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Morgan Stanley Increases Stake in Apple INC (AAPL)

The Lafleur & Godfrey Llc holds 182,162 shares with $26.24M value, down from 196,532 last quarter.

Recent insider trends for Apple Inc. The stock declined 0.10% or $0.16 reaching $155.23 per share. Short interest grew 8,991,918 over that timeframe. SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) has risen 6.57% since October 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. About 12.94M shares traded. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) has risen 84.07% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.50% the S&P500.

Apple Inc., launched on January 3, 1977, designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. Stephens maintained RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 77% are positive. On September 6 Nomura kept the stock rating at "Buy" and raised the price expectation to $185.00 from $175.00. The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, September 5. Nomura upgraded the shares of NTDOY in report on Friday, October 14 to "Buy" rating. Needham maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Tuesday, June 6 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, December 16 by PiperJaffray. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 11. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 17 with "Overweight". Brean Capital maintained Apple Inc. Benchmark maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, February 27 report. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $140 target.

The company is so far trading down from yesterday's close of 155.39.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.68 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.50, from 1.5 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 22 investors sold RealPage Inc shares while 39 reduced holdings.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. 15,399 were accumulated by Planning Alternatives Adv. Quantres Asset stated it has 0.82% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, May 9. Rosenbaum Jay D stated it has 4.24% in Apple Inc. Equitec Proprietary Mkts Limited Liability has invested 0.08% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 45,000 shares. Zeke Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.73% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Cardinal reported 30 shares. Hilton Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 0.37% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). M Kraus & has 0.2% invested in Apple Inc. The dividend payment was $0.630 per share for the quarter or $2.52 on an annualized basis. Westpac holds 0% or 514,817 shares in its portfolio. Washington-based Brighton Jones Lc has invested 1.18% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "This Apple Inc". (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 125,020 shares. Hallmark Cap Management Incorporated holds 157,623 shares or 3.04% of its portfolio. Kidder Stephen W reported 4.17% of its portfolio in Apple Inc.

Since April 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $54.79 million activity. On Thursday, May 4 AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $11.10M worth of Apple Inc. "Separately, CEO COOK TIMOTHY D Sell 268623 shares of the company at a price of $160.63 on 2017-08-28". Cue Eduardo H sold $6.92M worth of Apple Inc. Srouji Johny sold 10,000 shares worth $1.53 million. Riccio Daniel J. sold $1.86 million worth of stock or 11,949 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, May 16.

Morgan Stanley, which manages about $60.09 billion and $331.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 78,768 shares to 457,070 shares, valued at $57.61 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also upped Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) stake by 64,635 shares and now owns 296,926 shares. Trinity Inds Inc (NYSE:TRN) was reduced too. Pettyjohn Wood And White holds 27,298 shares or 1.46% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Limited owns 4.23 million shares or 0.65% of their United States portfolio.

Invesco Municipal Income Opportunities Trust is a diversified closed-end management investment company. Pacad Invest Limited owns 0.26% invested in Apple Inc. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc, a California-based fund reported 20,896 shares.

More interesting news about Apple Inc. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $8.81 and is estimated to be $9.01 for the current year with 5,165,228,000 shares now outstanding. AAPL's profit will be $9.66B for 20.75 P/E if the $1.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by SurModics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -111.11% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Dave & Busters's analysts are positive. August 2 investment analysts at UBS maintained a company rating of "Buy" and moved up the price target to $180.00 from $127.00. PLAY was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 12, 2016. Wells Fargo has "Hold" rating and $14000 target.



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