Apple (AAPL) Earns Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Apple Inc. will post 11.18 earnings per share for the current year.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Apple (AAPL) Earns Buy Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies" was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Therefore 77% are positive. Investors Bancorp Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy" on Friday, September 11. Rosenblatt Securities set a $180.00 price target on Apple and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Pacific Crest maintained Apple Inc. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has 6,059 shares for 0% of their portfolio. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 800 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 716 shares during the last quarter. Also, insider Johny Srouji sold 10,368 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. UBS maintained Facebook, Inc. The stock has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research.

The average 1-year price target for Apple Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, September 11 by Brean Capital. Nomura set a $175.00 target price on shares of Apple and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Thompson Inv Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with "Hold". As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 2.13 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Mount Vernon Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 134,480 shares. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 2.92% invested in Apple Inc. Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) has risen 13.02% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 524,687 shares. 4,000 were accumulated by Aristotle Management Limited Company. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Parus (Uk) stated it has 13.56% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. The New York-based Tower Rech Limited Liability Corp (Trc) has invested 0% in BioTime, Inc. Cwm Ltd Liability invested in 6,939 shares. 99,534 are held by Grisanti Capital Lc. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $1,907,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Highlander Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 23,950 shares or 0.26% of its portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $93.68 million activity. Another trade for 31,625 shares valued at $5.00M was sold by SEWELL D BRUCE. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 128,412 shares of company stock worth $22,115,155. $420,000 worth of BioTime, Inc. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78 million. Hefty Wealth Partners increased its holdings in Apple by 27.6% during the second quarter. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management Corp owns 257,600 shares. It also increased its holding in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3,389 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,076 shares, and has risen its stake in Texas Instrs Inc (NASDAQ:TXN). Therefore 30% are positive. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had 12 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) on Monday, October 19 to "Accumulate" rating. The firm has a market capitalization of $899,940.00, a P/E ratio of 19.07, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) on Sunday, August 6 with "Hold" rating. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of TJX in report on Thursday, February 25 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Beaufort Securities given on Friday, December 2. BTIG Research maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, March 1 with "Buy" rating. The insider FEDERIGHI CRAIG sold $9.98 million.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Invesco Ltd reported 146,784 shares. Proshare Advsrs Ltd stated it has 63,223 shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.32% invested in Apple Inc. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru And has 0.04% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. National Asset Management Incorporated holds 3.06% or 119,375 shares. Howe And Rusling accumulated 0.02% or 684 shares. Alpine Mgmt Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 37,651 shares. St Johns Ltd Com reported 25,854 shares stake. Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Com (Trc) holds 27,060 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Apple during the second quarter valued at approximately $108,000.

Webster Bank, which manages about $688.03 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hcp Inc (NYSE:HCP) by 11,150 shares to 11,826 shares, valued at $329,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Parametric Associates Lc reported 350,397 shares. Arcadia Mi invested in 55,416 shares or 2.61% of the stock. Dreman Value Management L L C holds 11,738 shares or 0.99% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Apple Inc. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.20. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $3.28 earnings per share.

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