Apple Computer Com (AAPL) Shareholder Verity Asset Management Lowered Position by $455,625 as Stock Value Declined; As Amazon Com (AMZN) Shares Declined, Stearns Financial Services Group Increased by $336,336 Its Position

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Verity Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Apple Computer Inc Com (AAPL) by 11.66% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verity Asset Management Inc sold 2,025 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,342 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.46 million, down from 17,367 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Verity Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Apple Computer Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $802.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $170.18. About 15,924 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 0.17% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.17% the S&P500. Some Historical AAPL News: 23/03/2018 – Techmeme: Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at an event in Chicago next week; 20/04/2018 – APPLE IS NOW DOWN MORE THAN 5% IN THE PAST TWO DAYS; 05/03/2018 – DONOHOE: EXPECTS TO COLLECT APPLE TAX MONEY ACROSS 2Q; 23/04/2018 – Apple’s Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns; 01/05/2018 – Apple’s $22.8 Billion in Executed Repurchases Set Another Record; 04/05/2018 – RAVPower Officially Qi-Certifies Their Popular Apple and Samsung Compatible Wireless Charging Pad; 23/03/2018 – Apple Will Return to Its Roots With Education Tools and New iPad; 09/04/2018 – Jamf and Maryville University Offer Students a Unique Approach to Learning with a Modern Tool; 12/04/2018 – Patently Apple: PACid Technologies Sues Samsung over Biometric Solutions for Galaxy Smartphones and beyond; 05/04/2018 – Tech Today: Zuck’s Blitz, Apple’s Big Returns, Cheers for Tencent — Barron’s Blog

Stearns Financial Services Group increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) by 63.88% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stearns Financial Services Group bought 168 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.37% with the market. The institutional investor held 431 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $863,000, up from 263 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stearns Financial Services Group who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $805.57B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $1640. About 8,524 shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 41.49% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.49% the S&P500. Some Historical AMZN News: 19/04/2018 – KCEN: 6 take-aways on leadership from Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk; 23/05/2018 – CloudHealth Technologies Enables Greater Visibility and Governance for Containerized Environments through Support of Amazon Elastic Container Service; 18/05/2018 – TRUMP HAS PERSONALLY PUSHED U.S. POSTMASTER GENERAL TO DOUBLE THE RATE THE POSTAL SERVICE CHARGES AMAZON.COM AND OTHER FIRMS TO SHIP PACKAGES -WASHINGTON POST; 28/03/2018 – CBS Los Angeles: Source: Trump Is ‘Obsessed’ With Amazon, ‘Wondered Aloud’ About Going After Retail Giant; 26/04/2018 – Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 43% to $51.0 Billion; 03/04/2018 – Office Chai: Amazon India Fires 60 Employees, More Layoffs Could Follow; 14/03/2018 – Denny’s Adds Voice Ordering Through Amazon Alexa — MarketWatch; 18/04/2018 – FICO Solution for Identifying Procurement Fraud, Waste and Abuse Now on Amazon Web Services (AWS); 02/05/2018 – Synchrony Teams with Amazon to Introduce New Alexa Skill for Amazon Store Card; 15/05/2018 – NBC DFW: #BREAKING: City of Arlington “no longer moving forward” with Amazon HQ2 bid

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $902,607 activity. $255,087 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D.

Among 58 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Apple Inc. had 477 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Rosenblatt to “Buy” on Friday, November 3. As per Thursday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. S&P Research maintained it with “Strong Buy” rating and $150 target in Thursday, September 24 report. On Tuesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Oppenheimer. On Monday, June 12 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Buy”. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, April 6. The rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Outperform” on Wednesday, March 30. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.04, from 0.71 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 54 investors sold AAPL shares while 1030 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 577 raised stakes. 2.68 billion shares or 3.22% less from 2.77 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Baillie Gifford & has invested 0.03% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Seven Post Investment Office LP has invested 0.35% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Norman Fields Gottscho Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested 4.44% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Ifrah has invested 1.94% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). 99,765 were reported by Premier Asset Management Limited Company. 21,574 are owned by Archford Strategies Limited Liability Corp. Daiwa Sb Limited accumulated 0.77% or 17,210 shares. Front Barnett Assoc Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 9.24% stake. Moreover, Elkhorn Ltd Partnership has 0.87% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 6,600 shares. Farr Miller And Washington Lc Dc accumulated 41,801 shares or 0.8% of the stock. Neumann Management Limited Liability Com owns 3.91% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 29,394 shares. The Florida-based Steinberg Asset Management has invested 1.2% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Rothschild Il stated it has 132,212 shares or 3.52% of all its holdings. Peoples Svcs Corporation reported 2.38% stake. Farmers Trust Com holds 49,635 shares.

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Apple (AAPL) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Down Y/Y – Nasdaq” on January 30, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple: Rethinking The iPhone – Seeking Alpha” published on January 16, 2019, Fool.ca published: “Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) vs Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL): Which Is the Better Tech Stock? – The Motley Fool Canada” on February 04, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Apple and Sonos Duke It Out in Premium Headphone Market – Nasdaq” published on January 25, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple Vs. Google: One Clear Winner – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 13, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.34 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 55 investors sold AMZN shares while 636 reduced holdings. 157 funds opened positions while 655 raised stakes. 260.67 million shares or 2.89% less from 268.42 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Invest Counsel Limited Co has invested 7.14% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Sfe Invest Counsel holds 1.45% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 1,878 shares. Moreover, Fincl Advisory Service has 0.42% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 927 shares. Piedmont Inv Advsrs holds 4.39% or 52,269 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma invested 5.55% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Cumberland reported 0.11% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 594 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated stated it has 0.31% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Osborne Limited Liability holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 315 shares. Massachusetts-based Boston Family Office Limited Liability Com has invested 2.15% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Argi Investment Svcs Ltd Llc has invested 0.1% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Country Club Tru Na holds 0.22% or 933 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Acadian Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.18% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 10,050 were accumulated by Eagle Glob Advisors Limited Liability. Vaughan Nelson Ltd Partnership holds 11,475 shares.

Stearns Financial Services Group, which manages about $686.86M and $444.07 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) by 85,946 shares to 633,917 shares, valued at $49.89 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 57 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 54 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Amazon.com had 334 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Buy” rating by Monness on Monday, April 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, July 29. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 27. As per Friday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, August 27. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Cowen & Co. Macquarie Research maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, February 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, February 2. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Axiom Securities.

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