As Procter And Gamble Co (PG) Shares Declined, Holder Palouse Capital Management Has Lifted Stake; As Apple (AAPL) Stock Price Rose, United Bank Has Trimmed Its Position by $632,632

February 22, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Palouse Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by 5.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palouse Capital Management Inc bought 3,483 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 62,386 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.68 million, up from 58,903 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palouse Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $203.80B market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $80.84. About 10.11 million shares traded or 17.57% up from the average. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 7.54% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.




United Bank decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 9.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Bank sold 4,108 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,869 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.30M, down from 44,977 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Bank who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $875.27 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.43 during the last trading session, reaching $172.5. About 29.03M shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $27.32 million activity. Another trade for 56,808 shares valued at $8.79M was sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. Srouji Johny sold $948,612 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, August 28. AHRENDTS ANGELA J sold $9.78 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, October 3. COOK TIMOTHY D sold $43.15M worth of stock or 268,623 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 378 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, June 5 to “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs initiated Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Tuesday, September 22. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $163 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, August 11 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 22. The rating was initiated by Needham on Wednesday, April 6 with “Strong Buy”. Rosenblatt initiated the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, September 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by S&P Research on Thursday, September 24.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.72 EPS, up 29.52% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.80 billion for 15.85 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.08% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. 2.97 billion shares or 2.78% less from 3.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aldebaran holds 2.73% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 25,713 shares. Lederer Assocs Counsel Ca reported 33,783 shares or 4.97% of all its holdings. Regions stated it has 1.03% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Penn Davis Mcfarland reported 154,104 shares. Riggs Asset Managment Inc accumulated 35,827 shares. Sandhill Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 5,417 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Welch Capital Partners Llc Ny reported 1.42% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Hartline Invest stated it has 111,732 shares or 5.21% of all its holdings. Moreover, Cohen And Steers has 0.03% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 79,829 shares. Great Lakes Advsr Limited Liability Com reported 638,954 shares. Intact holds 16,600 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Eagle Lc has 0.99% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 212,587 shares. Hbk LP has invested 0.14% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Limited holds 2.93% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 95,701 shares. Osborne Ptnrs Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 2.63% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Since September 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.96 million activity. Another trade for 10,192 shares valued at $886,441 was made by Fish Kathleen B on Saturday, September 30. $401,642 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares were sold by Majoras Deborah P.

Among 24 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 77 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo reinitiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $98 target in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Atlantic Securities. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of PG in report on Wednesday, December 21 to “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 16 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 51 investors sold PG shares while 765 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. 1.50 billion shares or 1.10% more from 1.48 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Valley National Advisers invested in 43,336 shares. Rfg Advisory Grp Limited Liability Co has 0.26% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 4,537 shares. Curbstone Fin Mngmt Corp holds 0.65% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 24,814 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Group Inc Llc reported 0.49% stake. South Carolina-based Ccm Investment Advisers Limited has invested 1.66% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Rothschild Il owns 0.32% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 31,444 shares. Osborne Prtnrs Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 159,892 shares. Int Sarl accumulated 0.11% or 15,100 shares. Moreover, Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Cap Mgmt Inc has 1.85% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Schulhoff And Com Inc accumulated 236,716 shares. Everett Harris Ca owns 58,620 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il reported 14,236 shares. 1.85M were accumulated by Mackenzie. Ray Gerald L & Associate Ltd reported 1.07% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Chilton Cap Mgmt Lc invested 0.37% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).

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