$2.71 EPS Expected for Apple Inc. (AAPL)

The institutional investor held 14,078 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.05 million, down from 21,164 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Apple during the second quarter valued at $1,471,000.

Apple shares are up 0.7% to $175.88. About 14,737 shares traded. Force Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $889.88 billion market cap company. AAPL outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in Agilent Technologies Inc (A) by 145.36% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Girard Limited invested in 148,391 shares or 4.81% of the stock. The Private Asset Management Inc holds 103,194 shares with $17.46 million value, up from 17,223 last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership who had been investing in Agilent Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.02 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.35% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $183.37. About 213,923 shares traded. Straight Path Communications Inc. Since April 16, 2017 AAPL has risen 19.49% and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.14% the S&P500.

AAPL had 4 insider sales and 0 insider buys since December 7, 2017. 69,491 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $11.56 million were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. Piper Jaffray maintained Apple Inc.

Among 15 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 58 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, August 2. The stock has "Hold" rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, September 27. After $3.89 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.33% negative EPS growth. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, November 3 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 23 by UBS. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, February 13. The company was maintained on Monday, March 5 by Robert W. Baird. Cascend Securities upped their target price on shares of Apple from $200.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive due to AAPL positioning: 50 sold and 1023 reduced. 31 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. Investors holded 2.97 billion in 2017Q3 but now own 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more. Smith Moore & has invested 1.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Obermeyer Wood Inv Counsel Lllp stated it has 11,412 shs. 98,777 are owned by North Star Investment. Amf Pensionsforsakring accumulated 0.45% or 679,587 shares. First Heartland Consultants invested 2.61% in Apple Inc. Vantage Investment Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 9,853 shares stake. (NYSEAMERICAN:STRP). Royal Natl Bank Of Canada stated it has 7,205 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Afam Inc invested in 1.62% or 87,199 shares. Northside Cap Management Ltd Liability owns 2,210 shares or 0.11% of their USA portfolio. Columbia Asset Mgmt holds 4.49% or 92,420 shares in its portfolio. Markston Interest Limited Liability Co holds 6.3% or 360,604 shares. Valmark Advisers invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. It also reduced its holding in Orbital Atk Inc by 122,999 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 100,249 shares, and cut its stake in Tribune Media Co.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Jump Trading Ltd Liability holds 10,898 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. The shares have slowed down in recent weeks, with their price down about -0.31% in the past three months. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt owns 459,253 shares or 1.06% of their USA portfolio. 68,339 are owned by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. $2.94M worth of stock was sold by Riccio Daniel J. on Wednesday, April 4. Blackrock Inc owns 702,220 shares. The New York-based York Cap Mngmt Glob Advsrs Ltd Llc has invested 0.23% in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. Illinois-based Northern Tru has invested 0.05% in HCP, Inc. HCP had 78 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Friday, November 3. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Harvey Mgmt reported 6.18% in Apple Inc. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Sell" on Friday, August 5. After having $3.89 EPS previously, Apple Inc.'s analysts see -30.33 % EPS growth. (NASDAQ:CNSL) earned "Underperform" rating by DA Davidson on Monday, April 4. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Apple from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $190.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. (NYSE:MBI). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 6,266 shares.

AAPL has been the topic of several other reports. They expect $-0.01 EPS, down 110.00% or $0.11 from last year's $0.1 per share. The iPhone maker reported $3.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.82 by $0.07.

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