Ancora Advisors buys $7,469,180 stake in Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) : Ancora Advisors scooped up 1,111 additional shares in Apple during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 69,044 shares of Apple which is valued at $7,469,180.Apple makes up approximately 0.84% of Ancora Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Crawford Investment Counsel Inc boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 13,570 additional shares and now holds a total of 164,247 shares of Apple which is valued at $17,768,240. Apple makes up approx 0.68% of Crawford Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.Investment Counselors Of Maryland reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 750 shares or 1.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 38,518 shares of AAPL which is valued at $4,157,248. Apple makes up approx 0.22% of Investment Counselors Of Maryland’s portfolio.Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 376,903 shares or 81.93% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 83,154 shares of AAPL which is valued at $9,011,399. Apple makes up approx 0.13% of Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management’s portfolio.New England Private Wealth Advisors boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 102 additional shares and now holds a total of 28,742 shares of Apple which is valued at $3,089,190. Apple makes up approx 1.15% of New England Private Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.Parkside Financial Bank Trust reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 407 shares or 1.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,378 shares of AAPL which is valued at $2,155,789. Apple makes up approx 1.03% of Parkside Financial Bank Trust’s portfolio.

Apple opened for trading at $108.59 and hit $109.32 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $108.85, with a gain of 0.31% or 0.34 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,12,55,594 shares. Company has a market cap of $586,532 M.

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. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 11, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 117 from a previous price target of $115 .Apple was Upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to ” Buy” on Jul 28, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Macquarie on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 115 from a previous price target of $112 .

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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