As Apple (AAPL) Share Price Declined, New England Investment & Retirement Group Decreased by $1.09 Million Its Position; Gideon Capital Advisors Holding in Lincoln Natl Ind (LNC) Boosted by $417,745

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Gideon Capital Advisors Inc increased its stake in Lincoln Natl Corp Ind (LNC) by 174.06% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc bought 6,235 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.49% with the market. The hedge fund held 9,817 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $664,000, up from 3,582 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Lincoln Natl Corp Ind for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.96 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $60.65. About 1.55 million shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has declined 28.51% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.51% the S&P500. Some Historical LNC News: 08/03/2018 Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Old Republic International, NiSource, MasTec, Lincoln National, Oceaneering Intern; 13/04/2018 – VERDE SERVICIOS EXITED WFC, NXPI, GOOG, HDB, LNC IN 1Q: 13F; 15/05/2018 – Lincoln Financial Group Named to Forbes America’s Best Employers 2018 List; 21/05/2018 – Lincoln Financial Group Launches lndexed Variable Annuity with Unique Income Option and Simple Investing Choices; 23/05/2018 – Lincoln National Presenting at Conference May 30; 16/04/2018 – Lincoln Financial Group Launches Newest Evolution of Its “Responsibility of Love” Advertising Campaign; 01/05/2018 – Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) Announces 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award Wi; 23/04/2018 – Lincoln Financial Group Teams up to Deliver 200 Care Packages to U.S. Servicemembers; 20/04/2018 – DJ Lincoln National Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LNC); 18/05/2018 – A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Developing Implications, Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston

New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 21.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc sold 4,824 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.32% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,851 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.03 million, down from 22,675 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc 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 37,533 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: 03/04/2018 – Apple Hires Artificial-Intelligence Executive From Rival Google; 21/05/2018 – Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) starts on June 4; 12/05/2018 – Apple invests in ‘green’ metal; 15/05/2018 – Einhorn Adds To Brighthouse Financial Stake, Trims Apple, GM Holdings — MarketWatch; 29/05/2018 – Apple is reportedly going to use OLED panels in all of its new iPhones; 07/03/2018 – APPLE SAYS IT DID 756 SUPPLIER FACILITY ASSESSMENTS IN 2017; 16/03/2018 – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted a photo with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday; 06/04/2018 – Apple CEO Tim Cook calls #MeToo, DACA and Parkland student activists ‘heroes’; 01/05/2018 – Apple 2Q Americas Rev $24.84B; 30/04/2018 – The new focus on health may make Fitbit and Google stronger competitors against Apple whose smartwatch has continued to grow rapidly

Since December 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $124,821 activity.

More notable recent Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “10 Undervalued Stocks for the Enterprising Investor – GuruFocus.com” on January 16, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Lincoln National Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on February 05, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “Lincoln Financial Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results – Business Wire” on February 06, 2019. More interesting news about Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 6, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 06, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Lincoln National, United Rentals, FTI Consulting, American Woodmark, Schnitzer Steel Industries, and Kirkland’s — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 37 investors sold LNC shares while 204 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 168.10 million shares or 1.26% less from 170.25 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. The New York-based Loews Corp has invested 0.01% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Cibc Asset Management Inc owns 20,022 shares. Us Fincl Bank De accumulated 150,643 shares. Flippin Bruce Porter Inc holds 0.83% or 66,144 shares in its portfolio. Cleararc Cap owns 5,623 shares. New York-based Shufro Rose & Ltd Llc has invested 0.31% in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Bokf Na reported 16,727 shares stake. South Dakota Invest Council reported 147,118 shares stake. Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company, California-based fund reported 9,304 shares. Advsr Asset stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC). Walleye Trading Lc, Minnesota-based fund reported 12,601 shares. Fincl Architects invested in 0.07% or 6,569 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System accumulated 298,523 shares. Johnson Fincl Group Inc owns 252 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 2,397 shares in its portfolio.

Gideon Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $340.51 million and $212.43 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hubspot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) by 2,395 shares to 2,364 shares, valued at $357,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sei Investments Co (NASDAQ:SEIC) by 5,512 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,931 shares, and cut its stake in Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK).

Among 19 analysts covering Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lincoln National had 71 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, July 16, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Sunday, January 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $46 target in Wednesday, April 6 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $83.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. Wood upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $80 target in Monday, November 5 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, January 13. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc, which manages about $526.71M and $152.56M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Calamos Conv & High Income Fd Com Shs (CHY) by 162,107 shares to 391,206 shares, valued at $5.19M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 258 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2,297 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Blackstone/ Gso Senior Loan Etf (SRLN).

More notable recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Technology Sector Update for 02/08/2019: VCRA, EGAN, QNST, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” on February 08, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Apple reorganization suggests modem chips – Reuters – Seeking Alpha” published on February 07, 2019, Livetradingnews.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Weak Demand in China for iPhones – Live Trading News” on February 12, 2019. More interesting news about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Apple Earnings: AAPL Stock Surges on Q1 EPS Beat – Nasdaq” published on January 29, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Apple’s Stock Is Witnessing Bullish Momentum – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 16, 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 477 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 28 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, August 1. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $175 target. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, September 14. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, September 11. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $168 target in Friday, March 16 report. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, January 5. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $170 target in Wednesday, January 30 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 13.

Since November 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $902,607 activity. $647,520 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by KONDO CHRIS.

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