Gradient Investments buys $7,330,414 stake in Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) : Gradient Investments scooped up 2,551 additional shares in Apple during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 63,166 shares of Apple which is valued at $7,330,414.Apple makes up approximately 0.72% of Gradient Investments’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bouchey Financial Group Ltd reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 434 shares or 0.4% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 107,160 shares of AAPL which is valued at $12,435,918. Apple makes up approx 4.49% of Bouchey Financial Group Ltd’s portfolio.Founders Financial Securities reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 29,452 shares or 78.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,979 shares of AAPL which is valued at $910,085. Apple makes up approx 0.39% of Founders Financial Securities’s portfolio.Stokes Hubbell Capital Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 505 additional shares and now holds a total of 46,794 shares of Apple which is valued at $5,337,324. Apple makes up approx 2.22% of Stokes Hubbell Capital Management’s portfolio.North Star Asset Management Inc reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 4,477 shares or 3.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 121,003 shares of AAPL which is valued at $13,679,389. Apple makes up approx 1.54% of North Star Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Cacti Asset Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14,443 additional shares and now holds a total of 358,798 shares of Apple which is valued at $40,562,114. Apple makes up approx 4.13% of Cacti Asset Management’s portfolio.

Apple opened for trading at $117.7 and hit $118.69 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $116.3, with a gain of 0.22% or 0.25 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 6,40,41,043 shares. Company has a market cap of $626,676 M.

On the company’s financial health, Apple reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.10 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.00. The company had revenue of $50557.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $51984.35 million. The company’s revenue was down -12.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Apple. Company shares were Reiterated by Citigroup on Sep 30, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $120 .Company shares were Reiterated by Nomura on Sep 22, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 135 from a previous price target of $120 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Sep 22, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 125 from a previous price target of $120 .

Apple Inc. (Apple) designs manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices personal computers and portable digital music players and a variety of related software services peripherals networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications. The Company’s products and services include iPhone iPad Mac iPod Apple TV a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications the iOS and OS X operating systems iCloud and a variety of accessory service and support offerings. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store App StoreSM iBookstoreSM and Mac App Store. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its retail stores online stores and direct sales force as well as through third-party cellular network carriers wholesalers retailers and value-added resellers. In February 2012 the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.

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