Gyroscope Capital Management Group Has Boosted Its Apple (AAPL) Position; Texas Permanent School Fund Lifted Autonation (AN) Stake By $1.37 Million

February 20, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 39.16% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc acquired 6,061 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc holds 21,540 shares with $3.32 million value, up from 15,479 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $871.97 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $171.85. About 30.64 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Texas Permanent School Fund increased Autonation Inc (AN) stake by 157.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Texas Permanent School Fund acquired 29,167 shares as Autonation Inc (AN)’s stock declined 16.96%. The Texas Permanent School Fund holds 47,661 shares with $2.26M value, up from 18,494 last quarter. Autonation Inc now has $4.77 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.13% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $51.98. About 704,222 shares traded. AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) has declined 14.65% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.35% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.09 million activity. $275,000 worth of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) was sold by GRUSKY ROBERT R.

Texas Permanent School Fund decreased Aon Plc (NYSE:AON) stake by 3,150 shares to 70,484 valued at $10.30 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 47,505 shares and now owns 2.40 million shares. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering AutoNation (NYSE:AN), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. AutoNation had 37 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Negative” on Thursday, September 28. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 3. Bank of America maintained the shares of AN in report on Friday, February 9 with “Neutral” rating. On Monday, February 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold”. The stock of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, October 6 to “Neutral”. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of AN in report on Thursday, October 29 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 11 report. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 52 investors sold AN shares while 69 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 70.55 million shares or 0.56% less from 70.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teewinot Advisers Ltd Liability holds 1.07% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) or 50,400 shares. Chickasaw Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 25,615 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership owns 78,941 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Arlington Value Cap Limited has 9.07% invested in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 1.91M shares. Invesco Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 132,369 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Llc stated it has 0% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Massachusetts-based Geode Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). 682,015 were accumulated by Northern. Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN). Sumitomo Mitsui holds 0.01% or 174,120 shares. Cibc Mkts, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 8,770 shares. Schwartz Inv Counsel has 201,900 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Laurion Management LP holds 21,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley invested in 563,821 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd has 9,275 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Nelson Roberts Investment Advsr Ltd Liability owns 22,615 shares or 1.15% of their US portfolio. Calamos Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation holds 139,316 shares or 2.98% of its portfolio. Leisure Capital Management holds 2.85% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 21,077 shares. Hamel Assocs holds 3.79% or 50,552 shares in its portfolio. Novare Capital Lc stated it has 73,685 shares. The Nebraska-based First Bancorp Of Omaha has invested 2.62% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 0.29% stake. The Michigan-based Norris Perne & French Limited Liability Partnership Mi has invested 3.44% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Edmp Inc has invested 6.01% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Howard Capital Mgmt, New York-based fund reported 162,235 shares. Altavista Wealth holds 43,146 shares or 3.16% of its portfolio. Westwood Hldgs Gru owns 314,906 shares or 0.39% of their US portfolio. First Tru Lp has 1.22M shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Motley Fool Wealth Ltd invested 1.38% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Narwhal Cap Mngmt holds 65,545 shares.

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