As Mednax (MD) Stock Value Rose, Blue Harbour Group LP Upped Position; As Apple Computer W/Rts (AAPL) Valuation Declined, Holder Benchmark Capital Advisors Upped Its Position

April 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Benchmark Capital Advisors increased its stake in Apple Computer Inc W/Rts (AAPL) by 17.81% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benchmark Capital Advisors bought 2,486 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,447 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.78M, up from 13,961 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benchmark Capital Advisors who had been investing in Apple Computer Inc W/Rts for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $904.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.43% or $2.515 during the last trading session, reaching $178.335. About 12.27 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Clifton S. Robbins increased its stake in Mednax Inc (MD) by 63.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blue Harbour Group Lp bought 1.59 million shares as the company’s stock rose 2.30% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Clifton S. Robbins held 4.11 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $219.71 million, up from 2.52M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Harbour Group Lp who had been investing in Mednax Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.95 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $52.98. About 213,818 shares traded. MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) has declined 21.42% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.97% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering MEDNAX (NYSE:MD), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. MEDNAX had 51 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, May 5. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 16. The stock of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 9. Mizuho maintained MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Mizuho has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. The stock of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 8. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 2 report. The stock of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peavine Cap Ltd Liability Company stated it has 1,318 shares. Concorde Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). New England Rech & Mngmt Inc holds 1.51% or 12,463 shares. 104,026 are held by Carroll Fin Assoc. Edge Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 4.85% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The North Carolina-based Salem Invest Counselors Inc has invested 5.95% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Amica Retiree reported 30,922 shares. Fifth Third National Bank & Trust holds 2.04M shares or 2.35% of its portfolio. Spirit Of America Mgmt Ny stated it has 23,200 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Ltd holds 55,955 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Company stated it has 0.91% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd has invested 3.32% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Telos Cap accumulated 50,346 shares or 3.01% of the stock. Legal General Gru Plc owns 3.11% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 25.36M shares. Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Company reported 64,006 shares stake.

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Apple Inc. had 394 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, February 12. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Wednesday, October 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 28. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Global Equities Research on Tuesday, August 25. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 5 by UBS. Maxim Group upgraded Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, October 23 to “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, January 31 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform” on Monday, October 26. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 26.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $19.89 million activity. The insider Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.65 million.

Benchmark Capital Advisors, which manages about $225.46M and $128.19M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) by 23,575 shares to 114,493 shares, valued at $4.69 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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