Capital Counsel Lowered Varian Med Sys (VAR) Position by $356,754 as Stock Rose; Apple (AAPL) Holder Wealth Architects Has Upped Position

May 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Capital Counsel Llc decreased its stake in Varian Med Sys Inc (VAR) by 0.99% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Counsel Llc sold 3,214 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 322,779 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $35.88M, down from 325,993 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Varian Med Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $118.5. About 575,372 shares traded. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has risen 32.94% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.39% the S&P500.

Wealth Architects Llc increased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 35.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealth Architects Llc bought 8,636 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,988 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.58 million, up from 24,352 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wealth Architects Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $926.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $188.59. About 26.21M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Among 56 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 37 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Apple Inc. had 413 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by FBN Securities. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday, May 2 with “Hold” rating. CLSA maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130 target in Friday, September 16 report. UBS maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, January 5 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, May 2. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, April 24. The company was maintained on Friday, August 28 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight”. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 17 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Graham Mngmt Lp holds 0.03% or 5,776 shares in its portfolio. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru holds 0.91% or 49,824 shares. Snow Capital Management LP holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 20,677 shares. Paloma Prns Mngmt holds 88,778 shares. 439,581 were reported by Profund Advisors. Finance Engines Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 444 shares. Waldron Limited Partnership owns 24,195 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. Cap Intll Sarl has 51,125 shares for 0.81% of their portfolio. Noven Financial Gru holds 4,799 shares. Martin Currie invested in 2.76% or 230,715 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca accumulated 817,578 shares. Alphaone Invest Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 2,573 shares. 41,219 were accumulated by Iowa Fincl Bank. Pennsylvania-based Jfs Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has invested 1.28% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Inc stated it has 2,815 shares.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Friday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) and Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY)” on May 11, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Worth Watching” published on May 10, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Monday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) and Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stock Advancing” published on May 11, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Why Short Sellers Don’t Matter to Apple” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $42.88 million activity. $6.51M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold 38,228 shares worth $6.75M. Shares for $6.83 million were sold by Maestri Luca. $2.73 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Friday, January 5. $11.56 million worth of stock was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W on Tuesday, April 3.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 selling transactions for $22.34 million activity. Another trade for 933 shares valued at $101,056 was made by KENNEDY KOLLEEN T on Tuesday, January 16. Another trade for 2,161 shares valued at $274,383 was sold by LARET MARK R. Shares for $3.04M were sold by WILSON DOW R. Another trade for 1,556 shares valued at $196,792 was made by MOMSEN MAGNUS on Monday, March 12. Another trade for 5,651 shares valued at $692,560 was sold by ILLINGWORTH DAVID J. Another trade for 1,952 shares valued at $235,413 was sold by BOSTROM SUSAN L.

Capital Counsel Llc, which manages about $2.48B and $1.22 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKB) by 1,800 shares to 9,243 shares, valued at $1.83 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

More recent Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) to Acquire Taiwan’s Cooperative CL Enterprises” on May 07, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Varian acquisition target Sirtex Medical receives new offer from Chinese investor, shareholders meeting postponed” on May 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Varian Medical Systems (VAR) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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