Tph Asset Management Lowered Its Position in U S Silica Hldgs (SLCA) by $539,616 as Stock Value Declined; Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Lowered Apple (AAPL) Stake by $455,286; Stock Declined

May 18, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 5.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc sold 2,694 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 48,205 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.16M, down from 50,899 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $919.08 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $186.99. About 15.62 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Tph Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in U S Silica Hldgs Inc (SLCA) by 5.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tph Asset Management Llc sold 16,863 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.14% with the market. The hedge fund held 301,184 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.81 million, down from 318,047 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tph Asset Management Llc who had been investing in U S Silica Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.60B market cap company. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $33.39. About 2.01M shares traded. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) has declined 43.79% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.34% the S&P500.

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. Delta Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 39,478 shares stake. Rockefeller Fincl stated it has 0.2% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 641,204 were accumulated by Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Lc. Neumann Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 2.96% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.88% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2.26M shares. Locust Wood Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 4.83% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Wealthtrust Axiom Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.2% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 18,995 shares. Stearns Grp Inc owns 23,964 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Advsr Incorporated holds 152,000 shares. Sigma Planning has 2% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 153,726 shares. Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership has 13,968 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Freestone Cap Holdings Ltd invested 1.94% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Amf Pensionsforsakring has invested 0.17% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 480,511 are held by Artisan Prtn Ltd Partnership. Gilder Gagnon Howe Com Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

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. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19000 target in Tuesday, March 27 report. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by FBN Securities with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, May 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 21 with “Overweight”. As per Monday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, March 30 by Longbow. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Monday, July 10. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Friday, September 11. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 12 by Wells Fargo.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Glasses May Launch in 2021” on May 17, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Upward Trend” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “WaPo: Apple considers NoVa for new campus” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Sources: Research Triangle Park tops Apple’s short list” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “DoT announces drone project winners” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.19 earnings per share, up 31.14% or $0.52 from last year’s $1.67 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $10.76 billion for 21.35 P/E if the $2.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.73 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.78% negative EPS growth.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $42.88 million activity. The insider Riccio Daniel J. sold $2.65 million. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold 69,491 shares worth $11.56 million. $6.51M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D. Maestri Luca also sold $6.83M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Thursday, April 12. The insider AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold 38,228 shares worth $6.75 million.

Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc, which manages about $2.87B and $1.10B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amphenol Corp New (NYSE:APH) by 79,974 shares to 327,290 shares, valued at $28.74M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 8,976 shares in the quarter, for a total of 134,051 shares, and has risen its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV).

More recent U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “US Silica’s (SLCA) CEO, Bryan Shinn on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 24, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “US Silica Holdings: Wait For A Pullback” on May 17, 2018. Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy in May” with publication date: May 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 28 analysts covering U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. U.S. Silica had 106 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, April 13 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLCA in report on Thursday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 24. Jefferies upgraded the shares of SLCA in report on Monday, July 11 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 30. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $30 target in Thursday, July 30 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 13 by SunTrust. The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 28.

Analysts await U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.69 EPS, up 81.58% or $0.31 from last year’s $0.38 per share. SLCA’s profit will be $53.77 million for 12.10 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.78% EPS growth.

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