Opus Capital Group Has Trimmed Crane Co Com (CR) Position by $863,052; Apple Com (AAPL) Stock Price Rose While Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Has Lowered Its Position

June 13, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc Com (AAPL) by 50.7% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc sold 66,981 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 65,122 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $10.93 million, down from 132,103 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $944.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $192.09. About 695,859 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 22.56% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.99% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 17/04/2018 – Activist investor Jana hired staff for new socially responsible fund; 29/05/2018 – Broadway World: BWW TV Exclusive: Big Apple Turns Big Orange for Syracuse University at Broadway Sessions!; 27/04/2018 – Recode Daily: Amazon’s got a new Prime number – annual membership goes up to $119, from $99 Plus, Apple is exiting the Wi-Fi router business; Snapchat releases a new version of its video-recording Spectacles; and meet the women of cryptocurrency; 23/03/2018 – APPLE HAD CHALLENGED VALIDITY OF DSS PATENT ON NETWORKS; 27/03/2018 – Tech companies, like Amazon, Apple and IBM, all cover the surgery; 01/05/2018 – BREAKING: Apple announces $100B buyback program, hikes dividend by 16%; 25/03/2018 – Intl. Business Times: Apple discontinuing iPhone X amid `slowing sales,’; 07/03/2018 – Digi Music News: After Acquiring Beats for $3 Billion, Apple Decides to Develop Its Own Pair of Headphones; 25/04/2018 – `NO POT OF GOLD’ FOR IRELAND ON APPLE ARREARS: FIN MINISTER; 22/04/2018 – There was apparently an Apple iPhone X color that was never put on the market

Opus Capital Group Llc decreased its stake in Crane Co Com (CR) by 24.73% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opus Capital Group Llc sold 9,381 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.56% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,558 shares of the metal fabrications company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.65 million, down from 37,939 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Opus Capital Group Llc who had been investing in Crane Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.10B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $85.35. About 147,464 shares traded. Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) has risen 10.24% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.33% the S&P500. Some Historical CR News: 23/04/2018 – Crane Co: Off to ‘Solid Start’ and Continues to ‘Pursue Opportunities That Could Provide Further Upside’; 23/04/2018 – Crane Co Sees 2018 Adj EPS $4.75-Adj EPS $4.95; 24/04/2018 – Crane Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – CRANE CO CR.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $5.52 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 23/04/2018 – CRANE SEES YR ADJ. EPS $5.45-$5.65, SAW $5.35-$5.55, EST. $5.52; 23/04/2018 – CRANE 1Q ADJ EPS $1.31, EST. $1.27; 23/04/2018 – Correct: Crane Co Sees 2018 Adj EPS $5.45-Adj EPS $5.65; 23/04/2018 – Crane Co Sees 2018 EPS $4.75-EPS $4.95; 23/04/2018 – Crane Co 1Q Net $68.7M; 21/04/2018 – DJ Crane Co, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CR)

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $48.11 million activity. 69,491 shares were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W, worth $11.56 million on Tuesday, April 3. 14,976 shares were sold by Srouji Johny, worth $2.81 million. AHRENDTS ANGELA J also sold $6.75M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, May 3. $2.94M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Riccio Daniel J.. WILLIAMS JEFFREY E sold $2.90M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, May 8. LEVINSON ARTHUR D sold $6.51M worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.04, from 0.73 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 69 investors sold AAPL shares while 1039 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes. 2.86 billion shares or 3.74% less from 2.98 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Georgia-based Marco Mgmt Limited has invested 4.21% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). America First Inv Advsrs Ltd Company reported 5,694 shares stake. Stadion Money Ltd Liability reported 0.05% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Jrm Counsel Ltd Company accumulated 30,433 shares. Rfg Advisory Grp Inc Llc has invested 1.27% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Kornitzer Cap Ks reported 242,677 shares. Wedge Cap L Lp Nc has invested 0.45% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Blue Financial Cap holds 9.01% or 95,116 shares. The Virginia-based Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc has invested 1.92% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Moreover, Com Of Toledo Na Oh has 2.52% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). E&G LP holds 1.57% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 21,705 shares. The Florida-based Provise Mngmt Gp Limited Liability Co has invested 1.07% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Schmidt P J Investment Management reported 56,799 shares or 2.79% of all its holdings. Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 4.46% or 4.08M shares. National Registered Inv Advisor holds 2.79% or 33,513 shares in its portfolio.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 421 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Maxim Group. Barclays Capital maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $146 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, March 5. FBR Capital maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, August 24 with “Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 21 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. FBN Securities maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, April 27 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 11 report.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Making a New High This Week” on June 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “This Is Apple’s Rocket Fuel” published on June 12, 2018, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) To Push NFC Updates That Will Allow Users To Unlock Cars And Doors” on May 30, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple: Cash Cow Or Star?” published on June 06, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Monday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch Buttons May Get Haptic Feedback” with publication date: June 11, 2018.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.19 EPS, up 31.14% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.67 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $10.76 billion for 21.93 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $451.99 million and $457.95 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Allwrld Ex Us Etf (VEU) by 5,747 shares to 46,462 shares, valued at $2.53 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Td Ameritrade Holding Corp Com (NYSE:AMTD) by 10,150 shares in the quarter, for a total of 151,499 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Large Cap Etf (VV).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.12, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 24 investors sold CR shares while 106 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 35.27 million shares or 0.93% less from 35.60 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Mesirow Fincl Invest Management stated it has 142,980 shares or 1.3% of all its holdings. Synovus Fincl reported 5,969 shares. Quantitative Mngmt Lc owns 59,800 shares. Fiera Cap accumulated 577,355 shares or 0.25% of the stock. First City Capital Mgmt accumulated 0.79% or 11,350 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Keybank Association Oh stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0.01% invested in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) for 24,094 shares. Victory Capital Management holds 0.19% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) or 917,717 shares. Lpl Financial Lc holds 0% or 3,434 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability Company owns 15,737 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability owns 5,783 shares. Aperio Gru Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 17,403 shares. Whittier Of Nevada accumulated 1,770 shares. Reilly Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 115 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Crane (NYSE:CR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Crane had 56 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Susquehanna. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, October 15 report. The rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, May 26 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, November 17. The stock of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, December 5. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 25 by Seaport Global. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Bank of America. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 26 by Seaport Global.

Opus Capital Group Llc, which manages about $2.09 billion and $398.23 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Unsponsor by 16,200 shares to 21,600 shares, valued at $458,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab International Equity Etf (SCHF) by 189,143 shares in the quarter, for a total of 557,326 shares, and has risen its stake in Schwab Fundamental International Large Cap (FNDF).

Analysts await Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, up 15.38% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.17 per share. CR’s profit will be $80.60 million for 15.81 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Crane Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.05% EPS growth.

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