Lau Associates Has Upped By $917,568 Its Apple (AAPL) Stake; Great Western Bancorporation (GWB)’s Sentiment Is 1.13

November 15, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is a full-service regional bank holding company. The company has market cap of $2.30 billion. The Firm is the holding firm of the Great Western Bank . It has a 15.92 P/E ratio. As of September 30, 2016, the Company served clients through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Lau Associates Llc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 11.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Lau Associates Llc acquired 6,372 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Lau Associates Llc holds 62,324 shares with $8.98 million value, up from 55,952 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $867.39B valuation. The stock declined 1.40% or $2.4 reaching $168.94 on the news. About 497,533 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.68 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.64 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 62 investors sold AAPL shares while 1068 reduced holdings. 129 funds opened positions while 634 raised stakes. 3.06 billion shares or 2.38% less from 3.13 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Guardian reported 30,359 shares. Liberty Capital Mngmt invested 2.83% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Paradigm Fincl Advsr Ltd Liability Company stated it has 7.2% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Locust Wood Cap Advisers Lc stated it has 175,564 shares. 7.06 million are owned by Clearbridge Limited Liability Corp. 17,227 are held by Foothills Asset Mngmt Limited. Lourd Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 34,297 shares. Seizert Prtnrs Limited Liability Co, Michigan-based fund reported 419,345 shares. Roberts Glore & Co Il owns 2.53% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 26,333 shares. Webster National Bank & Trust N A owns 100,928 shares. Quantres Asset Mgmt Ltd stated it has 8,800 shares. Davenport & Ltd Liability Co stated it has 382,307 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lucas Cap holds 4.4% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 42,185 shares. Lumina Fund Ltd Llc invested 1.85% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Scott And Selber Inc holds 4.64% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 53,365 shares.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $22.49 million activity. Cue Eduardo H also sold $6.92M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, May 22. Riccio Daniel J. also sold $1.86 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. Shares for $1.53 million were sold by Srouji Johny. FEDERIGHI CRAIG also sold $9.91 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. 4,757 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $735,898 were sold by Maestri Luca.

Among 49 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Apple Inc. had 329 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Friday, July 21. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy” on Monday, April 4. FBN Securities maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Mizuho upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, January 11 report. Drexel Hamilton maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Friday, June 2. Drexel Hamilton has “Buy” rating and $20200 target. Argus Research maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 2 by Goldman Sachs. Citigroup maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Friday, September 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Needham given on Wednesday, April 6.

Jacobs Asset Management Llc holds 3.16% of its portfolio in Great Western Bancorp Inc for 383,468 shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 166,070 shares or 3.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id has 1.46% invested in the company for 321,928 shares. The Missouri-based Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. has invested 1.31% in the stock. Mesirow Financial Investment Management, a Alabama-based fund reported 432,370 shares.

About shares traded. Great Western Bancorp Inc (GWB) has risen 16.28% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.42% the S&P500.

Analysts await Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.63 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.63 per share. GWB’s profit will be $37.11M for 15.50 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Great Western Bancorp Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.56% negative EPS growth.

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