As Digital Realty Trust (DLR) Share Value Rose, Aew Capital Management LP Has Lifted by $139.34 Million Its Position; Apple (AAPL) Holder Bender Robert & Associates Has Decreased Stake by $349,888

February 23, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Jeffrey Furber increased its stake in Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR) by 295.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aew Capital Management LP bought 1.18 million shares as the company’s stock rose 10.26% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jeffrey Furber held 1.58 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $187.04 million, up from 399,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aew Capital Management LP who had been investing in Digital Realty Trust Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.916 during the last trading session, reaching $101.746. About 993,225 shares traded. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has risen 23.90% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.20% the S&P500.

Bender Robert & Associates decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 1.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bender Robert & Associates sold 2,272 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 138,624 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.37M, down from 140,896 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bender Robert & Associates who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $890.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.69% or $2.91 during the last trading session, reaching $175.41. About 25.28 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

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 has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, October 14. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, January 27 report. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Monday, March 7. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $115 target in Wednesday, July 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Wednesday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, September 11. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Monday, June 19 with “Buy”.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $27.32 million activity. Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.73M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, January 5. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78 million. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79 million worth of stock. Another trade for 268,623 shares valued at $43.15M was made by COOK TIMOTHY D on Thursday, August 24.

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. Stone Run Cap Lc owns 3,788 shares. 113,100 were reported by Markel Corp. 222,617 were reported by St Germain D J Inc. Shelton Mngmt holds 437,397 shares. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel Ltd Llc holds 4.55% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 150,192 shares. Ruggie Group Incorporated holds 5,017 shares. First Business Svcs accumulated 0.23% or 7,353 shares. Welch And Forbes Ltd holds 2.42% or 597,639 shares in its portfolio. Inspirion Wealth Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 1.03% or 13,160 shares. Roof Eidam And Maycock Adv holds 1.41% or 17,864 shares in its portfolio. Bank & Trust Of Stockton invested in 1.43% or 20,388 shares. Rdl Financial accumulated 6,616 shares. Btc Mngmt Incorporated invested 2.22% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Augustine Asset reported 79,413 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability Corp holds 1,078 shares or 0.7% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.72 EPS, up 29.52% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.80 billion for 16.12 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth.

Bender Robert & Associates, which manages about $142.65 million and $174.02M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 25,015 shares to 38,308 shares, valued at $13.36M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Aew Capital Management L P, which manages about $25.93 billion and $4.02B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Federal Realty Invs Trust (NYSE:FRT) by 18,900 shares to 820,809 shares, valued at $101.95 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) by 78,700 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 395,998 shares, and cut its stake in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR).

Investors sentiment increased to 2.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.03, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold DLR shares while 119 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 198.28 million shares or 22.83% more from 161.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisory Svcs Net Limited Company holds 0.01% or 457 shares in its portfolio. Federated Investors Inc Pa has invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). 10,083 are held by Ing Groep Nv. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Sys reported 16,641 shares. Legal & General Public Limited accumulated 0.13% or 1.48M shares. Hanseatic holds 0.05% or 359 shares. 4,316 were reported by Everence Capital Mgmt. Dearborn Prns stated it has 115,237 shares. The California-based Schwab Charles Inv has invested 0.19% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Ct Mason has invested 0.19% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 185,358 shares. Bokf Na invested in 0.03% or 9,874 shares. Nbt Retail Bank N A owns 1,731 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. First Retail Bank Of Omaha reported 0.02% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR). Bankshares Of Montreal Can has 0.01% invested in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR).

Among 22 analysts covering Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Digital Realty Trust had 83 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Tuesday, January 12. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The rating was initiated by BB&T Capital with “Underweight” on Thursday, November 12. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, June 9. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 23 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, July 19. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 8. The stock of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 1 by Wells Fargo.

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