Gradient Investments buys $5,840,175 stake in Apple Inc (AAPL)

Apple Inc (AAPL) : Gradient Investments scooped up 37,484 additional shares in Apple Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 53,165 shares of Apple Inc which is valued at $5,840,175.Apple Inc makes up approximately 0.72% of Gradient Investments’s portfolio.

Apple Inc closed down -2.37 points or -2.16% at $107.48 with 6,08,21,461 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $108.89, the shares hit an intraday low of $106.94 and an intraday high of $108.95 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mcnamara Financial Services sold out all of its stake in AAPL during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 29,464 shares of AAPL which is valued $3,236,620.Searle boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,740 additional shares and now holds a total of 14,413 shares of Apple Inc which is valued at $1,583,268. Apple Inc makes up approx 1.45% of Searle’s portfolio.Beese Fulmer Investment Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 434 additional shares and now holds a total of 68,889 shares of Apple Inc which is valued at $7,567,457. Apple Inc makes up approx 2.17% of Beese Fulmer Investment Management’s portfolio.Atlas Browninc. boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 628 additional shares and now holds a total of 28,536 shares of Apple Inc which is valued at $3,134,680. Apple Inc makes up approx 1.33% of Atlas Browninc.’s portfolio.Community Trust Investment Co boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 43,966 additional shares and now holds a total of 163,172 shares of Apple Inc which is valued at $17,789,011. Apple Inc makes up approx 2.30% of Community Trust Investment Co’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Apple Inc reported $3.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jan 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $3.23. The company had revenue of $75872.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $76596.37 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.06 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Apple Inc. Needham Initiated Apple Inc on Apr 6, 2016 to “Strong Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $150.Company shares were Reiterated by Credit Suisse on Apr 4, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 150 from a previous price target of $140 .Company shares were Upgraded by Cowen on Mar 30, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 135 from a previous price target of $125 .

Apple Inc. (Apple) designs manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices personal computers and portable digital music players and a variety of related software services peripherals networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications. The Company's products and services include iPhone iPad Mac iPod Apple TV a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications the iOS and OS X operating systems iCloud and a variety of accessory service and support offerings. The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store App StoreSM iBookstoreSM and Mac App Store. The Company distributes its products worldwide through its retail stores online stores and direct sales force as well as through third-party cellular network carriers wholesalers retailers and value-added resellers. In February 2012 the Company acquired app-search engine Chomp.

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