Calamos Advisors buys $497,267,265 stake in Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) : Calamos Advisors scooped up 486,139 additional shares in Apple during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 25, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 5,304,750 shares of Apple which is valued at $497,267,265.Apple makes up approximately 4.44% of Calamos Advisors’s portfolio.

Apple closed down -0.1 points or -0.11% at $93.64 with 4,81,60,104 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $93.965, the shares hit an intraday low of $92.4 and an intraday high of $94.08 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pacwest Financial Management Inc boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,153 additional shares and now holds a total of 30,631 shares of Apple which is valued at $2,871,350. Apple makes up approx 1.85% of Pacwest Financial Management Inc’s portfolio.Trust Co Of Oklahoma reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 485 shares or 1.12% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 42,750 shares of AAPL which is valued at $4,517,820. Apple makes up approx 2.46% of Trust Co Of Oklahoma’s portfolio.Deane Retirement Strategies reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 1,247 shares or 4.98% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 23,793 shares of AAPL which is valued at $2,514,444. Apple makes up approx 2.36% of Deane Retirement Strategies’s portfolio.W.g. Shaheen Associates Dba Whitney Co boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,709 additional shares and now holds a total of 99,693 shares of Apple which is valued at $10,951,276. Apple makes up approx 4.66% of W.g. Shaheen Associates Dba Whitney Co’s portfolio.Elm Advisors boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 365 additional shares and now holds a total of 12,655 shares of Apple which is valued at $1,390,152. Apple makes up approx 1.33% of Elm Advisors’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Apple reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.10 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.00. The company had revenue of $50557.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $51984.35 million. The company’s revenue was down -12.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.33 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Apple. Shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Apr 27, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 125 from a previous price target of $135 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 27, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 120 from a previous price target of $130 .Shares were Reiterated by Goldman on Apr 27, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 136 from a previous price target of $155 .

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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