California State Teachers Retirement System Lowers stake in Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) : California State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in Apple by 4.73% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 11,661,407 shares of Apple which is valued at $1,233,660,247 after selling 578,360 shares in Apple , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.Apple makes up approximately 2.57% of California State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Gibraltar Capital Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 240 additional shares and now holds a total of 70,549 shares of Apple which is valued at $7,463,379. Apple makes up approx 8.69% of Gibraltar Capital Management’s portfolio.Bridge Creek Capital Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,181 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,628 shares of Apple which is valued at $3,921,214. Apple makes up approx 2.26% of Bridge Creek Capital Management’s portfolio.Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 12,698 additional shares and now holds a total of 69,226 shares of Apple which is valued at $7,126,817. Apple makes up approx 1.96% of Financial Architects Inc’s portfolio.Murphy Pohlad Asset Management boosted its stake in AAPL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,290 additional shares and now holds a total of 24,919 shares of Apple which is valued at $2,413,904. Apple makes up approx 1.75% of Murphy Pohlad Asset Management’s portfolio.Ckw Financial Group reduced its stake in AAPL by selling 215 shares or 27.92% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 555 shares of AAPL which is valued at $53,657. Apple makes up approx 0.02% of Ckw Financial Group’s portfolio.

Apple opened for trading at $105.58 and hit $106 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $105.87, with a gain of 0.08% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,74,08,650 shares. Company has a market cap of $570,474 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. 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 was Upgraded by Raymond James to ” Outperform” on Jul 27, 2016.

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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