Woodmont Investment Counsel Lowered By $622,930 Its Apple (AAPL) Position; Moodys (MCO) Sentiment Is 1.35

March 20, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

MoodyÂ’s Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The company has market cap of $31.94 billion. It operates through two divisions, MoodyÂ’s Investors Service and MoodyÂ’s Analytics. It has a 32.45 P/E ratio. The MoodyÂ’s Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on various debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs.

Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 9.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc sold 4,045 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc holds 37,252 shares with $5.74 million value, down from 41,297 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $892.37 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $175.87. About 10.03 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc increased Vanguard Index Fds (VUG) stake by 2,667 shares to 103,882 valued at $13.79M in 2017Q3. It also upped Vanguard Index Fds (VBR) stake by 2,449 shares and now owns 17,761 shares. Ishares Inc (IEMG) was raised too.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $2.71 EPS, up 29.05% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.1 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $13.75 billion for 16.22 P/E if the $2.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.33% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 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. Somerset Tru Communication holds 2.6% or 31,823 shares. Guild Inv Mgmt holds 6.85% or 42,152 shares in its portfolio. Curbstone Mngmt invested in 2.1% or 47,132 shares. Ccm Advisers Ltd Liability invested in 2.99% or 100,676 shares. Magnetar Ltd Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Vanguard Gru owns 344.59M shares. Everett Harris Ca accumulated 5.55% or 1.20M shares. 23,250 are held by Tyrus Cap Sam. Cutler Lc stated it has 17,866 shares. 2,303 were reported by Fundx Inv Gru Ltd. Malaga Cove Ltd Com invested 0.18% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 66,929 are owned by Valicenti Advisory Inc. Moreover, Oakwood Capital Limited Liability Com Ca has 2.13% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Stelac Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation reported 3,588 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. New England Private Wealth Advsr Ltd Liability Company invested in 22,337 shares or 1.03% of the stock.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. Shares for $8.79 million were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. $2.65M worth of stock was sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Thursday, December 7. AHRENDTS ANGELA J had sold 63,388 shares worth $9.78M on Tuesday, October 3.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Apple Inc. had 385 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, September 11. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 12. On Thursday, March 10 the stock rating was maintained by CLSA with “Buy”. As per Friday, December 1, the company rating was downgraded by Gabelli. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by S&P Research on Thursday, September 24 with “Strong Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, November 30. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 18.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Moody’s’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Moody’s, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $99.0 while the high is $100.0. The stock’s average target of $99.50 is -40.47% below today’s ($167.14) share price. MCO was included in 3 notes of analysts from January 10, 2017. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by UBS. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal Weight” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report.

Altarock Partners Llc holds 22.03% of its portfolio in Moody's Corporation for 1.08 million shares. Triple Frond Partners Llc owns 1.03 million shares or 17.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Windacre Partnership Llc has 13.01% invested in the company for 660,000 shares. The Virginia-based Akre Capital Management Llc has invested 11.56% in the stock. Marshfield Associates, a -based fund reported 1.18 million shares.

The stock increased 1.06% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $167.14. About 198,936 shares traded. Moody's Corporation (MCO) has risen 23.29% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

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