Apple Computer (AAPL) Shareholder Novare Capital Management Cut Its Position as Share Value Declined; Hitchwood Capital Management LP Has Raised Its Stake in Exact Sciences (EXAS) by $33.15 Million as Market Value Declined

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Hitchwood Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS) by 141.67% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hitchwood Capital Management Lp bought 425,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.47% with the market. The institutional investor held 725,000 shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $57.22 million, up from 300,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hitchwood Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Exact Sciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.14% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $76.38. About 1.28M shares traded. Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has risen 27.76% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.76% the S&P500. Some Historical EXAS News: 19/03/2018 – Harry Connick, Jr. and Wife and Cancer Survivor Jill Connick Team Up to Urge People 50 and Older to Get Screened for Colon Cancer; 17/04/2018 – Exact Sciences Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/05/2018 – Exact Sciences: A Big Opportunity? — Barrons.com; 26/04/2018 – EXACT Sciences 1Q Rev $90.3M; 06/03/2018 Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Paul Limburg to join Exact Sciences medical leadership; 26/04/2018 – EXACT Sciences 1Q Loss $39.4M; 03/04/2018 – ColoGuard to Provide Industry City Tenants with Ready Access to More Than 30 Networks; 01/05/2018 – Exact Sciences Presenting at Bank of America Conference May 15

Novare Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Apple Computer Inc (AAPL) by 2.56% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Novare Capital Management Llc sold 1,885 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 71,780 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $16.19M, down from 73,665 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Novare Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Computer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $720.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.98% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $152.29. About 27.02 million shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 29/05/2018 – CNET: Rumors are brewing of a triple-camera Apple iPhone design; 27/03/2018 – Apple to Unveil New Education Products (Video); 08/05/2018 – EXCLUSIVE – COMPANIES INCLUDING AMAZON, INTEL AND AIRBUS VIE TO TAKE PART IN DRONE TESTS THAT U.S. WILL ANNOUNCE WEDNESDAY; 07/03/2018 – APPLE – IN 2017, CO DIRECTED SUPPLIERS TO REMOVE 10 SMELTERS AND REFINERS NOT WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COMPLETE, THIRD PARTY AUDIT IN GIVEN TIMELINES; 03/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – China’s Xiaomi lifts lid on Hong Kong l.P.O; 20/04/2018 – A source says the department previously investigated similar claims in 2016 and that a complaint from Apple was one factor that led to that probe; 31/03/2018 – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Apple’s technology is a ‘means, not an end’ to help public education in his city; 01/05/2018 – COOK: SERVICES IS A ‘HUGE OPPORTUNITY’ FOR APPLE; 13/04/2018 – MEDIA-Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media- Bloomberg; 25/05/2018 – Apple to Close Atlantic City Store, Cutting 52 Employees

Hitchwood Capital Management Lp, which manages about $657.83 million and $7.08B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 25,000 shares to 45,000 shares, valued at $90.14M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tiffany & Co New (NYSE:TIF) by 660,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 260,000 shares, and cut its stake in Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.14, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold EXAS shares while 88 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 106.63 million shares or 6.22% more from 100.39 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 3.40 million shares. Landscape Capital Lc holds 17,723 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Jefferies Group Inc Ltd reported 12,500 shares. Blackrock holds 5.11M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assocs Md accumulated 0.13% or 10.90 million shares. First Trust Advsr LP accumulated 524,744 shares. 4,358 were accumulated by Comerica Bancorporation. Swiss Commercial Bank reported 212,619 shares. American Int Grp holds 0% or 2,894 shares in its portfolio. Van Eck Assoc Corporation holds 0.1% or 258,801 shares. Raymond James Fin Ser Advisors owns 30,962 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability Company, Maryland-based fund reported 41,957 shares. Moreover, Cap World Invsts has 0.02% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 890,000 shares. Advisory Service Network Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability, California-based fund reported 13,200 shares.

More notable recent Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Earnings Preview: Exact Sciences – Seeking Alpha” on February 19, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “EXACT Sciences Enters Oversold Territory (EXAS) – Nasdaq” published on April 02, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “March 1st Options Now Available For EXACT Sciences (EXAS) – Nasdaq” on January 10, 2019. More interesting news about Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “EXACT Sciences is Now Oversold (EXAS) – Nasdaq” published on December 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Canaccord impressed with possible Cologuard competition – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 10, 2018.

Since July 30, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $13.66 million activity. $184,730 worth of stock was sold by WYZGA MICHAEL S on Tuesday, August 28. 2,847 shares were sold by Zanotti Katherine S, worth $167,574. LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER also sold $5.71 million worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares. COWARD D SCOTT had sold 2,190 shares worth $174,118. $139,675 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares were sold by Fallon John A.. Another trade for 1,318 shares valued at $77,577 was made by Doyle James Edward on Monday, July 30.

Among 19 analysts covering EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. EXACT Sciences had 91 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by BTIG Research. Craig Hallum maintained Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) rating on Thursday, July 6. Craig Hallum has “Buy” rating and $4100 target. On Friday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) rating on Tuesday, July 4. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $3500 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Canaccord Genuity. Robert W. Baird maintained Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Tuesday, June 5 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 23 by Bank of America.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $4.21 earnings per share, up 8.23% or $0.32 from last year’s $3.89 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $19.91 billion for 9.04 P/E if the $4.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.91 actual earnings per share reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.67% EPS growth.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $647,520 activity.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Buy Apple (AAPL) Stock for Cheap Heading into 2019? – Nasdaq” on December 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple: Biggest Needs For 2019 – Seeking Alpha” published on January 02, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Apple Silly Season Is Upon Us – Seeking Alpha” on January 02, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft Stock Is Worth Its Relatively High Price – Nasdaq” published on January 04, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 01/07/2019: MU,INTC,MSI,QTRH,AAPL – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 07, 2019.

Among 58 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Apple Inc. had 470 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, December 23. The rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, September 13 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital Markets given on Monday, July 24. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. As per Friday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. CLSA maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Friday, September 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, February 2. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Thursday, January 3 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 1.

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