT). 2,391 were accumulated by Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund. Eagle Asset Mgmt holds 0.02% or 25,725 shares in its portfolio. Howland Capital Limited Liability Corporation owns 10,000 shares. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Limited Co holds 0.81% or 439,622 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 133,822 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. The Japan-based Nomura Holdg Inc has invested 0% in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 24,607 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability owns 0% invested in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) for 2,815 shares. Moreover, Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability has 0.04% invested in Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $899,003 activity. Kranich Robin B also sold $899,003 worth of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Gartner Inc had 48 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 4, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) rating on Friday, January 19. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $155.0 target. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 6 to “Outperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of IT in report on Monday, January 22 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The stock of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 23 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 8 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, November 10. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 9 to “Overweight”.

Sentry Select Capital Corp, which manages about $9.88B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 333,000 shares to 5.85 million shares, valued at $475.89 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 2,233 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,004 shares, and has risen its stake in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:MIC).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $27.32 million activity. $8.79M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. The insider Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.42 million. Another trade for 268,623 shares valued at $43.15 million was made by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, August 24. 63,388 shares were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J, worth $9.78 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Advisor Prtn Limited Liability Company invested in 3.48% or 114,881 shares. Warren Averett Asset Management Lc has 28,982 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Carroll Associates has 113,036 shares for 2% of their portfolio. Advisors Ok has invested 1.69% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Renaissance Grp Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 58,606 shares. Westwood Hldg Grp reported 0.39% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cap Counsel Ltd Llc Ny reported 29,106 shares. Bonness Enterp Incorporated holds 1.62% or 14,735 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Co invested 0.62% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Primecap Mgmt Ca accumulated 918,500 shares. New England Private Wealth Advisors Ltd has 1.03% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 22,337 shares. Ohio-based Truepoint Incorporated has invested 0.44% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Farmers & Merchants Invs holds 1.89% or 155,876 shares in its portfolio. Eulav Asset holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 34,000 shares. Country Club Na has invested 1.02% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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