Botty Investors Trimmed Stake in Apple (AAPL) by $445,060; Seagate Technology Plc (STX) Shareholder Valueact Holdings LP Lifted Holding

February 25, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Botty Investors Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 37.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Botty Investors Llc sold 2,890 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,779 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $737,000, down from 7,669 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Botty Investors Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $890.49 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.74% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $175.5. About 33.81 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Jeffrey Ubben increased its stake in Seagate Technology Plc (STX) by 55.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valueact Holdings Lp bought 7.64 million shares as the company’s stock declined 9.82% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jeffrey Ubben held 21.46M shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $711.78 million, up from 13.82M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valueact Holdings Lp who had been investing in Seagate Technology Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.76% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $53.29. About 3.21 million shares traded. Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has risen 107.16% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 90.46% the S&P500.

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. Longer Invs reported 2.41% stake. Cadinha Limited Liability owns 44,698 shares or 1.17% of their US portfolio. Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd Liability Corp has 1.12% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 19,020 shares. Diker Management Ltd has 2.19% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Timber Creek Capital Mngmt Lc has 784 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Royal Retail Bank Of Scotland Group Inc Public Limited Liability Corp stated it has 2.58% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Philadelphia Trust Communication invested 2.93% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Midas Corp holds 1.96% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 24,100 shares. Aqr Management Ltd owns 7.05 million shares. Oakwood Cap Management Ltd Liability Company Ca has invested 2.13% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Stevens First Principles Advsr holds 8,674 shares. Artemis Inv Management Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.74% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Country Club Tru Na invested in 48,073 shares. Platinum Mgmt Ltd has 0.09% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 2.67% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. Shares for $9.78M were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J on Tuesday, October 3. Another trade for 56,808 shares valued at $8.79M was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. Another trade for 268,623 shares valued at $43.15M was sold by COOK TIMOTHY D. Shares for $948,612 were sold by Srouji Johny on Monday, August 28.

Botty Investors Llc, which manages about $342.21 million and $313.93 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Regenxbio Inc by 19,018 shares to 187,038 shares, valued at $6.16M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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 $13.80B for 16.13 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.

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. Maxim Group maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Monday, June 19. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $18000 target. Goldman Sachs maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, November 3. Piper Jaffray maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Bank of America. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, August 24. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 27 report. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, September 14.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $29.78 million activity. $781,850 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) shares were sold by MURPHY JAMES J. LUCZO STEPHEN J also sold $18.79 million worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) shares. On Tuesday, January 30 the insider PARK CHONG SUP sold $218,290. Shares for $339,965 were sold by Moyo Dambisa F on Tuesday, October 24. MORTON DAVID H JR also sold $316,360 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) on Monday, October 23.

Among 34 analysts covering Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Seagate Technology Plc had 133 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, April 11 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by S&P Research given on Thursday, October 8. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight”. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, August 31. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 31. The stock of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Needham. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report.

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