Apple Com (AAPL) Shareholder Livingston Group Asset Management Southport Capital Management Upped Position; Sound Shore Management Has Upped Its Pfizer (PFE) Holding by $18.17 Million

May 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Livingston Group Asset Management Southport Capital Management increased its stake in Apple Inc Com (AAPL) by 13.26% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Livingston Group Asset Management Southport Capital Management bought 6,570 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 56,115 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.50M, up from 49,545 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Livingston Group Asset Management Southport Capital Management who had been investing in Apple Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $922.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.32 during the last trading session, reaching $187.63. About 16.71M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Sound Shore Management Inc increased its stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) by 9.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sound Shore Management Inc bought 504,794 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 5.84 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $211.63M, up from 5.34M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $209.42B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $35.8. About 15.25M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Sound Shore Management Inc, which manages about $6.15B and $6.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) by 445,891 shares to 3.90 million shares, valued at $162.32M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 328,561 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.91M shares, and cut its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C (BRKB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Cullinan Associate has 0.82% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 309,116 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 7.59M shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Savant Cap Limited Liability has 0.42% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Guyasuta Advisors holds 773,714 shares. Alexandria Capital Limited Liability holds 0.06% or 10,799 shares in its portfolio. Dumont And Blake Invest Advsr Ltd reported 17,181 shares. Triangle Wealth Management has invested 0.33% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Teachers Insur Annuity Association Of America, New York-based fund reported 467,400 shares. Hills Comml Bank Trust has 0.51% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 48,174 shares. Norris Perne And French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi has invested 0.05% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Professional Advisory Service holds 26,795 shares. Peoples Svcs Corporation reported 2.37% stake. Moreover, Lafayette Invests Inc has 0.24% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 18,201 shares. Telos Cap Management Inc invested 0.09% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Usa Financial Portformulas accumulated 0.59% or 67,954 shares.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $17.75 million activity. $4.76M worth of stock was sold by READ IAN C on Tuesday, May 1. On Wednesday, February 28 HILL CHARLES H sold $986,292 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) or 26,779 shares. 33,368 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares with value of $1.24 million were sold by SUSMAN SALLY. On Monday, February 26 the insider CORNWELL W DON sold $64,679. 9,510 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares with value of $353,677 were sold by LUND-JURGENSEN KIRSTEN. Dolsten Mikael sold $2.39 million worth of stock.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Pfizer had 79 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Neutral” on Friday, April 7. SunTrust maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 7 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, May 9 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the shares of PFE in report on Monday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Jefferies.

More notable recent Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “What to Look For in the Merck and Pfizer Reports Tuesday Morning” on April 30, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “How Much Pfizer Earnings Depend on a Few Brands” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Pfizer: Buy This Dip?” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pfizer (PFE) Says LYRICA Oral Solution CV Phase 3 Trial in Pediatric Epilepsy Met Primary Endpoint” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Pfizer Inc. (PFE) vs. Merck (MRK)” with publication date: May 13, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 60,567 were reported by Cibc Natl Bank Usa. Gradient Invs Limited Liability Com owns 14,918 shares. Guardian Co has invested 1.27% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Sg Americas Secs Limited Com reported 162,959 shares. Halsey Assocs Inc Ct invested in 157,147 shares or 4.54% of the stock. 91,935 are owned by M&R Cap. The Maine-based Bath Savings Tru has invested 4.85% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Violich Mngmt Inc accumulated 112,082 shares or 4.83% of the stock. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 28.58 million shares or 1.4% of all its holdings. Mgmt Pro invested 0.2% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Regal Inv Advsr Lc invested in 34,962 shares or 1.32% of the stock. Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Liability stated it has 0.23% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). First Bancshares Sioux Falls accumulated 4,494 shares or 2.51% of the stock. Moreover, Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Hldg Ltd has 4.64% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Loudon Investment Limited Liability Corporation owns 2,699 shares.

Livingston Group Asset Management Southport Capital Management, which manages about $220.76M and $263.03 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Proshares Ultrashort 20 Year Treasury (TBT) by 35,977 shares to 24,198 shares, valued at $817,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI) by 3,516 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 36,439 shares, and cut its stake in Anthem Inc Com (NYSE:ANTM).

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 414 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, December 14 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, August 7. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 10 by CLSA. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Friday, September 11. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 13 by BTIG Research. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Wednesday, January 17. The company was maintained on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 23 with “Buy”. FBN Securities maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Rosenblatt maintained it with “Hold” rating and $150.0 target in Tuesday, August 22 report.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Don’t Sell Micron Technology Because Of Trade War” on May 21, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Consolidating” published on May 21, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple: The Misleading Sales Data” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Apple: With Enemies Like These, Who Needs Friends?” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple’s Dividend: An Opportunity Wasted” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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